Your showtune for May 18 is

“The Weekly Volcano Press” – Little Women

Music: Jason Howland   Lyrics: Mindi Dickstein

This musical is an astonishing take on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott about four sisters growing up in rural New England.  In this ambitious number narrated by the fiery Jo which opens the second act, a short story she has written comes to life in conjunction with the tale of how she sold the piece to a fictional news cycle.  If there truly were a Weekly Volcano Press, the eruption of Mount St. Helens on this day in 1980 would probably have dominated its headlines that year.