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“Little Women” Is a Big Hit. . .

While in L.A. I took a quick trip to Costa Mesa to join the delighted audience at a matinee performance of Little Women. My good friend John and I wanted to make sure NR was represented at the triumph of a member of NR’s extended family. The remarkably talented Kate Fisher has the lead as Jo March. Liz Fisher is our editorial associate here in the D.C. office and Kate is one of her five older sisters. Kate Fisher is receiving rave notices in the opening weeks of the company’s national 32-city tour. She “sings beautifully” and “achieves heights of theatrical excitement” and “has fire in her voice and electricity in her bearing.” And, “she sings like an angel.” Saturday’s audience, with lots of little women accompanied by their mothers, was enthralled. The rest of the cast is strong, especially Maureen McGovern as Marmee and Andrew Varela as a strong,handsome Professor Bhaer. In the wonderful scene where Jo acts out one of her melodramatic potboilers, Kate Fisher proves herself a terrific singer, actress and dancer. Note that the touring company could be coming to a city near you.

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