Bellevue Little Theatre to Present BRIGADOON, 9/13-29
Bellevue Little Theatre will present the musical 'Brigadoon', the first show of our 2013 - 2014 season, on three consecutive week-ends opening Friday Sept. 13, closing on Sunday, Sept. 29. Bellevue Little Theatre is located at 203 W Mission Avenue, Bellevue
Please note that our Friday and Saturday performances will now begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees will begin at 2 pm.
Reservations for this whimsical musical are strongly recommended and may be made by calling 402-291-1554 between the hours of 10 am and 4:30 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $9 for students.
D. Laureen Pickle will be director for this production, Chris Ebke will be musical director, and Katie Hogston, choreographer. Sandy Thompson and Curtis J. Leach are co-producers, and Leach is serving as stage manager.
Director Pickle has designed the set for 'Brigadoon'. Sound design has been done by Kyle Fitch, and Trent Kerger is lighting designer. Laurel Anderson is accompanist. Costumes are being provided by Ibsen Costume Gallery. Pam Matney is in charge of props.
'Brigadoon' is a mythical and magical village located in the Scottish Highlands. Two unsuspecting travelers from the United States stumble upon the town while hunting and are immediately swept up in the activities of the townsfolk whose home only appears for one day every one hundred years.
Tommy, who is unhappy with his mundane life in the States, is immediately drawn into the lives of the villagers who are wonderfully untouched by the modern word He meets and becomes fascinated with a lovely Scottish girl, Fiona, and his life will never be the same.
Tommy's friend Jeff is less enchanted by the surroundings, but he too is eventually caught up in what is happening in Brigadoon, becoming reluctantly entangled with the fetching maid Meg. The villagers are eager with anticipation as the wedding of two young people, Charlie and Jeannie approaches, and the exciting day progresses from eager anticipation to wistful realization that the magical day must end and not come again for a hundred years.
Tommy must make the decision to return to his life in New York or remain in the highlands, and his reluctant return to his old life is soon regretted. Somehow he must return to Brigadoon and to Fiona.
'Brigadoon' is filled with beautiful music, including, in addition to the lovely title song, 'Almost Like Being in Love', 'The Heather on the Hill', 'Come to Me, Bend to Me', and 'There But For You Go I'.
Book and lyrics for 'Brigadoon are by Alan Jay Lerner, and music is by Frederick Loewe The musical opened on Broadway in 1947.
Gene Kelley and Van Johnson appeared as the Americans in the movie version of the musical released in 1954. Cyd Charisse was the lovely Fiona.
Appearing as Tommy Albright is Kevin Olsen. His sidekick Jeff Douglas is Ed Cutler, and Karrin Dignoti portrays Fiona. Mark Harman and Meghan Adair are cast as the engaged couple Charlie Dalrymple and Jean MacLaren.
Also appearing are Tom Fleckten as Andrew MacLaren; Jim Farmer, Angus MacGuffey. Patrick Wolfe, Archie Beaton; Daniel Selby, Frank; Adam Hogston, Harry Beaton; Kate Simmons, Jane Ashton; Sarah Query, Meg Brockie; Geoff Chenoweth, Mr. Lundie; Travis Wilcox, Stuart Dalrymple; Trude Smouse, Maggie Anderson; Dee Dee Gwaltney, Sandy Dean; James Gwaltney, MacGregor.
The Scottish Singers are Angela Fick, Phyllis Cremonini, Sara Mattix, Mark Reid, Michaela Russell, Jon Turnbeaugh, Max Hause, Wendy Lundeen, Mark Haufle, Alexia Childers, Steve Ebke, Debi Ebke, Marguerite Bennett, Samantha Overton, Kara Penniston, Michelle Garrity, and Emily Smith.
Members of the children's ensemble are Grant Schneider, Paige Wolfe, Avery Wolfe, Mary Tamayo, and Aiden Young.