Grand Lake theatre: A new day for ‘Brigadoon’
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Grand Lake, Colorado
The story line of “Brigadoon” sounds a bit like the song “Hotel California” – you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
The residents of the Scottish village, Brigadoon, have made a pact with God that their town will be protected from the outside world forever but no one can ever leave.
All is going well until two tourists from New York stumble upon the town.
When the curtain opens tonight, Friday, on the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre production of “Brigadoon”, audiences will see the beginning of a new era for the company.
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“It’s going to be one of the most beautiful shows RMRT has ever done,” said artistic director Michael Querio. “It looks beautiful and sounds beautiful.”
“Brigadoon” is the first show RMRT will put on with the help of the University of Colorado Denver technical theatre department. The set was created by scenic designer and UC Denver Theatre Design professor, Kent Homchick, with the help of several students.
“We formed this partnership with an eye to the future,” Querio said. “We know (when we build our) new theatre, we will have a bigger stage and will need bigger, more elaborate sets.
“We are working toward that.”
The artistry of the set will take this summer’s productions to the next level for Grand Lake theatre audiences.
“Patrons are going to see something new this year,” said Chad Scott, RMRT managing director. “(The ‘Brigadoon’ set) creates a nice vision. It paints of picture,” Scott said. “It is a piece of art that frames this beautiful story.”
Opening night of “Brigadoon” is sold out, but a few tickets are still available for Saturday’s performance.
“Patrons have really been asking for ‘Brigadoon’,” Scott said. “When we announced it, everyone was excited. They want to see how Michael (Querio) did it. They won’t be disappointed.”
The show will play throughout the summer and will feature local bagpipers Mark Daniel and Nick O’Connell.
Tickets are $28 for adults, $15 for children 14 and younger. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (970) 627-3421. Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre is located at 928 Grand Ave. in Grand Lake. For more information, visit http://www.rockymountainrep.com.
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