“It’s been 14 months since we have planned a season, and it was so nice to put it in place,” said Eric Shephard, executive director of the WCT. “This season’s productions will be smaller shows until we get to ‘Music Man’ in May.”
Smaller shows lend themselves to the renovated theater space of the WCT. The physical layout is different and now more of a round theater. However, “Little Women” calls for a traditional scene and will be held at the Waco High Performing Arts Center.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with WISD,” said Eric.
The musical is true to the book that follows the March sisters through trials and joys. The show will star Krystal Marshall as Meg, Tori Christensen as Jo, Kelly MacGregor as Marmee, Jarrod Wells as Laurie, Kami Ellis-Yasko as Aunt March, Kaleigh Huser as Amy, Trey Shonkwiler as Brooke, Ally Varitek as Beth, Jeremy Stallings as Bhear and Bart Cox as Mr. Laurence.
“A lot of our shows this season will be shows by or about women, and that’s good,” Eric said. “Women constitute the majority of our audience and are the majority at our hearings. We want to recognize it. “
After “Little Women”, the WCT season will continue with the romantic comedy “Outside Mullingar” in September; “Ring of Fire”, a tribute show to Johnny Cash, in October; the one-man-show “Thurgood” in February; “Bright Star,” which was written by former Waco resident Steve Martin, in March; and in May, “Music Man”, which is relaunched on Broadway with Hugh Jackman in the lead.