Special events include a screening of the Classic Film Brigadoon in Millennium Park, Meet The Artist Events, Monday Night Live at Petterino’s and an Intern Networking Night
CHICAGO, IL -Â Goodman Theatre adds eight more performances of Brigadoon, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades, extended through August 10 by popular demand; the full 28-member company remains intact. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederickâ€™s Loeweâ€™s legendary musical of Broadwayâ€™s Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18thÂ century Scottish village that appears every century for one day onlyâ€”and the complications that arise when itâ€™s discovered by two 20thÂ century Americans. Book writer Brian Hill revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loeweâ€™s lilting score. Artist bios and rehearsal images for Brigadoon can be found in the Press Room. Visit the new interactive microsite, GoodmanTheatre.org/VisitBrigadoon, to learn about the show, â€œmeet the villagersâ€ and participate in social media contests for exclusive prizes. Brigadoon runsÂ June 27 â€“ August 10Â in theÂ AlbertÂ Theatre (opening night isÂ Monday,Â July 7) and is appropriate for adults and families with children aged 10+. Tickets ($25Â -Â $98; subject to change)Â are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Brigadoon, by phone atÂ 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). The Goodman is grateful to its production sponsors: JPMorgan Chase is the Major Corporate Sponsor and Allstate Insurance Company and PwCÂ LLP are the Corporate Sponsor Partners. National Endowment for the Arts provided Production Support, and Towers Watson is the Opening Night Sponsor. Chicago Tribune is the Media Partner.
SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH BRIGADOON
$10 Intern Night, a Citywide Networking Event for Summer Interns
June 27; 6:30pm reception, 8pm performance | $10; reservations required at GoodmanTheatre.org
Enjoy pizza and pop and while mingling with other Chicago interns before a performance of Brigadoon. Tickets are $10; space is limited.
Screening of the classic film Brigadoon in Millennium Parkâ€™s Summer Film Series at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion (201 E. Randolph)
June 29 at 6:30pm | FREE
A free screening of the 1954 movie Brigadoon starring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the Goodmanâ€™s production. Take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or spread out a blanket on the Great Lawn to watch favorite films on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen. The FREE Summer Film Series is presented by the Millennium Park Foundation, co-curated with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit millenniumpark.org, call 312.742.1168, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, @Millennium_Park.
Theater Thursday at Goodman Theatre
July 3 at 6pm | $30 with promo code TTHURS
A pre-show reception with hors dâ€™oeuvres, a whisky tasting and a Scottish bagpipe presentation, including remarks from a member of the Goodmanâ€™s artistic team.
Meet Rachel Rockwell, Roberta Duchak and Brian Hill at the Goodman Theatre Artist Encounter
July 6 at 5pm |$10 general public, $5 Subscribers, Donors, students
Artist Encounters bring together audiences and Goodman artists in an intimate environment for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. Join Brigadoon director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, music director Roberta Duchak and adaptor Brian Hill as they discuss the show in a conversation moderated by Goodman Theatre Producer Steve Scott.
Monday Night Live at Petterinoâ€™s â€“ Performances from the cast of Brigadoon
Monday, July 14, 7pm | Petterinoâ€™s | FREE admission; prix-fixe menu available
Host Denise McGowan welcomes the cast of Brigadoon to this weekly open-mic showcase.
Pre- and Post-Show Discussions at Goodman Theatre
Arrive early or stay late for discussions about the play with members of the artistic team | Goodman Theatre | FREE
Pre-show (7pm): July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 | Post-show: Every Wednesday and Thursday evening through July 31
Plus, catch Brigadoon at the Chicago Scotsâ€™ 28th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games (June 20 and 21 at Hamilton Lakes in Itasca).
In addition, the Goodman is collecting stories of personal connections toÂ Brigadoon, such as involvement in a school or regional production, for the theaterâ€™s blog. To submit your story, please send a photo and/or a brief comment, including time and location of the production, toÂ Brigadoon@GoodmanTheatre.org.
When Brigadoon debuted on Broadway in 1947, it was Lerner and Loeweâ€™s third musicalâ€”and the one that established them as a formidable Broadway composing team. The plot, according to Lerner, occurred to him when Loewe offhandedly remarked that â€œfaith moves mountains.â€ When American tourists Tommy and Jeff become lost on vacation in Scotland, they stumble into a town that isnâ€™t on their map. Eventually they learn that Brigadoon was once a bustling town but now only appears for one day each century. While the two men sort out the townâ€™s curious circumstancesâ€”including that no outsiders can stay unless they fall in love, and no resident can ever leave or the village will vanish foreverâ€”Tommy meets the love of his life. But what happens when the day ends, and Brigadoon fades into the mountain mist for another century?