Community High School District 94

326 Joliet Street, West Chicago IL 60185

Contact:  Mary Randle's email, 630/876-6556
Community Relations Coordinator

PRESS RELEASE

May 04, 2005

CHS to Present Brigadoon - the Musical May 12-14

Community High School will present Brigadoon - the Musical at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 in Weyrauch Auditorium. The high school is located at 326 Joliet Street in West Chicago. Anything is possible in Brigadoon, the Lerner and Loewe musical about a magical village that can reappear for only one day each century. The musical ran for years on Broadway and was later made into a movie starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson and Cyd Charise.

The story concerns a pair of New Yorkers who go on a hunting vacation in the highlands of Scotland. One of the men, Tommy Albright, captures the heart of a Scottish lass, Fiona. The catch is that Fiona lives in Brigadoon, an enchanted town that appears for only one day every 100 years. If Tommy stays, he must give up everything (including his fiancÚ back home); if Fiona leaves with Tommy, Brigadoon will vanish into the highland mist, never to be seen again. Brigadoon has been called "a charming escape into a sweet fairy tale."

Mary Hafertepe is the director; Kim Chambers is assistant director. Brandon Fantozzi will direct the chorus, while Steve Govertsen will direct the orchestra. Tickets are $3 for children and students and $5 for adults. All seating is assigned by reservations. Tickets are available at the door and in the high school Commons during lunch periods the week of the performance.

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