The Robber Bridegroom

The-Robber-Bridegroom-WebMarch 31 – April 30, 2017

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

Set in eighteenth century Mississippi, the musical 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 headin-a-trunk, and you get a rollicking country romp. With its distinct sound, colorful cast, and unique form of storytelling, The Robber Bridegroom is a hidden gem!

The show started with an early 1970s production at St Clements Theatre in producer Stuart Ostrow’s Musical Theatre Lab, which invented the concept of the “workshop” development process for musicals.

Directed by Robert Wells
Directed by Robert Wells

The first Broadway production opened in a limited engagement on October 7, 1975 at the Harkness Theatre, where it ran for 14 performances and 1 preview before setting out on a one-year US national tour. Its success on the road convinced the producers to mount a revamped Broadway production with an extended book and expanded, heavily bluegrass-tinged score.

The music, deemed “country and southern” by Clive Barnes, was arranged for guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass and banjo.

The second Broadway production opened on October 9, 1976 at the Biltmore Theatre, where it ran for 145 performances and 12 previews. (Source: Wikipedia)

Dates of Performances

Robber Calendar

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The Cast

The Band

The Production Crew

Director/ Choreographer Bob Wells
Choreographer Kelly Kates
Assistant Choreographer Mathew Kepler
Music Director Donna Debreceni
Co-Music Director Mitch Jervis
Set Designer Michael Duran
Sound Designer Curt Behm
Lighting Designer Seth Alison
Props Designer Rob Costigan
Costume Designer Terri Fong
Costume Assistant Laurie Fong
Costume Maintenance Terri Fong
Production Stage Manager Mathew Kepler
Sound Operator Meagan Holdeman
Run Crew 1 Greg Kendall
Run Crew 2 Taylor Adams