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All eyes are on Little Women as it will be the first musical for Chatswood Musical Society since the company changed its name to North Shore Theatre Company.

The Civil War classic novel will come to life with the help of director Jonathon Emmett.

“This production gives audience members an entirely new take on the story, seeing moments and perspectives that they might never have considered,” Emmett said.

Although the original story was published nearly 150 years ago, Little Women still contains relatable characters and relationships, highlighting important themes about gender roles and individuality still so relevant today.

“In any musical, it is all too easy to rely only on the music to carry the story forward,” Emmett said. “A strong focus on our production has been developing the characters that are telling this tale, and honing in on those genuine and tender moments.”

Emmett says the production team has attempted to stay as true as possible to the original text. He says the addition of music, under the hand of Musical Director Philip Eames, provides an engaging and rich contemporary sound to a classic story.

“It truly is a show that the whole family can enjoy, as a mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister,” Emmett said. “This is not a show that Sydney-siders will often get a chance to see, so this is not a show to be missed!

Apr 20-28. The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St, North Sydney. $35-$47.50+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.northshoretheatrecompany.org

By Addie Morton