Maine State Music Theatre Finds Its Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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10 Jul 2014

Heidi Kettenring
Heidi Kettenring

Casting has been announced for the Maine State Music Theatre's upcoming production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which is based on the MGM blockbuster film of the same name and will run July 16-Aug. 2.

Directed and choreographed by Patti Colombo, the cast will be headed by Heidi Kettenring and Jarid Faubel as, respectively, Milly and Adam, who are at the center of this rambunctious musical love story.

They will be joined by Karl Warden (Benjamin), David Girolmo (Mr. Bixby/Mr. Sanders), Alex Larson (Gideon), Samantha Hewes (Sarah), Merrill West (Dorcas), Sarah Marie Jenkins (Alice), Michael R. Clement (Ephraim), Eric Stretch (Caleb), Shanna Heverly (Ruth), Eric Sciotto (Frank), Jessica Lawyer (Liza), Tara Lynn Steele (Martha), J. Morgan White (Daniel), Eric Shorey (Jeb), Edward Andrew Lawrence (Joel), Dylan Cole Passman (Luke), Kevin Nietzel (Nathan), Andrew Winans (Zeke) and Alec Cohen (Matt) as well as ensemble members Rebecca Beck, Liz Kershenbaum, Neil James, Silas Moores, Jennifer Maurer and Zoe Raphael.

This high-energy comedy with a book by Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay, lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Gene de Paul, features such songs as "Bless Your Beautiful Hide," "Love Never Goes Away" and "Wonderful, Wonderful Day."

Set in 1850's Oregon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, according to press notes, "tells the story of Adam and his brothers' pursuit for brides. Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife and convinces a young woman named Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home, only for Milly to discover that all six of Adam's brothers also live in the log cabin. She sets out to reform the ill-mannered siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers' loneliness... kidnap the women they want!"



The creative team also includes assistant director-choreographer Karl Warden, musical director Edward Reichert, scenic designer Charles Kading, costume designer Kurt Alger and lighting designer Dan Efros.

Maine State Music Theatre is located at Pickard Theatre on the Bowdoin College Campus in Brunswick. Ticket prices range from $38 to $63 and are available through the MSMT Box Office at (207) 725-8769 or online at www.msmt.org.