Playbill On Line - 4/20/01
'Updated' Brigadoon Rises From the Mist, Opening at
Goodspeed April 20
David Rossmer plays 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 who come across an historic village in the mist, only to discover that it's the 18th-century (now early 19th-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.
Ganakas previously helmed Goodspeed's The Pajama Game and George M!. Peggy Hickey choreographs the production, which features specialty Scottish sword-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.