Cedar Valley College
Director Dr. Sam Germany
Announces It's Spring 2005 Production:
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Background Information about the Show:
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is a rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie, adapted by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay. Millie is the young bride of Adam Pontipee living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.
Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. A large cast of characters gives many actors, especially the teens and college students, a chance to shine. New songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn have been added to a melody-drenched classic film score by Johnny Mercer and Gene de Paul that includes wistful ballads, charming comic turns and rousing showstopping dances. Some of the tunes include: Bless Your Beautiful Hide; Wonderful, Wonderful, Day; One Man; Love Never Goes Away; Goin' Courting; and Glad that You Were Born.
"A show with an extraordinary amount of appeal - shot through with much of the same vigor, high spirits, romance and deceptively ironic humor that characterized the movie."
- Dallas Times Herald
March 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19.
Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Matinees each Saturday at 1:30.
$4.00 for Children (ages 4 - 12)
$6.00 for Seniors (over 55)
$8.00 for Adults
Cedar Valley College Performance Hall
3030 North Dallas Avenue, Lancaster, Texas 75134
Book by: David Landay and Lawrence Kasha. Lyrics by: Al Kasha and Johnny Mercer. Music by: Gene de Paul and Joel Hirschhorn. Based on the MGM film Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th St. New York NY 10019 Tel: (212)541-4684 Fax: (212)397-4684 www.MTIShows.com