SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — Westlake High School's drama department has opened its spring production of Lerner and Loewe's perennial "Brigadoon," directed by Westlake drama teacher Amy Morrey.
The musical opened Friday evening and performances follow March 26, 29 and 30 and April 2 at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
Set in an 18th century village in the highlands of Scotland that only appears for one day every hundred years, this musical tells the story of two Americans who stumble upon the village in 1946 while hunting.
"There are lots of color and music and dancing, so hopefully people will enjoy it," says Morrey. This production features students Patch Crowe as Tommy Albright and Amanda Maxwell as Fiona MacLaren.
This is the third musical that Westlake has staged. "Brigadoon" features a live orchestra, directed by Westlake's band director, Brek Mangelson, and the orchestra is accompanied by bagpipers from members of the Utah Pipe band, including Malcom McFadzean, Jenna Tew, Garth Fielding, Michael Morgan and John Barclay.
"Brigadoon," which opened on Broadway in 1947, has become a standard in the musical theater world and features such well-known songs as "Almost Like Being in Love," "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean" and "Heather on the Hill." The premiere Broadway run lasted 581 performances and inspired the production of the classic 1954 film with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.
Max Higbee is a Westlake High School student and an ensemble cast member of the "Brigadoon" production.