‘Brigadoon’ tryouts Monday at BLT, show opens March 1

Published 5:01 pm Friday, January 5, 2018

Bainbridge Little Theatre is seeking 18 cast members, plus singing ensemble members for their musical production “Brigadoon.”

Tryouts are Monday, January 8, and Tuesday the 9th at 7 p.m. at the Troope Street Theatre.

Millennials might need a bit of background information about the show. It first opened on Broadway in 1947, and has enjoyed revivals periodically. In 2014 a major revival was in Chicago and in 2017, Melbourne, Australia and New York City both saw newer productions. An abbreviated version also appeared on television in 1966, and won five Primetime Emmy Awards.

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It evolves around some complicated love stories that take place when two New York men on a hunting trip suddenly find themselves in a mystical village called Brigadoon in the Scottish Highlands, where the residents all sport traditional Scottish tartan costumes as they celebrate a village fair.

The two New Yorkers realize they are lost and the town is not on any maps.

The villagers, especially the women, are very friendly and hospitable to the men, who become quite smitten by them.

The musical show was written by Alan Jay Lerner and Fredrick Loewe. Some of the more familiar songs are, “I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean,” “The Heather on the Hill,”  “Come to Me, Bend to Me” and “Almost Like Being in Love.”

The BLT version will be directed by Martha Mobley, with musical direction by Michael Inlow.

Performance dates are March 1- 4.