Stepping Out

LAYT returns to the classics with 'Little Women' at Bus Barn

Kathleen Schwartz/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “Little Women” stars Melissa Brown (as Meg), Whitney Moore (Beth), Audrey Rechenmacher (Amy) and Olivia Heumann (Jo).

Nearly 150 years after the release of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel “Little Women,” Los Altos Youth Theatre is producing a stage adaptation of the book.

The musical – by Allan Knee, Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein – is scheduled to open Friday and run through July 29 at Bus Barn Theater.

Set during the Civil War, the story centers on the growth and development of the four March sisters: Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. Jo, a budding writer, struggles to find heart in her stories and eventually begins documenting the life of her family and her experiences throughout her youth.

The cast includes Melissa Brown, Olivia Colace, Steven Corelis, Paige Decena, Veronica Eulenberg, Summer Gleason, Diya Gupta, Olivia Heumann, Katie King, Andy Kline, Franny Kline, Rosie Kline, Elli Kline, Lauren Krieger, Josh Michelberg, Whitney Moore, Rachel Minden, Isha Nadrani, Peter Owens, Ella Maxine Rasmussen, Audrey Rechenmacher, Megan Reed, Skyler Riordan, Nicole Saltzman, Raya Sapiro, Ellie Schwartz, Anushka Srinivasan and Alexandra Szabo.

Performances are slated 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Bus Barn Theater is located at 97 Hillview Ave.

Tickets are $15-$20, with student and senior discounts available.

For tickets and more information, call 941-0551 or visit

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