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The Songs of Small Females

When I was 7, I got scarlet fever. This was in the 1970s, in pre-cable/pre-VCR-era Washington, DC, so my choices of what to watch on TV were pretty slim. Not to mention that we didn't have a remote control, so my mom would fluff my pillows, refill my ginger ale and change the channel for me every once in awhile. One afternoon, Little Women was on. Luckily I was smart enough to know that the penicillin I was taking meant that my illness would have a more positive outcome than poor Beth's, but, still, it was a little scary. The Collin Theatre Center at Collin College, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, presents a musical version of the classic, aptly titled Little Women: The Musical, Thursday through Saturday and March 10 to 14—no scarlet fever required. For tickets and information, call 972-881-5100 or visit
March 4-6, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 7, 2:15 p.m.; March 10-13, 2:15 p.m.; March 13-14, 2:15 p.m., 2010


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