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Award Winning Lil’ Women: a rap musical returns to Orlando Fringe

May 19, 2016 - May 29, 2016

| $11

 Lil Theatre Company Contact: Lindsay Taylor lindsay@liltheatre.co

                Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival presents:

A Lil Theatre Company production:

Lil’ Women: a rap musical

Written by: Lindsay Taylor and Sara Stock

w/music and lyrics by Isaac Folch

Directed by: Lindsay Taylor

Choreography by: Savannah Simerly

Performance Schedule:

Thursday, May 19th at 8:00pm

Saturday, May 21st at 7:45pm

Monday, May 23rd at 6:15pm

Wednesday, May 25th at 9:00pm

Friday, May 27th at 4:20pm

Saturday, May 28th at 3:15pm

Sunday, May 29th at 1:30pm

Ticket price: $11 plus cost of Fringe Button

Tickets can be purchased at www.orlandofringe.org

Orlando Shakespeare Theater – Orange Venue (Margeson Theater)

812 E Rollins St
Orlando, FL 32803

Come join the March Sisters as they spit rhymes, drop sick beats and kick it old school-house! Lil’ Women: a rap musical” combines the classic story “Little Women” with hip hop music.

Cast List:

Jo March: Rebecca Siegel

Meg March: Megan Borkes

Beth March: Chelsea Hilend

Amy March: Ana Eligio

Father: Jim Doyle

Marmee: Anitra Pritchard-Bryant (May 21st show is Mary Lee Carter

John Brooke: Max Hilend

Friedrich Bhaer: Brett Waldon

Laurie: Adam Scharf

DJ: Sam Hammersley

Ensemble: Lauren Andersson, Jason Blackwater, Toni Bonnacorso, Greg Coleman, Adam DelMedico, Molly McCormick, and Anneliese Moon, and Croix Provence

Writer and Director Bios:

Lindsay Taylor: (writer/director/producer) Lindsay is an award-winning writer, director, and producer, her pride and joy being “Lil’ Women- a rap musical.” “Lil’ Women” won the New Producer Award from Orlando Fringe, and was voted Best in Green Venue and Best New Musical in 2013 in Orlando by The Daily City, and was picked as one of the Top Ten Best Bets of the Fringe by the Orlando Sentinel (2012) and Timeout Chicago (Chicago Fringe 2013). Recently Lil’ Women traveled to Frigid New York where it was recoginzed as one of the “Top 5 Exciter Shows” by Theater in the Now.  She also co-wrote 2014’s hit show “Jekyll N’ Hyde: a rap musical” and most recently “Robyn Da Hood: a rap musical” which won an Orlando Sentinel Critics Choice Award for Best Original Book of a Musical, along with The Daily City Audience Choice Award for Best Comedy.

Sara Stock: (writer) Sara is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory & Writing Program, iO Chicago, and SAK Comedy Lab. She currently lives in Chicago where she writes shows with Rough Writers, who are currently putting up their fourth show together. Sara sells craft beer to tourists and hangs hard with her English bulldog, Charles, who is more popular on Instagram than she is.

Isaac Folch: (musical writer) Isaac hosted an award winning weekly freestyle open mic in Orlando for three years and has traveled all over the country performing for music shows, rap battles, and freestyle events. He is half of an Orlando-based hip hop group called FREE DAPS and has graced the SAK Comedy Lab stage in Orlando as well as Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta and iO West Theatre in Los Angeles for hip hop / improv mashup shows.

“Roll over Louisa May Alcott, and tell Jay-Z the news.” -Jim Abbott, Orlando Sentinel.

“Lil’ Women audaciously mashes together elements of the books original 19th century backdrop with outrageous rhyme-spitting production numbers.” -Jim Abbott, Orlando Sentinel.

“one of the more standout shows at this year’s FRIGID NY festival” Off Off Online, NYC

“You might see the title Lil’ Women: A Rap Musical and think that the writers are trying to capitalize on the success of Hamilton by combining unlikely source material and fast rhymes, but Lil’ Women predates Hamilton-mania. It may have even predicted it.”- Theatre is Easy, NYC

“Dropping rhymes and spitting verses may not be the favorite pastime of Louisa May Alcott’s creations, but the cast of Lil’ Women bring the beats and weaves poetry into Alcott’s classic lines to reveal the humor and heart in Alcott’s well-known tale.” My Entertainment World, NYC

2012- Orlando Fringe

-Best New Producer Award

-Selected as a “Top Ten Best Bet of the Fringe” by the Orlando Sentinel

-Best Show in Green Venue- The Daily City Audience Choice Awards

2013

-Voted Best New Musical in Orlando by The Daily City Audience Choice Awards

2013- Chicago Fringe

-Selected as a “Top Ten Best Bet of the Fringe” by Timeout Chicago

2016- Frigid New York

-Selected as a “Top 5 Exciters of the Fringe” by Theater in the Now

Organizer

Lindsay Taylor
Website:
www.liltheatre.co

Venue

Orlando Shakespeare Theater
812 E. Rollins St.
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Phone:
407-447-1700