The Robber Bridegroom


The Robber Bridegroom


Book by  Alfred Uhry
Music by  Robert Waldman
Lyrics by  Alfred Uhry
Based on the novella by Eudora Welty

Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version

A rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy! Since opening on Broadway in 1975, THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM has gone on to become a regional favorite.

Set in eighteenth century Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry, however, thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund's demise, her pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have a rollicking country romp.

Told in "story theatre" fashion with nine principal actors on a unit set, THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM is extremely flexible in its staging and production possibilities. The score, by Robert Waldman, is meant to be played by a small band on stage - and it's one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical. With its distinct sound, colorful cast, and unique form of storytelling, THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM is a hidden gem!



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Did you know?: In his high school production of Pippin, actor Matt Damon played the title role.

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