The romantic musical fantasy, "Brigadoon" opens at Aurora Community Theatre, 115 E. Pioneer Trial, on April 28, and will be shown at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 20.Two Sunday matinees will be performed at 3 p.m. May 7 and 14.
This musical, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, is set in the Scottish Highlands where Brigadoon, a mysterious village, appears from the mist for just one day every 100 years.
Dustin Oliver directs the tale about love that transcends time. Tim Shaffer serves as music director, with choreography by Julianne Kuchcinski and Sarah Kuchcinski. D. Keith Stiver takes on the double duties of producer and accompanist.
The story revolves around Tommy Albright, played by Ron Davis, and Jeff Douglas, performed by Sam Kitzler, two somewhat jaded, young American businessmen. Lost on a game-hunting holiday in Scotland, Tommy and Jeff are drawn to the lively music of a country fair underway in Brigadoon.
There the travelers meet the MacLaren family, headed by Andrew (Bernie Keister), who are preparing for the wedding of daughter, Jean (Shelby Carlisle) to Charlie Dalrymple (Kevin Rabbits). Tommy quickly catches the eye of MacLaren's daughter Fiona, performed by Emily Zart.
Rollin DeVere plays Mr. Lundie, who explains the myth of Brigadoon.
To maintain its innocent charm and protect it from the outside world, 200 years ago the local minister prayed to God to have the town disappear and only to reappear for one day every 100 years. All citizens of Brigadoon are forbidden to leave the town, or it will disappear forever.
The cast of townspeople includes: Stephen Bundy (Angus MacGuffie), Dennis Dumont (Archie Beaton), Sarah Kuchcinski (Maggie), Michaela Bennett (Fishmonger), Tyler Harding (Harry Beaton), JB Miller (Jane Ashton), Elyse Mulvaney (Kate), David Rusnak (MacGregor), Shannon Eller (Meg Brockie), Neil Rubin (Sandy Dean), Tom Horsfall (Stuart Dalrymple), and Rollin DeVere (Frank).
Actors in the ensemble include: Stephen Bundy, Dennis Dumont, Julianne Kuchcinski, Sarah Kuchcinski, Katie Hintze, Liz Fuller, Michaela Bennett, JB Miller, David Rusnak, Neil Rubin, Tom Horsfall, Elyse Mulvaney, and Bernie Keister.
"Brigadoon" highlights traditional Celtic dance and music with cameo performances featuring sword dancing by Stephen Bundy and bagpipes by Jesse Tucker.
For more information, visit www.auroracommmunitytheatre.com, or call the box office at 330-562-1818.