Greensboro College Theatre Presents "The Robber Bridegroom" Feb. 18-22

"Greensboro College Theatre presents the musical "The Robber Bridegroom," Feb. 18-22 in the Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center in Odell Building on campus.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, through Saturday, Feb. 21, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Feb. 22.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. To reserve tickets, call 336-272-7102, ext. 5242, or email

"The Robber Bridegroom"'s book and lyrics were written by Alfred Uhury, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Driving Miss Daisy," and were based on a 1942 novella by Eudora Welty. Music is by Robert Waldman.

Since opening on Broadway in 1975, this rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale has gone on to become a regional favorite. As Broadway historian Peter Filichia puts it, "This is a favorite show of many people who hate musicals, because it eschews the more obvious conventions and has no trouble being its unpretentious self."

Between its two Broadway productions, the show launched the careers of Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone and Barry Bostwick (who won that season's Tony for Leading Actor in a Musical).

Set in eighteenth-century Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry, however, thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund's demise, her pea-brained henchman, and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have a rollicking country romp.

The music is one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical.  With its distinct sound, colorful cast, and unique form of storytelling, "The Robber Bridegroom" is a hidden gem!

Greensboro College's Department of Theatre seeks to provide a strong foundation in theatre while allowing the student to emphasize in a particular area such as directing, acting, or arts administration.

The coursework is integrated with the production work to provide a better understanding of the many facets of the theatre. Required participation on stage or backstage on all theatre productions allows the techniques and theories that are examined in the classroom and the laboratory to be tested in a performance setting.

For more information about the program, contact David Schram, Jefferson Pilot Professor of Theatre and founding dean of the School of the Arts, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5243, or email

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,150 students from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 10 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- A Press Release

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