Cast announced for RLC’s production of “Little Women”

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INA, Ill. (March 4, 2020) — Rend Lake College’s production of “Little Women” is just weeks away, and RLC has announced its cast list for the Spring musical.

“Little Women” follows the four March sisters as they live and grow in post-Civil War America. The musical was developed for Broadway based on Louisa May Alcott’s 1869 novel. The semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story chronicles the lives of the four sisters as they pass from childhood to womanhood. The musical book was written by Allan Knee with lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and music by Jason Howland. It opened on Broadway in 2005 and ran for 137 performances. All shows will be performed in the RLC Theatre.


7 p.m. Friday, April 3

7 p.m. Saturday, April 4

2 p.m. Sunday, April 5


Tickets for the production go on sale soon. RLC will officially begin selling tickets March 16 at a cost of $12. To make your purchase, contact the RLC Box Office at 618-437-5321 Ext. 1467.  



Will Adams — Monk

Faith Allendorf — Meg Understudy/Clarissa

Jalin Brown — Monk/Ballroom Dancer

Heidi Carroll — Jo Understudy/Hag

Elizabeth Crawford — Troll

Baili Diefenbach — Aunt March & Mrs. Kirk Understudy/Troll

Erin Elliott — Amy Understudy/Ballroom Dancer/ Troll

Aidan Ezell — Mr. Laurence/Ballroom Dancer

Taylor Frank — Aunt March/Mrs. Kirk

Dakota Frederick — Professor Bhaer/Ballroom Dancer

Lacey Grammer — Marmee March

Raven Gudermuth — Meg March

Ashton Healy — Troll

Nealy Lewis — Amy March

Ember Milby — Beth March

Autumn Mohr — Hag

Emma Newell — Beth Understudy/Rodrigo 2/Ballroom Dancer

Kaylin Penninger — Jo March

Lucy Rains — Hag/Ballroom Dancer

Maggie Stacey — Hag

Dawson Suedmeyer — Mr. John Brooke/Braxton

Ryan Webster — Laurie Laurence/Rodrigo


Sara Alstat — Director (Stage & Vocals)

Amber Nichols — Orchestra Director

Celia Summers — Stage Manager

Schuyler Bailey — Assistant Stage Manager

Kim Renz — Set Designer

Danielle Skidmore — Costume Designer

Jaron Hubbard — Lighting Designer

Chris Blady — Sound Designer

Farrah Barry — Rehearsal Accompanist


Amber Nichols — Conductor

Tammy Kirk — Reed 1

Andrew White — Reed 2

Joel Kirby — Trumpet

Karen King — Horn

Kevin Thomas — Trombone

Eunice Koh Kai’En — Cello

Elizabeth Hartman — Bass

Cameron Taylor — Piano

Jimmy Beers — Percussion

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