Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A rare revival of The Robber Bridegroom, with book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry and music by Robert Waldman, opens at International City Theatre on October 14. Low-priced previews take place on October 11, 12 and 13.
Based on the 1942 Eudora Welty novella, The Robber Bridegroom is a comic, adult fairy tale that’s loaded with symbolism, innuendo and double entendre. It’s the story of a charming gentleman bandit, the rich plantation owner’s daughter he loves, the wicked, sex-starved stepmother who wants her dead, and an evil thief who carries his brother’s head around in a trunk – all set to an infectious Broadway/bluegrass score.
Todd Nielsen directs the ICT production, and Gerald Sternbach is musical director. Chad Doreck (Off-Broadway’s Altar Boyz) stars as Jaime Lockhart with Jamison Lingle (a recent graduate of the Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program at UCLA) as Rosamund.
Also in the cast are six-time Helen Hayes Award nominee Michael Stone Forrest (ICT’s When Garbo Talks), Sue Goodman (Broadway: Les Miserables, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Tyler Ledon (recently graduated from the musical theater program at the University of Northern Colorado), Tatiana Mac (Hollywood Bowl: Hairspray), Teya Patt (ICT’s When Garbo Talks), Michael Uribes (Boston Court: Oedipus El Rey), and Adam Wylie (Pantages: Wicked).
The Robber Bridegroom is produced by caryn desai [sic] and runs October 12 – November 6. Opening night tickets on October 14 include a reception with the actors following the performance.
International City Theatre is located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach. Click Here for reservations and information or call 562-436-4610.
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