1963 - 1964

Brigadoon

Deep in the Scottish highlands, two young American tourists, Tommy Albright and his friend Jeff Douglass, lose their way. Suddenly, they stumble across a village which they are unable to find on their map. Tommy and Jeff enter the village fair where they meet the lovely Fiona MacLaren and the bubbly Meg Brockie. Preparations are being made for the wedding of Fiona's sister Jean and Charlie Dalrymple. As the two Americans become increasingly wrapped up in the festivities, Tommy, who has just left an unhappy love affair in New York, grows increasingly fond of Fiona, but the quaint little village of Brigadoon and its townspeople are a puzzle to him. The people don't recognize American money, and they don't seem to know what a telephone is. Tommy's curiosity increases when he finds that Charlie has signed the MacLaren family Bible with the year "1746".


Tommy and Fiona spend the day together, growing ever closer, but soon Tommy presses Fiona for an explanation about the town. She decides that Jeff and Tommy should meet Mr. Lundie, the old schoolmaster, who would be better able to explain the situation in Brigadoon. What he tells the two visitors is that, fearing evil from the outside world, he asked God "to make Brigadoon an' all its people in it vanish into the Highland mist. Vanish, but not for always. It would return jus' as it was for one day every hundred years." No villager is allowed to leave, or the spell would be broken and Brigadoon would disappear forever, but a stranger would be able to remain if he fell in love.


As it turns out, the wedding of Charlie and Jean triggers a crisis which threatens the very existence of Brigadoon. Harry Beaton, in love with Jean and heartbroken at the thought of ther marrying another man, decides to leave town to break the spell. The villagers chase after him, but when Jeff trips Harry, the man strikes his head and dies.


Meanwhile, Tommy decides that he loves Fiona and that he wishes to stay in Brigadoon, but when he hears of Harry's death and the role that Jeff has played in it, Tommy is convinced that Brigadoon must just be a dream and he decides to return to New York.


Back in New York, Tommy can't get the thought of Fiona out of his mind. Accompanied by Jeff, he returns to Scotland hoping that Brigadoon might once again reappear. As they wonder if maybe it all really was a dream, the highland mists part to reveal the bridge that leads to the heart of Brigadoon. Tommy is reunited with Fiona, to remain with her forever in Brigadoon.


Dramatic Director: Joe O'Brien

Musical Director: John Murdie

Choreographer: Madame Nesta Toumine

Cast

Albert Davey

Dancer

Ann Ridley

Dancer

Barbara Underwood

Chorus

Boris Kotelewetz

Dancer

Carol Ann Barrett

Dancer

Carol Kirkpatrick

Chorus

Cayla Mirsky

Meg Brockie

Claire Ellen Davidson

Maggie Anderson

David Dunsmuir

Mr. Lundie

Diane Harford

Chorus

Don Herbertson

Frank

Earl Crowe

Chorus

Earle Hanratty

Chorus

Eugene David

Chorus

Fiona Fish

Chorus

Frank Abel

Andrew MacLaren

Fred Gardner

Chorus

Freda Blain

Fiona MacLaren

Frederic Braun

Dancer

Gail Luther

Jean MacLaren, Chorus

Georges Tremblay

Harry Beaton

Gerry Grant

Chorus

Gerry Morris

Chorus

Gerry Sheehan

Chorus

Grant Bennett

Chorus

Gwen Bower-Binns

Chorus

Irene Aldrich

Jane Ashton, Chorus

Irwin Horsey

Tommy Albright

Jacques Fortin

Chorus

Janet Galuga

Dancer

Jean Halley

Chorus

Jean Hunter

Chorus

Jean Wheeler

Chorus

Jennifer Joynes

Chorus

Jessica Gardner

Chorus

Jill Craig

Dancer

Jim Harker

Archie Beaton, Chorus

Joanne Ashe

Dancer

John Raymond

Charlie Dalrymple

Joyce Kirby

Chorus

Judy Boswell

Chorus

Kathy Knox

Chorus

Ken Wilson

Chorus

Larry Malham

Jeff Douglas

Lem Bennett

Chorus

Les Bonhower

Chorus

Les Lucas

Chorus

Major Ken MacDonald

Piper

Margaret Owens

Chorus

Marie Hendricks

Chorus

Mark Savage

Chorus

Mary Field

Chorus

May Boyer

Dancer

Michael Rees

Chorus

Nora Carpenter

Chorus

Norma Coll

Chorus

Pamela Seguin

Chorus

Peter Carter

Dancer, Chorus

Robin Gorham

Chorus

Ruth Argue

Chorus

Sandi Thomas

Chorus

Sharron McCormick

Chorus

Sylvia Carter

Chorus

Wayne Blatchly

Chorus

Wendy Wynne-Jones

Chorus

Production

Christine McCulloch Allan

Benevolent

Dave McCormick

Cover and Production Crew Photos

Don Torney

Lighting Designer

Donna Emmons

Chorus Director

Dorothy Gough

Business & Publicity Manager

Florence McCaffrey

Hair Stylist

Guy Harrison

Assistant Stage Manager

Jenepher Hooper

Properties Chairman

Jessie Fear

Ticket Manager

Kyle Graham

House Manager

Lorna Rice

Rehearsal Accompanist

May Boyer

Highland Dance Assistant

Michelle Savage

Costumes Chairman, Script Assistant

Mildred Ker

Costumes Chairman

Milt Wright

Set Designer

Pat Faithfull

Stage Manager

Pat McGee

Programme Chairman

Percy Scobie

Rehearsal Accompanist

Peter Brown

Make-up Chairman

Ronald M. Craig

Production Chairman

SanPat & Ernest Lindsay

Portraits

Toni Cole

Show Secretary

Wayne Blatchly

Cover and Production Crew Photos

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