|In the OBU production of Brigadoon, Tommy (Andrew Harper) shares his affection for Fiona (Sarah Stephens).|
‘Brigadoon’ Premieres Nov. 5
November 2, 2011
OBU’s Theatre Department will present the whimsical musical “Brigadoon,” a tale of a young New York socialite who finds love in a mysterious, enchanting Scottish village, beginning Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Shawnee Hall’s Craig-Dorland Theatre on the OBU campus.
Other performances will be presented Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11, at 8:30 p.m., and Nov. 12 and 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, “Brigadoon” shares the story of Tommy Albright, an idealistic young man from New York, who goes on a hunting trip in the Highlands of Scotland with his cynical best friend and discovers a captivating secret. The two friends stumble upon a hidden Scottish village and discover that the friendly 18th-century village awakens only once every 100 years so as to avoid the perils of modern life. Under certain conditions, however, the mysterious, miraculous phenomenon can be broken.
The production is directed by Dr. Jeffery Wells, OBU associate professor of theatre, and Dr. Mark McQuade, OBU assistant professor of music. It is choreographed by Jade Kelley, dance performance and choreography graduate of Hope College in Holland, Mich., with scenic and lighting design by Leslie Thomas, OBU assistant professor of theatre.
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Group rates also are available. No season passes will be sold this year. Tickets are available through the OBU Box Office, located in Sarkey’s Telecommunication Center. The Box Office is open from Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (405) 878-2347.