Come and see what all the hootin’ and hollerin’ is about!
Directed by Patrick Hunter and Choreographed by Melissa Cotton Hunter
(Augusta, MI) June 28th, 2022 - SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS explodes onto the Barn Theatre stage. This rowdy, rip-roarin’ adaptation of the MGM movie musical will play until July 10. Based loosely on “The Sobbin’ Women” by Vincent Benet, this audience favorite will star Eric Morris as eldest brother Adam Pontipee and Melissa Cotton Hunter as Milly.
The cast also features, Luke Ragotzy, new Actors’ Equity members Aaron Czarnecki and Nicholas Biddle, apprentices Michael Richard, Matthew Fecko and Elliott Austin Wirshba, and joining the cast is Jack Austin, recent graduate of Lakeview high school, as the brothers; and apprentices Ella Olesen, Gabrielle Bieder, Jamie Stopczynski, Sophie Shahbazi, Ainsley Mooney Alrutz and Emily Ling Mei as the comely lasses.
Our story begins as Milly chooses to marry Adam after knowing him but a few hours. She doesn’t realize; however, she would have six rowdy brothers-in-law as roommates in the wilds of 1850’s Oregon. It doesn’t take long for her to whip this rough and tumble group of boys into shape, and soon all the brothers wish for wives of their own. Filled with fearless dancing and a magnificent score including “Wonderful, Wonderful Day,” “Bless Your Beautiful Hide” and “Goin’ Courtin’”, this lighthearted Wild West explosion will delight the whole family!