JBU Presents ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

Mille, played by junior music education major Rebecca Rollene, attempts to prepare the brothers for the upcoming dance in hopes that they will find brides.

Mille, played by junior music education major Rebecca Rollene, attempts to prepare the brothers for the upcoming dance in hopes that they will find brides.

Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 21, 2010) — The John Brown University Music Department is bringing the classic musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” to JBU’s brand new venue, the Berry Performing Arts Center, for four performances, Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13.

Director, Donna Rollene, said she is excited to present this production on the full-sized stage in the BPAC.

“We hope to present an evening of pure entertainment,” said Rollene. “The fun that we’ve been having in rehearsals and the hard work that has gone into the production will be obvious to the audience.”

The musical, adapted for stage by David Landlay and Lawrence Kasha, is based on the 1954 Oscar-award winning movie by the same title. The story begins with Adam Pontipee (played by senior music major Jesse Einfalt), in the 1850 wilderness and his search for a bride. After he finds a suitable wife and marries her a few hours later, Millie (played by junior music education major Rebecca Rollene) returns with him to the remote homestead where she discovers what Adam was hiding. She quickly realizes the need to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage to Adam. The plan backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for students. Reservations may be made by calling 479-524-7382.

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Mille, played by junior music education major Rebecca Rollene, attempts to prepare the brothers for the upcoming dance in hopes that they will find brides.

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Mille, played by junior music education major Rebecca Rollene, attempts to prepare the brothers for the upcoming dance in hopes that they will find brides.