CAC to end season with ‘Seven Brides’

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 4, 2015


The Covington Arts Council will end its season on a lively note Monday when it presents “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”

Set in Oregon in 1850, the play tells the story of Milly, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.

The popular Broadway musical includes a large cast, but that’s nothing new for CAC, executive director Paula Harr said.

“ ‘Will Rogers’ Follies’ and ‘Hello, Dolly,’ both had large casts, too,” Harr said.

She selected “Seven Brides” this year because the national touring company presenting it is the same one that brought “Fiddler on the Roof,” here a couple of years ago.

“The actors and musicians area always first rate,” she said. “This has a big cast and live music. It should be very good.”

Harr said it is a production with which locals also are familiar, she said, because Paula Sue Duebelt staged it at Andalusia High School several years ago.

“It’s a play a lot of people know,” she said. “The movie is on the Turner Network a lot.

It’s a fun, happy show,” she said. “The dancing in it is very athletic and spirited, and the musical numbers are lively. And of course, it’s funny.”

At the conclusion, those in the audience also will be asked to complete a survey that will be used to make selections for next year’s season.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Mon., March 9, in the Dixon Center for the Perfoming Arts on the Andalusia campus of LBW.

Tickets are $15 in advance for adults, and $18 at the door.

All student tickets are $10.

Advance tickets are available at Harold’s, The Andalusia Star-News, and Young’s the Florist in Opp.