The Ottumwa Courier


June 5, 2009

OCP's 'Brigadoon' opens Friday at Bridge View Center theater

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Community Players presents the musical, “Brigadoon,” which will be performed today and Saturday, June 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at Bridge View Center Theater.

“Brigadoon” tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years, though to the villagers, the passing of each century seems no longer than one night. The enchantment is viewed by them as a blessing rather than a curse, for it saved the village from destruction.

According to their covenant with God, no one from Brigadoon may ever leave, or the enchantment will be broken, and the site and all its inhabitants will disappear into the mist forever.

Two American tourists, lost in the Scottish Highlands, stumble upon the village just as a wedding is about to be celebrated, and their arrival has serious implications for the village inhabitants.

Cast members include: Bill Hornback as Andrew MacLaren; Matt Rebol (Angus MacGuffie); Kent Walker (Archie Beaton); Kyle Roemerman (Charlie Dalrymple); Aimee Allen (Fiona); Mike Vinyard (Frank); Josh Miller (Harry Beaton); Leah Morrissey (Jane Ashton); Connor O’Brien-Stoffa (Jean MacLaren); Jeff Lunsford (Jeff Douglas); Carissa Wadding (Kate); Linda Ostrander (Meg Brockie); Gregg Clubb (Mr. Lundie); Bob Swanson (Stuart Dalrymple); Dale Dommer (Tommy Albright); Maggie McGinity (Maggie Anderson); Tyler Smith (Sandy Dean); and Dennis Johnson (MacGregor).

Chorus members include Sheryl Currier, Kari Roemerman, Richard Heckert, Pam DeBoer, Doug Cain, Natalie Hining, Kami Roemerman, Constance Miller, Ron Brickey, Marlys Breon-Drish, Stan Rooker, Angie Holland, Diana Swanson, Aaron Jackson, Jim Pumroy, Beth Ford, Crystal James, Karen Kopitsk, Jordan Young, Talitha Ford, Olivia Lunsford and Madison Lunsford.

Orchestra members include piano, Carol Frevert; first violin, Charlene Hanson; second violin, Angi Witzenburg; viola, Patty Babb; cello, Wendy Bittner; string bass, Dr. Brian Quinn; flute, Melanie Hance; oboe, Emma Elbaum; first clarinet, Matthew Caffrey; second clarinet, Stephanie Kisling; bassoon, John Lentner; trombone, Nick Jaggers; percussion, Zach Huebener; bag piper, Greg Fransisco.

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