Donna McKechnie Will Be Marmee in Little Women: The Musical

News   Donna McKechnie Will Be Marmee in Little Women: The Musical
Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, who is currently appearing in Ten Cents a Dance at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, will head the cast of TheatreZone's upcoming production of Little Women: The Musical.

Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie

The triple threat will play the role of Marmee at the Naples, FL, venue March 8-18, 2012.

Mark Danni directs.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, the musical by Allan Knee, Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein follows "the adventures of the four remarkable March sisters coming of age during the American Civil War era," according to press notes.

Best known for her Tony-winning performance as Cassie in the original production of A Chorus Line, Donna McKechnie has appeared in a plethora of musicals both on and Off-Broadway, some of which include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Company, State Fair, Can-Can, Annie Get Your Gun, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, State Fair and Promises, Promises. In her first full length, one-woman musical celebration, Inside the Music, McKechnie performed songs from several of these productions and offered personal anecdotes about her experiences with some of the theatre's finest actors, directors, producers and writers. A live recording of that act was released on the Fynsworth Alley label. Simon & Schuster published McKechnie's autobiography, "Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life."

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