Sunday, February 20, 2011

Robber Bridegroom Musical

From New musical 'steals' the stage 'The Robber Bridegroom' overcomes production woes by Mary Kate Martin:
"The Robber Bridegroom" tells the story of Jamie Lockhart, a man who has two sides: one as an ordinary person and the other as the "Bandit of the Woods." Jamie rescues a rich farmer, Clement Musgrove, and, to thank him for rescuing him, Musgrove offers Jamie marriage to his daughter Rosamund.
Rosamund eventually stumbles upon the Bandit of the Woods, and they soon fall in love, not knowing who the other truly is.

Throw in Salome, Clement Musgrove's scheming second wife, and two villainous bandits, and chaos ensues.

This is the first department musical in 18 years and director Peter Reader said he "wanted to do something based on a book." "The Robber Bridegroom" is based on a novel by Eudora Welty, which is, in turn, loosely based on the Grimm fairy tale of the same name.
I would love to see this one! I love Welty, but alas I don't live near New Jersey to see this one.

The Robber Bridegroom

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