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Wednesday, May 3, 2000

The Robber Bridegroom on stage May 12-14

SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury State University Music Department presents the Broadway musical The Robber Bridegroom on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, May 14, at 4 p.m. in the Fulton Hall Theatre.

The musical is based on the novella of the same name by Eudora Welty. The music and lyrics are by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman. The show featured Barry Bostwick who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Jamie Lockhart, the main character, a swashbuckling thief in the woods, who steals the heart of the fair Rosamund in this fable set on Mississippi's Natchez Trace in the late 18th century. Rosamund is an independent and feisty maiden, however, and the course of true love never runs smoothly.

Characters include: Jamie Lockhart, the dashing thief, played by Brandon Palm; Rosamund, the peppery heroine, played by Melissa Monzo; Clemment Musgrove, her father, a wealthy planter, by John Carlson; Salome, his ghastly second wife, by Cara Dustmann; Goat, a simpleton, by Justin Huebner; Goat's Mother, by Pat Ambler-Perry; Airie, Goat's sister, by Samantha Geboff; Little Harp, a tall, lanky robber, by P.J. Brennan; Big Harp, the head of a robber, by Chris Dochin; and a chorus of the residents of Rodney, MS.

A comedy rated PG for some adult language, music style is country, folk and some blue grass. Admission to the show is free. The production is funded by a grant from the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts at SSU. Dr. Michael Weber is the director.

For more information please call the SSU Music Department at 410-543-6385.


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