Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fiona Rose Melia as Sword Dancer

The HSU production is co-directed by Bernadette Cheyne and Richard Woods, with musical direction by Elisabeth Harrington. It features a full orchestra playing the lush score that captures the spirit of Scotland, conducted by Paul Cummings. Jeff O’Connor is the choreographer.

Miles Raymer plays Tommy Albright, a troubled young man from 2011 Manhattan, and Brandy Rose is Fiona MacLaren, the woman who wins his heart in Brigadoon.  The large cast presents the color and romance, the bawdy humor and spectacle of Brigadoon.

In naming the original production of Brigadoon as Best Musical, the New York Drama Critics Circle said: "Because it is an altogether original and inventive blending of words, music and dance; because its taste, discretion and thoughtful beauty mark a high note in any season; and because it finds the lyric theatre at its best."

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