Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Brigadoon is a classic romance from the Golden Age of the Broadway musical. It was the first big hit for the legendary team of Alan Jay Lerner (story and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music), a partnership that later produced My Fair Lady and Camelot.
Like other musicals of the Golden Age, this 1947 show features dancing ( originally choreographed by Agnes De Mille) and tuneful songs that stay helplessly in the heads of hearers, such as “From This Day On,” “Heather on the Hill,” “There But For You Go I,” “Come to Me, Bend to Me,” “Waiting for My Dearie,” the comic “The Love of My Life,” and the classic “Almost Like Being in Love.”
(There's more on the music of Brigadoon at HSU Music.)