2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version
This bluegrass fairytale is loaded with innuendo, mistaken identities and wacky hijinx.
A rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning
author of Driving Miss Daisy! 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. 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
possibilities. With its distinct sound, colorful cast, and
unique form of storytelling, The Robber Bridegroom is a hidden gem!
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The Music Man's author Meredith Willson had been a flutist with John Phillip Sousa in the 1920s.