Seven Brides For Seven Brothers takes the stage at Glendale Centre Theatre
The critically acclaimed Glendale Centre Theatre (GCT), now in its 64th year as the longest, continually-operating theatre in the United States, continues its 2011 season with an exuberant and rambunctious production of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS September 29 through November 19.
With a book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Gene de Paul; and additional songs and lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, this high energy comedy features 15 delightful musical numbers that will come to life through the combined efforts of distinguished Los Angeles Director Robert Marra, Ovation Award winning Choreographer Lee Martino, and acclaimed Musical Director Steven Applegate. GCT Producers Tim and Brenda Dietlein have also set a cast of 23 led by regional musical theatre stars Jason Webb and Jennifer Johnson Webb. The Glendale Centre Theatre is an Actors Equity Association Guest Contract venue.
Set in Oregon's mountain territory, circa. 1850, and based upon the 1954 Academy Award nominated film musical of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Adam Pontipee (Jason Webb), the eldest of seven brothers, who goes to town to get a wife and convinces a young woman named Milly (Jennifer Johnson Webb) to marry him the same day. They return to Adam's backwoods home, only for Milly to discover that the remaining six brothers also live in the log cabin. Milly then sets out to reform the ill-mannered siblings, who are anxious to find wives of their own; while Adam develops an inspired solution to appease his brothers' loneliness...kidnap the women they want!
Costume Design is by Angela Wood; Set Design and Lighting Design is by Tim Dietlein. Nathan J. Milisavljevich is credited for Sound Design. Tim Dietlein also oversees Stage Management and serves as the GCT's Artistic Director.
Performances of are September 29 through November 19, 2011 and presented Thursday - Saturday Evenings at 8:00 pm with Saturday matinees at 3:00 pm. Sunday Matinees will are also be presented at 3:00 pm on October 16th and October 23rd only. An additional performance on Wednesday, October 5th 8:00 pm has just been added. Tickets range between $23.00 - $26.00, pending the date and time of performance. Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more.
The Glendale Centre Theatre is located at 324 N. Orange St., Glendale, CA 91203. Reservations and ticket purchases may be made by calling (818) 244-8481 or Faxing (818) 244-5042. Box Office hours are Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. For further information, visit www.glendalecentretheatre.com.