2012 - Brigadoon
Two Americans, Tommy Albright and his pal Jeff Douglas, chance upon a small Scottish village in a Highland mist. They discover that Brigadoon is an enchanted place that only comes to life for one day every hundred years. Tommy and Jeff meet Fiona and Meg, and Tommy and Fiona soon find in each other a deep understanding.
The show follows the villagers through a day that includes a wedding and we learn that if one of the inhabitants should leave Brigadoon the spell will be broken for ever. There is near disaster when a young Scot tries to take his revenge. He dashes towards the forest but is killed making his escape.
Happiness is changed to mourning. Tommy has by now fallen deeply in love with Fiona but he is told he cannot stay. He goes back with Jeff to New York and quarrels with his fiancée. He then sees a vision of Fiona and knows he must return to Scotland. There by the power of love he reawakens the slumbering Brigadoon just long enough for him to be reunited with Fiona
What the Audience said...
"This was a true Community Theatre production, putting some 60 plus members on stage and which incorporated both adults and children. It had been well staged within the confines of the school hall, which I would imagine was no easy task. Scenery was simplistic but effective with the cast dressed in a splendid array of costumes, all in the Scottish idiom. All principals had been well cast and worked well as did the chorus, all coupled with good attractive choreographic routines and topped off with a resplendent piper. This is a show that is seldom performed these days, which is a pity as it has an interesting story line with some very singable musical numbers. It was good to see this society take on the challenge and present a most enjoyable production which entertained the capacity audience on the night of my visit". Henry Hawes, NODA Representative - London Region - Area 13
"Back to the good old plays" ... The show was impressively directed to include all the cast. A lot of commitment had clearly been put into the building of the large sets ... to create the sweeping landscapes of Brigadoon; particularly impressive in the village scene and during the wedding. The orchestra was energetic and unified, allowing the singers to excel. Daniel Morton NWN2
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