Fringe-goers may remember "Li'l Women: A Rap Musical" from the 2012 Orlando Fringe Festival – it's the mashup of Lousia May Alcott's classic 19th-century story with today's rap music.
Now "Li'l Women: A Rap Musical" is heading to the Chicago Fringe, and a one-night fundraising show here in Orlando will help make that possible.
In the show, the music of Isaac Folch and words by show creators (and cast members) Sara Stock and Lindsay Taylor combine to create what Sentinel music critic Jim Abbott called "outrageous rhyme-spitting production numbers.
Abbott also praised the show's depth in a review from the 2012 Fringe: "Equally impressive is the emotional range, which shifts from the somber, candlelit farewell to dying sister Beth to a well-crafted comedic homecoming when the girls' father returns from war," he wrote.
The show went on to land in the Sentinel's Best of the Fest list and receive the New Producer Award from the Orlando Fringe Festival. It was named the "Best New Musical in Orlando" in awards given by The Daily City website.
The beat-driven show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. A silent auction will accompany the show.
Tickets are $12; call call 407-648-0001 for reservations.