Overview


Synopsis

When New Yorkers Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas get lost on a vacation in the Scottish Highlands, they stumble into Brigadoon. Brigadoon is a mythical village that, they learn, appears for a single day once every hundred years. At first, Tommy and Jeff are mystified by the villagers’ 18th century garb as they go to market, but they are soon charmed by romantic liaisons: Tommy, who is engaged back in New York, falls terribly in love with headstrong Fiona, while Jeff enjoys a harmless flirtation with Meg Brockie. It is only when Harry Beaton, the rejected suitor of Fiona’s sister, Jean, tries to leave Brigadoon that the two men realize the complicated truth: at the end of the day, this town will disappear into the mist for the next hundred years –- and if anyone succeeds in leaving Brigadoon, the town and the people in it will be lost, forever. Tommy is forced to choose between returning to the world that he knows and his New York fiance — or taking a chance on life and love in a mysterious new place. Including such famous hits as “Heather on the Hill” and “Almost Like Being in Love,” Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon has music that will sweep you off your feet and a whimsical story that is a tribute to the power of true love.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1947
Genres
Comedy, Romance, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
highland of scotland and new york city, “present day” (1947)
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal For
community theatre, high school, university, large cast
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult, elderly, early teen, late teen characters

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