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‘Seven Brides’ Overcomes Problematic Premise With Entertaining Show

August 24th, 2017

In theory, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers has an unflinchingly chauvinistic  premise; Adam Pontiphee decides that he’s going to marry Milly. He proposes right after meeting her. He brings her up to his homestead in the mountains of Oregon in 1850. He neglects to mention that he’s got six other younger brothers, and that she’ll have to cook, clean, and mend clothing for all of them. But he baits her with romance and switches to that. Add to that, his six younger brothers actively kidnap six other young women from town in order to take them as brides. So why does Seven Brides for Seven Brothers... Read More

‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’ Returns To Circa

July 27th, 2017

A beloved movie musical will be given splashy stage treatment when the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse presents the long-awaited return of one of its most popular productions: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS. Based on the classic 1954 film starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell, this Tony-nominated musical romance – running through September 16 – is being performed at the Rock Island dinner theatre for the first time in 16 years! SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS will be staged at Circa ’21 on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m., and Wednesday matinées... Read More