BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Appropriately In The Outdoors

June 23
12:55 PM 2014

BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Appropriately In The Outdoors

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is one of my all time favorite movie musicals. It was the reason why I insisted on getting married in June. Needless to say, I was excited when I heard that Starlight Mountain Theatre was putting on a production of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.

After a hour and a half drive from Southern Boise/Nampa area, it was so nice to get up in the fresh outdoors and stretch. My friend and I bought a picnic dinner, however on certain nights you can get dinner and dessert brought up by Sizzlers. When you enter the theatre proper, you can see the hills, trees, and the river. They used the natural setting to help tell this story of the settling of the Northwest.

They start with a bit of a "Green Show". (Small bits to get the audience warmed up and in the mood for the coming show, or upcoming shows). One thing you will notice right off the bat, is that the actors love each other and are performing for the audience because of the love of it.

They sang and danced and had a blast, and they brought the audience along with them.

The costumes were fun and colorful. There wasn't a set so much as their clever use of nature behind the stage, but there were set pieces to help define the different locations.

I had so much fun. The plot followed the movie very closely, however there were a few songs the movie didn't use and my song about marrying in June was not a part of the stage version.

Starlight Mountain Theatre is up in Garden City but they also have campgrounds right next to the theatre. It would make a great weekend to go to the show, walk to your campsite, make some s'mores and go to bed.

BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Appropriately In The Outdoors
Pictured: (left to right) Back Row: Aubrey Schultz, Logan Flake, Chloe Hessing, Max Falls, DJ Klick, Taylor Schultz /Middle Row: Dale Hoopes, Angie Carlson, Aspen Foote, Roy Nichols III /Front Row: Brittney Byrne, Jeremy Gross, Jesse Klick, Gracie Davis
Photo taken by: Valerie Shuck


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Teresa Rodrick My name is Teresa Rodrick, I was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and my folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). So when asked, I say I am from the Seattle Area. Way back when I was in high school, I was given lines to perform to open a play (I was a choir girl) and I still remember a part of the line: “No one stopped to give him gladsome looks.” I was then in two other plays. From there I married my husband in June 1990. He was military and we moved around a bit. Our children were born during this time. We lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, I decided I had put my own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. I got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, we moved back to England for just over 3 years. I did one stint in community theatre there. From there we moved to Boise, Idaho. I received my Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University.


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