Timber Lake Playhouse continues its 60th anniversary season with the bluegrass musical, “The Robber Bridegroom,” with music by Robert Waldman and book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry.
“The Robber Bridegroom” is a rousing, comical Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Driving Miss Daisy.” It's one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical.
“The Robber Bridegroom” opens at TLP on Thursday, Aug. 5, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 15.
Set in eighteenth-century Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country.
The proceedings go awry, however, thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother who's intent on Rosamund's demise, her pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have a rollicking country romp.
"The Robber Bridegroom boasts some of the most authentic bluegrass music to emerge from a Broadway musical," said TLP Artistic Director Paul Stancato. "I am excited for our audiences to hear it live.”
The production is directed by TLP Executive Director Dan Danielowski. Music Director is Michael McBride and Choreographer is Emma Resek.
"I have had a long relationship with this show," said Danielowski. "I am pleased to bring this story to our TLP audiences."
The cast features Jack Hale as Jamie Lockhart, the Robber Bridegroom; Quinn Martin as Rosamund; Darren Mangler as the rich planter; and Margot Frank as Salome, the evil step mother. The entire TLP Resident Company will round out the remainder of the ensemble.
Special events during “The Robber Bridegroom” will include the Page to Stage Talkback after the Aug. 6 performance, Company Cabaret on the Lake Stage after the Aug. 7 performance and the Deck Bar will be open for food, drink and entertainment before each weekend show.
For more information, visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or call the box office at 815-244-2035. The box office is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and until intermission on show days.