Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON Extends Again Through August 17
By popular demand, Brigadoon extends its stay at Goodman Theatre for the second time; seven performances just added, running now through August 17.
The full 28-member company (below) remains intact. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. Book writer Brian Hill revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loewe's lilting score.
Brigadoon runs through August 17 in the Albert Theatre and is appropriate for adults and families with children aged 10+. Tickets ($25 - $105; subject to change, see below for discount opportunities) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Brigadoon, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).
Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 14 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 15 at 8pm
Saturday, August 16 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, August 17 at 2pm and 7:30pm
When Brigadoon debuted on Broadway in 1947, it was Lerner and Loewe's third musical -- and the one that established them as a formidable Broadway composing team. The plot, according to Lerner, occurred to him when Loewe offhandedly remarked that "faith moves mountains." When American tourists Tommy and Jeff become lost on vacation in Scotland, they stumble into a town that isn't on their map. Eventually they learn that Brigadoon was once a bustling town but now only appears for one day each century. While the two men sort out the town's curious circumstances -- including that no outsiders can stay unless they fall in love, and no resident can ever leave or the village will vanish forever -- Tommy meets the love of his life. But what happens when the day ends, and Brigadoon fades into the mountain mist for another century?
Goodman Theatre is world renowned for the quality and scope of its artistic programming and its commitment to improving life in the community. Artistic Director Robert Falls' and Executive Director Roche Schulfer's leadership has earned unparalleled artistic distinction and experienced unprecedented success, staging more than 80 world premieres, earning numerous awards for its productions -- including the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre (1992) and the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined (2009) -- and producing more than 25 new-work commissions. Founded in 1925 and housed in a state-of- the-art two-theater complex in the downtown Chicago Theatre District, the Goodman is Chicago's oldest and largest not-for- profit producing theater, named "Best Regional Theatre" by Time magazine and "top dog of the Chicago theater scene" by Frommer's. American Airlines is the Exclusive Airline of Goodman Theatre. Ruth Ann M. Gillis is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sherry John is President of the Women's Board and Lauren Blair is President of the Scenemakers Board, the Goodman's young professionals auxiliary group.