Lil' Women: a rap musical

Saturday March 5th, 2016 - 3:20PM

Location : The Kraine Theater, New York, NY

Come join the March sisters as they spit rhymes, drop sick beats, and kick it old schoolhouse! Original debuted in at the Orlando Fringe in 2012; Lil’ Women: A Rap Musical combines the classic story Little Women with hip-hop music.

60 min.
Orlando, FL

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. It was also selected as one of the “Top Ten Best Bets of the Fringe” for both the Orlando Sentinel and Timeout Chicago for Chicago Fringe. She also co-wrote 2014's hit show "Jekyll N' Hyde: a rap musical" and most recently co-wrote “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. Thanks to everyone has been with this journey since day one.

 

Sara Stock: (writer) Sara Stock is thrilled to see Lil' Women tearing up New York in the Frigid Festival. She 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.  Sara would like to thank Lindsay Taylor for being the dedicated and organized goddess that she is. 

 

 

Isaac Folch: (music 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 and improv mashup shows. 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Siegel (Jo March)- Rebecca is thrilled to be reprising her role as "Jo" in “Lil' Women.” Rebecca has performed and studied theater since childhood. She has been active in the theater community, especially the improv comedy community for over 15 years. She has trained and performed improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade, NYC, Magnet Theater, NYC, and People's Improv Theater, NYC. She performed in NYC and toured with the hip hop improv group North Coast. She currently is a member of the professional ensemble at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando, Florida, where she also teaches. Rebecca is a performer at Universal Studios Orlando, where she is cast in a number of different shows, including as a rapper in a freestyle hip show show "Straight Outta Food Truck." Rebecca is very excited to bring “Lil' Women: A Rap Musical” to her hometown of NYC. 

 

 

 

Megan Borkes (Beth March/Meg March) Megan is thrilled to be bringing “Lil’ Women” to the Big Apple! She originated the role of Meg at Orlando Fringe in 2012, and has since been involved in each of the subsequent rap musicals (Jekyll N Hyde; Robyn Da Hood). Her day job finds her telling wizarding tales in Diagon Alley, braving Poseidon's temple, and working with Raptors at Jurassic Park as part of Universal Orlando's entertainment team. She would like to thank her family for their support, and her fiancé Jason for his steadfast encouragement and love

 

 

Toni Bonaccorso (Meg March)- Toni Bonaccorso is a Florida native who is absolutely thrilled to be braving the cold for her New York acting debut. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. In Orlando, she is a Production Manager and performer for It's A Trap!: A Room Escape Adventure and an improv student with SAK Comedy Lab. Her professional credits include Kingsman Shakespeare, Pensaocla Shakespeare and the Orlando Fringe Festival.

 

 

 

Croix Provence (Amy March)- Croix is ecstatic to be performing in "Lil' Women" and making her New York theatrical debut! She can currently be seen in a worldwide campaign for Visit Orlando, and recently completed filming for her lead role in the art house feature film "Nightgaze". She has been on stage in the original runs of "The Other F Word: (Anamia), "BEER! The Musical" (Veronica/Ensemble), and "The End Of The World As We Know It" (Girl), and has been in ensembles for "All Shook Up!", "Fiddler On The Roof", "Annie", and "Courting 101”.

 

 

 

 

 

Adam DelMedico (Laurie) Adam is so excited to be a part of Frigid New York. A native Floridian, he got his BFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida. Aside from performing with Florida theatres, Adam makes his living as an actor at Universal Orlando. Thanks to Lil Theatre Company, his family, and the Frigid Fringe!

 

 

Greg Coleman (John Brooke/Laurie)-Greg is a student at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando, and can be seen performing in SAK's Lab Rats show.  He recently was Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins, Prince Herbert/Historian in Spamalot and Geoffrey in The Lion in Winter at the Titusville Playhouse.  Greg graduated from UCF with a BA in Film and is an Orlando native.  He is very excited to be making his Lil' Theatre debut in Lil' Women!

 

 

 

Justin Aldridge (Friedrich) - Justin Aldridge grew up in New Orleans acting all the time, but retired after his performance in Grease in the 6th grade to pursue a silly baseball career. However, after several years in professional baseball he realized there was something missing in his life, mainly his ACL and other crucial ligaments in his knee and ankle. So far, Justin thinks he will stick with acting and see where it takes him. His very brief career has been very successful as he has been in several short films, commercials, television shows, on stage, and now rapping. He thinks acting is a lot of fun. You can find him online anywhere that media is social.

 

 

 

 

Mary Lee Carter (Marmee)- Mary Lee Carter is honored to be part of Lil Theatre Company's original production, “Lil' Women.” She was last seen in"Carved, a Pumpkin's Musical Adventure" at the Garden Theatre and Cornerstone Theatre Company's production of “The Women”.  When not onstage, Mary Lee can be found leading grade school worship at Northland, a Church Distributed in Longwood, Florida.  She is thankful for her husband, Ed and her daughter, Becca for encouraging her love of performing.

 

 

 

Jason Blackwater (Father) Jason is very excited to be a part of Lil' Women. He recently moved to the U.S. from his native Brighton UK and this will be his first production on American soil. Jason was a regular performer and teacher in Brighton with multi award-winning improv company, The Maydays. (@maydays). Theatre credits include: The Big Bopper in Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (25th Anniversary UK tour, Upstairs At The Gatehouse), Simple in Merry Wives Of Windsor (Brighton Open Air Theatre), Victor Prynn in Private Lives (Grand Hotel, Brighton), Buddy v The Killer (Raffles Hotel, Singapore and Far East Tour). TV: Crimewatch, and Catch Me If You Can (BBC) Find him @jblackwater

 

 

 

Chelsea Hilend (Beth March) - is thrilled to travel up to the big city with this lil show. Rap musicals have brought her great joy - from directing Jekyll n' Hyde in 2014, to performing as "Robyn" in Robyn da Hood in 2015, to this four-year journey as "Beth" in the show that started it all, Lil’ Women. When she's not spitting rhymes, Chelsea is performing with her friends at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando, or managing box office and marketing for the theatre program at Rollins, a liberal arts college in Central Florida

 

 

 

 

Max Hilend (Father)- Max is excited to revive his first introduction to rap musicals. His rap career started as "John Brooke" in Lil’ Women's first incarnation in 2012, then playing the eccentric "Lanyon" in Jekyll n' Hyde in 2014, and as "Friar Tuck" in Robyn da Hood. When he isn't spitting that flow, Max is playing at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando, or spreading his love of good beer at The Gnarly Barley. 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Hammersley (John Brooke) is a freestyle rapper / improviser from Indiana.  He can regularly be found dropping bars at Universal Studios or Disney Springs.  An active member of the 'nerdcore' hip-hop movement, his Pokémon themed "Pallet 2 Plateau" album solidified his position as the dorkiest member of the ensemble. He’s also lucky to be fiance’ to fellow cast member Ana Eligio!

 

 

 

 

 

Ana Eligio (Amy March) Ana is so excited to get down with her bad self once again with Lil’ Women. Around Orlando Ana performs at Universal Studios, with PB&J Theatre Factory, and as part of the ensemble cast at SAK Comedy Lab. Ana has been a comedy writer/on-air talent for the nationally syndicated news and entertainment show The Daily Buzz, and was producer for the inspirational tv show Emotional Mojo. She’s currently in administration for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performance Arts. Much love to Ana’s homies: her fam, her Lil’ Women posse, and her main man Sam.

$15.00