Mark Philbrick
Emily Dabczynski, left, as Amy, Courtney M. Pew as Meg, Diane Dabczynski as Marmee, Hailey Smith as Jo, and Alexis Wardle as Beth in Hale Center Theater's production of "Little Women."

OREM — In the attic of the March family home, under a blanket of snow, four young girls rehearse their latest theatrical attempt. Lovely Meg, talented and outspoken Jo, frail Beth and spoiled Amy, are sisters growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through the sister's dreams, pranks, plays, letters and courtships, women and men of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family.

Hale Center Theater will present Louisa May Alcott's beloved story, which has been transformed into a new Broadway musical, Friday through July 26.

At the heart of "Little Women" is the heroine Jo, the high-spirited nonconforming girl who lives her life as if it were one of her adventure stories that she so loves to write. This production will center on Jo's imagination as she "recreates" her story for the audience. This concept, complete with live sound effects created on stage, mixed with the beautiful music by Jason Howland gives this production a unique, but traditional feel.

Chris Clark is the director with Korianne Orton-Johnson doing the choreography and musical directing.

Lauren Noll and Hailey Smith play Jo. Tracy Whitlock and Diane Dabczynski play Marmee. Laurel Lowe and Courtney M. Pew play the part of Meg with Jenny Latimer and Alexis Wardle playing the part of Beth. Kaylie Bell and Emily Dabczynski play the part of Amy.

If you go . . .

What: Little Women

When: 7:30 p.m., May 30-July 26; 3:30 matinees July 12, 19 and 26

Where: Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem

Cost: $13.50-$17.50

Phone: 226-860