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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (2007 version)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (2007 version)

Musical


Writers:
  • oregon
  • romance
  • wild west
  • courtship
  • love
  • domesticity
  • lust


Overview


Synopsis

Set in the rough-and-tumble backwoods of Oregon in the 1850s, where every man still took for himself, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a delightful story about creating civilization in the wilderness. When Milly married handsome backwoodsman, Adam, she had no idea she would be responsible for taking care of his six younger brothers as well. Milly quickly whips her rowdy brothers-in-law into shape, and show them how they can court and win beautiful mates of their own. When Adam convinces his brothers to kidnap the girls they like the way the sabine women were kidnapped, however, Milly’s plans go dreadfully awry. Bursting with boisterous energy, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers features daredevil dancing, rambunctious fun, and heartfelt romance with a score including the soaring “Wonderful, Wonderful Day,” the hilarious “Bless Her Beautiful Hide,” and the totally absurd “Sobbin’ Women.”


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1979
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
backwoods oregon, 1850s
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal For
high school, university, community theatre, professional theatre, dance-heavy, star vehicle - male, star vehicle - female, strong chorus, large ensemble
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, late teen, young adult, mature adult, early teen characters
Tags:
  • oregon
  • romance
  • wild west
  • courtship
  • love
  • domesticity
  • lust

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