Styled “a whimsical musical fantasy” by its creators, Brigadoon
is, like The Wizard of Oz
and most of the popular literature of the 1930s and ‘40s, as much a morality play as a light-hearted entertainment…
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a fine example of the era’s ability to work out life’s thorniest issues through flights of fancy and with a refreshing dose of good-humor, joie de vivre, and old-fashioned ethics. Alan Jay Lerner based his tale—of an enchanted village that only appears one day in every 100 years—on Germelshausen
, an 1861 German short story. But the mid-1940s were not exactly the most strategic of times to launch a Broadway musical set in Germany, so he changed the locale to the Scottish Highlands. Add absolutely wonderful music by Frederick Loewe and the results were and are, well, magical.
The Shedd Institute proudly presents an all-new production of this timeless classic. This year's production stars a fresh new faces, we're sure you'll love. Richard Jessup directs and choreographs the show, with sets by Jerry Hooker and costumes by Mary Mikkelson.