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Brigadoon

a Musical
CATEGORY : DRAMA MUSICAL
by Lerner & Lowe

COMPANY : Cumming Attractions Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Creekside Youth & Community Center [WEBSITE]
ID# 705

SHOWING : June 12, 2003 - June 29, 2003

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Join us for this "tribute to simplicity, true love and goodness, which is hidden from the ordinary traveler" (Tams-Witmark).


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Chris Mayer
Jeannie MacLaren Liz Brendel
Tommy Albright Steve Cook
Jane Ashton Katy Daniel Cook
ensemble Katherine Foote
Harry Beaton Chris Goldston
Meg Brocke Jacqueline E. Goldston
Fiona MacLaren Olivia Sloan
Jeff Douglas Bill Wilson
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REVIEWS

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by FAButler
Saturday, June 28, 2003
5.0
I went and saw Brigadoon Friday night thinking that it was going to be just all right, but to my surprise this show is one of the best community theater productions that I have ever seen. The ensemble was terrific with very high energy and they even had a pregnant town’s person who did very well. Other members in the ensemble that I enjoyed watching was Jenny Baden,Cheryl Rogers,Sarah Underwood and Andrew Snider. Olivia Sloan is so talented and so well cast as Fiona. She has wonderful acting and singing skills. Steve Cook fits perfectly as Tommy Albright. Jacqueline Goldston had a different take on Meg but it was one of the best ways I have seen Meg been played. Liz Brendel was great and has one of the most contagious smiles ever. She just seems like she is having so much fun. Katy Cook was very well cast as the beautiful Jane Austin. Justin Green as Charlie has on of the most beautiful tenor voice. Last but certainly not least was the wonderful bagpiper who looked so professional. This play is a must see! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Almost Like Being In Love
by sbowron
Saturday, June 28, 2003
5.0
CATCO’s current musical, Brigadoon, is a transfiguration from the ordinary to the sublime. With a stilted beginning during a Thursday night performance, the cast quickly warmed up and drew the audience into the magical spell Brigadoon weaves. Interaction with the audience, well-appointed sets, wonderful costumes and impressive Scottish accents were only a few of the details that made this production notable.

Lerner & Loewe has made the music of Brigadoon an American tradition and it is well represented in this production. Olivia Sloan (Fiona) won our hearts with her clear soprano voice and actual personification of her character. Steve Cook (Tommy Albright) plays the perfect romantic lead with his comic counterpart Bill Wilson (Jeff Douglass) providing a dose of reality in an otherwise dream perfect world.

Jacqueline E. Goldston (Meg Brockie) bounced about the stage with energy reminiscent of the Unsinkable Molly Brown – a pleasure to watch. Justin Green’s (Charlie Dalrymple) tenor voice made us believe in the beauty of the auld country.

The musical production and direction were superior under Alisa Kay Sloan’s baton. Glen Sloan was a one-man keyboardist and brought many a smile to the jazz reprise performed in the bar scene. Mike McCool’s bagpipes drew us further into the gloamin’.

While the music was sublime, the dancing was not. The men’s chorus group resembled a group of linebackers in a can-can line. The innate abilities of Abigail and Kathleen Crete (Ensemble) covered for them, however, and all was at it should be.

CATCO has produced a wonderful musical production and deserves more in sound and acoustics than the very generous hospitality provided by the Creekside Youth and Community Center. As Forsyth County residents, we should be thinking ahead of how to support the arts in all forms. It’s the ticket to a very enjoyable future.
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STELLER PERFORMANCE
by jg0527
Monday, June 23, 2003
5.0
WOW! I dont know what else to say this play left me speechless at the quallity of the production. It was stunning. I loved it from beginning to end. The cast was amazing! On the first number, McConachy Square, the cast lit up the stage with their professional energy. It was ELECTRIFYING! I had chills from beginning to end. One of my favorite characters was brought to life in an excelent performance by Jackie Goldston playing Meg. She had the audience laughing in their seats from the moment she was on stage. Bill Willson played Jeff Douglas even outdoing Van Johnson in the Movie. He brought hilarity and comic relief to this show! Great Job. Olivia Sloan played Fiona. No she WAS Fiona. Her amazing Soprano voice was haunting. It gave me chills and i could litsen to it for hours. Steven Cook did an amazing job as Tommy Albright. His voice was excelent and his performance was up there with Gene Kelly. Charlie Dawlrymple did an excelent job. His tenor voice was amazing. Liz Brendell did an excellent job as Jean. She lit up the stage with her enthusiastic smile and you could tell she loves to be on stage and that is a quallity i enjoy seeing in an actor. I make it a point to watch the ensemble during any musical that i see. And i can tell you that everyone did an excellent job. Roxanna Eastman-Knight did a job. Her voice was very unique and it was fun watching her. She brought her character to life proving the fact that there are no small parts only small actors. Another thing i thought was interesting was that there was a whole family in the play, (Crete Family), that was interesting to see a family doing it together. Thats what Community theater is all about. Something the family can do together. Harry Beaton was excellent. Chris Goldston made an excellent bad guy. The bagpiper was awesome! I had no idea there was going to be one and it surprised me to my delight when he started playing from the back and made his way up! Great Job. I enjoyed the usage of the stage and the costumes were very authentic. These people did an excelent job! Everyone needs to come see this play! You will enjoy it thorougly. Go to www.catcoproductions.org for ticket information. I can't wait to see what CATCo puts out next! This is just the kind of thing we need in this community! Again an excellent job, and if i didnt no any better i would have thought it to be proffessional! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Brigadoon
by mdeupree
Saturday, June 14, 2003
2.0
Brigadoon was a wonderful production with the cast really enjoying themselves in their roles! The actors were wholly immersed in their roles and sold the audience into the fantasy world of Brigadoon. Good accents and dialects which were held consistently throughout the show. Special recognition should go to to "Charlie", "Meg", Tommy" and "Fiona" as well as the wonderful bagpipe player in Act II. Attention was paid to the color and print of the tartans in each family which helped the audience keep track of who was who. Good use of the stage space - the floor as well as raised stage in a multi-use space. Worth the drive to Cumming for a fun evening of entertainment! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Absolutly Incredible
by SG
Saturday, June 14, 2003
5.0
Well I must say that if this is where theatre in Georgia is going things are really looking up.... WAY UP!! First of all, I went to see this show on opening night. I had never even heard of CATCO before. However, I was not expecting much but I love Brigadoon and wanted to see it even if I didn't think it was going to be a good production. Well to my amazement and suprise this show was incredible front to back. The energy these actors put out was electrifying. I have seen this show done many times and in many different ways; this was by far the best that I have ever seen. Kudos to the director Chris Mayeor, I hope to see more from him in the future. The acting was great! Bill Wilson who played a part with no singing was able to give life to a part that may have other wise been quite boring. Jackie Goldston, who played Meg stole the show with her outstanding portrayle. The singing in this show is the best I have heard in theatre in years, professional or otherwise. Olivia Sloan, Nailed her part as Fiona, and her singing gives you goose bumps you wouldn't believe. Steven Cook, was also spectacular as Tommy. The voice that stole the show was Justin Green playing Charlie Dalrymple. If you don't care for musicals but want to hear and incredible tenor voice you must go see this show!! His voice sucks you in like a vortex and you want nothing but to bring him home to have hime sing you to sleep. On that note PEOPLE YOU MUST SEE THIS SHOW. IT IS WORTH THE DRIVE!! If not for anything else, atleast to see where what your theatre should do next time you have a musical. Thanks to everyone in that show for the great time. Me and my wife truly enjoyed ourselves!! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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