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SOUTHEASTERN’S COLUMBIA THEATRE PRESENTS
“SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS”
HAMMOND – The 2004-05 season
of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing
Arts continues April 8 with a rip-roaring stage version of the popular
MGM movie, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”
“Goin’ courting” has never been
as much fun as in this high-spirited show adapted from the big screen hit
by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay and produced by Windwood Theatricals.
Millie is a young bride living
in the 1850s Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her
six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires
when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring
town to be their brides.
Curtain time at the historic
downtown Hammond theater is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Columbia
box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. Ticket prices are $30,
Orchestra 1 and Loge; $23, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; $18, Orchestra 3;
and $15, Balcony 2. Box office hours are noon-5 p.m., weekdays. Tickets
are also available online through TicketWeb, www.ticketweb.com.
Bursting with the rambunctious
energy of the original film, “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” is all boisterous
fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.
New songs by Al Kasha and Joel
Hirschhorn have been added to a melody-drenched classic film score by Johnny
Mercer and Gene de Paul that includes wistful ballads, charming comic turns
and rousing showstopping dances.
With songs such as “Glad That
You Were Born,” “Bless Your Beautiful Hide,” “Goin’ Courting," and “Wonderful,
Wonderful Day,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is rousing, charming,
The Dallas Times Herald called
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, "A show with an extraordinary amount
of appeal shot through with much of the same vigor, high spirits, romance
and deceptively ironic humor that characterized the movie.”
For additional information about
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and other events at the Columbia Theatre,
contact the theater office, 985-543-4366, or visit www.selu.edu/columbia.