November 12, 2009
‘BRIGADOON’ COMING TO WAGNER COLLEGE'S MAIN STAGE
By JODI LEE REIFER, Advance Theater Writer
The Wagner College Theatre Department brings this Broadway “Golden Age” musical to its Main Stage at 8 p.m. Nov. 18-21 and Dec. 2-5, as well as 2 p.m. Nov. 21 and Dec. 5-6. Tickets are $14-27. Call 718-390-3250 for more information.
The first big hit for Lerner and Loewe, the 1947 show revolves around two American tourists, Tommy and Jeff, who stumble upon an enchanted, misty Scottish town. Tommy soon falls in love with a townswoman named Fiona. Then he discovers Brigadoon goes to sleep and only reawakens for one day once in every hundred years. Their relationship becomes seemingly impossible.
“It’s immensely well-loved,” said Gary Sullivan, managing director of the theatre department. “A lot of patrons who come back year after year are very excited about it. ‘Brigadoon’ has a reputation for carrying an audience into another dimension if you will.”
Guest director Andrew Glant-Linden says the show taps into the idea of faith and miracles. “It’s all about love and love causing miracles,” he said. “You can kind of long for a Brigadoon. I think college kids really relate to that and being separated from it and finding it.”
The 25-member cast is headed by junior Patrick Heffernan, senior Alison Davi, senior Tavis Doucette, senior Jillian Porter, senior Alyssa Herrara and junior Mike Dineen.
‘Brigadoon’ runs Dec. 2-6December 1, 2009