Review: Little House on the Prairie – The Musical

UPDATE: This is another of my most popular posts that I’m reblogging. Re-reading it now, I think it’s a good review and I don’t have much to add, but I will direct you to another post I did on the history of this musical.

Sarah's Notebook

At long last, almost 3/4ths of a whole year after buzz started about this production, I have finally seen it and I would have to say first of all that I want to see it again. I really think I will. Besides the tour that seems to be green lighted (still only Denver is reporting having announced officially), it seems tailor made for regional and community productions. The minimal set, the roles made for easy doubling or tripling to limit cast size, and the lack of anything too complicated in the music and more especially the dancing (which in my experience is the first thing cut from community musicals – apparently many more people are under the delusion they should sing for an audience than dance for one) all argue for this title’s early and often production in those venues. Take that plus the already popular trail blazing done by Voices of the Prairie

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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