July 24, 25, 31, August 1 at 8:00 pm
July 26 at 7:00pm
August 2 at 3:00pm
Brigadoon was one of the biggest hits in Broadway's history. Why? Not because of stars - the best-known performers in the original 1947 cast were the dancers playing Harry and Maggie. Not because of big names on the creative staff - this is the show that made Lerner and Loewe famous as a musical team, and started Robert Lewis' career as an influential director. Only choreographer Agnes de Mille, who had set the ballets for Oklahoma! two years earlier, was already recognized as a first-rate creator of musical theatre.
So what made Brigadoon a hit? Its attention to values - the quality of its story, its music, its setting, its dance, and the way they weave together to create a fantasy that makes people think about real life. In 1696 Brigadoon, as in 1996 America, values involved religion, family, and politics - things Highlanders called the kirk, the clan, and Scottish independence from England.
Brigadoon Press Release
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