Playbill On Line - March 6, 2001
Goodspeed Announces Brigadoon
Cast; Revival Opens April 20
Goodspeed Musicals' staging of Brigadoon, the musical fantasy by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, will feature James Clow as Tommy and Amanda Serkasevich as Fiona, at the Goodspeed Opera House, March 30-June 23.
David Rossmer will be Tommy's pal, Jeff, Lisa Brescia is Meg, Daniel Reichard is Charlie Dalrymple and Nili Bassman is Jean. The 1947 musical famously concerns two American hunters, Tommy and Jeff, who get lost in the highlands of Scotland and come across a village in the mist, only to discover that it's the 18th-century Brigadoon, a town that vanished years ago when a deacon asked for a miracle to keep the place free from evil. It only reappears every 100 years.
Official opening is April 30. Songs from the show include "Almost Like Being in Love," "The Heather on the Hill" and "Come to Me, Bend to Me."
Greg Ganakas (Goodspeed's The Pajama Game and George M!) directs and Peggy Hickey choreographs the production, which features specialty Scottish dancing.
The company includes David Barron (Mr. Lundie), Paul Carlin (Andrew MacLaren/Frank), Robyn Cohen, Brian J. Cooper (Bagpiper), Elizabeth Ferrell (Maggie Anderson), Paul Gallagher, Dale Hensley (Archie Beaton), Natalie Hill, Kevin Loreque, Patrick Mullaney (Harry Beaton), Greg Roderick, James R. Santos, Adam Souza, James Tabeek, Jennifer S. Taylor, Melanie Vaughan and Anna Winthrop.
Michael O'Flaherty is musical director. Designers are Howard Jones (sets), John Carver Sullivan (costumes) and Kirk Bookman (lighting).
Goodspeed Musicals is devoted to reviving classic musicals and nurturing new ones. It operates The Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT (usually the home of revivals), and The Norma Terris Theatre (focusing on new or developing works) in Chester, CT.
Brigadoon tickets at The Goodspeed Opera House are $22-$44. For information, call (860) 873-8668 or visit the website at www.goodspeed.org.