Book | Lawrence Kasha and David Linday
Lyrics | Johnny Mercer
Music | Gene de Paul
New Songs | Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Director | Dee Pace
June 13 - June 28
Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Matinees June 14, 21, 28 - 2:00 PM
The Heritage Community Theater brings the classic musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” to their stage beginning June 13. Based on the popular movie, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is the story of Adam Pontipee and his 6 younger brothers, backwoodsmen with no proper social ways. Adam goes to town looking for someone to take care of the boys and brings back Millie, whom he takes to wife. She cleans them up and smooths out their “mountain man” tendencies. They attend a barn raising where they meet and fall in love with 6 girls. The plot thickens as they kidnap the girls and carry them into the mountains. Millie, horrified by their actions, bans them from the house for the winter. Each scene brings delightful antics and, most importantly, toe tapping musical numbers and dancing that will lighten the hearts of all audience members.
The production side of the show is a family affair. Director Dee Pace is assisted by wife Nedra in charge of vocals, daughter Katie, choreographer, and daughter Kenzie, as costumer. Katie’s fiancé, Nathan Hess, is set designer. “We’re not sure if he had to pass an audition . . .”, Dee says playfully. Add to that many, many willing hands who help with sound, assist with building, painting, sewing, etc., etc. “We refer to this crew as our ‘extended family,’ which is pretty common in the theater. When you spend this much time with people, you form a bond.”
Then there is the cast. Dee and Nedra both remark that there is an extreme amount of high-end local talent, coming from Tremonton to South Ogden and in between. The role of Adam Pontipee is played by James Shurtleff, North Ogden, who brings his beautiful tenor voice to the stage. The brothers are played by Kayle Stephens, Taylor Grigg, Jordan Grigg, Kyle Parkinson, Scott Dinsdale, and Jordan Spackman. Brides are Emily Bradford, Laura Dean, Cassidy Lott, Shaydra Raymond, Morgan Richards, and Ginny Spencer. Another family affair, the Griggs brothers come accompanied by father and mother, who are taking roles in the ensemble. There is also a father-son combination, David Spackman, one of the ensemble, and Jordan, youngest brother Gideon. The brides and brothers must not only be vocally adept, the dancing is demanding and athletic. “These kids get a workout,” says choreographer Katie.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre Internation (MTI)
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
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