Audiences on Brigadoon

Audiences on Brigadoon

Audiences on Brigadoon

Posted by: at 06/25/2014 01:51 PM

Let us know what you thought of Brigadoon!

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  • Posted by: Donna Harvey at 06/29/2014 10:04 AM
    Loved the show last night! Well worth the drive into the city.
  • Posted by: The Hoffstadters at 06/29/2014 04:06 PM
    We were indeed delighted, and awed, by the opening night of "Brigadoon." The casting, the set design, the lighting, the special effects, the costumes, the dance... simply no false notes. I'm too young to remember the movie, which is likely the only way I would've seen "Brigadoon." But I was surprised at how many songs I knew by heart. It's a puzzle to me. Maybe my parents owned a cast album from Broadway? I am somewhat fearful that critics may raise the specter of the age of the material and whine that it's "dated" or "antique." But we admire the craftsmanship that creates antiques. And Lerner and Lowe WERE craftsmen. Oh. And it hasn't escaped our attention that Scotland has a big secession vote coming up! How timely of you!
  • Posted by: Stephen Lovelette at 07/10/2014 01:14 PM
    The voices were tremendous. The dancing exquisite. The story is timeless. Who is the first violin? She plays in the pit, comes to the stage in costume, returns to the pit and never misses a downbeat or note and adds tremendously to the production! I love the play and loved the Goodman production.
  • Posted by: Astrid Fuller at 07/11/2014 08:15 AM
    Found it thoroughly delightful
  • Posted by: JoanP at 07/15/2014 04:29 PM
    I saw the show in previews, and can only assume from the comments that Goodman fixed a MAJOR issue with the sound. My hearing is good, and not particularly sensitive. But I had to walk out before the end of the first act because the sound was so loud and blaring that my ears hurt. I actually had to cover them before I reached the point where I couldn't take it any more. Many of the lyrics during the ensemble pieces could not be understood, though whether that was poor diction on the part of the singers, or the bad sound system, I don't know.
  • Posted by: Vinay Kumar at 07/19/2014 11:13 PM
    Brigadoon was a feast for the eyes and ears. I am not much of a Broadway fan so I went with some trepidations. But my apprehensions turned into delight. Goodman did what Broadway often fails to accomplish. A large production that seems intimate. Stagecraft that would be the envy of any Broadway stage in NY.. Goodman does not often produce such shows, which is good. We need serious theater and Goodman fills a void. Congratulation to all the actors and all those who work behind the scenes. Not to forget the wonderful orchestra.
  • Posted by: Carol at 07/20/2014 10:01 AM
    Saw it last night and it was wonderful. The characters draw you in immediately and are full of humor as well as talent. No flaws. Production was perfect in all ways. The orchestra, choreography and sets were simply transporting.
  • Posted by: Wendy at 07/20/2014 10:43 AM
    What I liked: The costumes, visual effects, dancing and music. What I didn't like: The acting, especially for the two men from the modern world, left a great deal lacking. I never felt that 'Tommy' was really in love whereas Fionna was clearly in love (bless her hear). Some of the other acting was great and some was less than great. But, in general, the acting was not up to the quality of Goodman Theatre. What is going on?
  • Posted by: Paul at 07/23/2014 09:32 AM
    My wife and saw Brigadoon last evening 47 years after we first met when we were involved with our high school production of this play. The set design and performers were outstanding. This was a glorious adaptation of a musical with great music and lyrics. Terrific choreography. I highly recommend you see Brigadoon before its smash Broadway opening!
  • Posted by: Alan Mack at 07/24/2014 08:06 AM
    The first rate cast brings life to this newly written production. Perhaps Broadway is next? A super evening at the Goodman!
  • Posted by: Susan HB at 07/24/2014 01:27 PM
    I had the pleasure of seeing Brigadoon last evening and every time those gorgeous voices sang (Fiona and Tommy) I was smiling from ear to ear. It was a wonderful, professional, enjoyable, interesting and delightful production. I was skeptical about seeing it as I remember not being too fond of the movie oh so many years ago. But Goodman's Brigadoon should be picked up and taken right to Broadway! Don't miss it!

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