Cast Set for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 5/6-8

posted Apr 20, 2016, 5:01 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Apr 26, 2016, 4:02 PM ]
Bartlesville High School presents the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers May 6th-8th, 2016.

Performances are May 6th and 7th at 7pm and May 8th at 3 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults/$7 for BPSD students and staff. Tickets on sale on May 3rd and 5th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bartlesville High School Fine Arts Center, entrance off 18th street and available at the door. For more info, call 918-336-3311 x5088.

The musical, based on the classic 1954 MGM film, takes place in the Oregon wilderness in 1850. Spencer Hayes plays Adam, a frontiersman who journeys into town to find a wife. He quickly convinces Milly, played by Katie McCollum, to be his bride, not mentioning his cabin also houses his six rowdy brothers. Adam’s brothers are Gideon (played by William Kampa), Benjamin (Josh Higgs), Caleb (Nathan Coordsen), Frank (Cody Petersen), Daniel (Matthew Coordsen), and Ephraim (Garrett Lee). Milly attempts to civilize and marry off her brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage. The brothers soon fall for six women from a neighboring town: Alice (Josie Zepeda), Dorcas (Mikah Hansen), Ruth (Emily Leupp), Sarah (Melody Brown Clark), Liza (Paige Cleveland), and Martha (Anneke Borg). However, the brothers must compete with the town’s suitors, played by Lane Cabler, Chris Harris, Daylin Gray, John Martinez, Luke Feeler, and Riggs Gorman. Calamity ensues when the brothers resort to kidnapping the women to be their brides.

Other memorable characters in the cast include Mrs. Hoallum (Rachel Souter), Mr. Hoallum (Kody Williams), Mrs. Sanders (Nicole Workman), Mr. Sanders (Sebastian Brim), and the Preacher (Micheael Boughman). Rounding out the cast are the townspeople: Olivia Wilt, Emily Tisdale, Ashley Shehi, Brett Pellegrino, Sydney Walker, Brooke Marshall, Brigette Bulleigh, Heba Shanwar, Hannah Davidson, Matt Yearout, and Lukas Byfield. Olivia Orr is serving as Stage Manager for the production.

The musical will also include live orchestration by area musicians. Student members of the orchestra include Ben Grief (Trombone), Kyleen Villines (Horn), Jaden Adkins (Bassoon/Clarinet), Gary Hoover (Trumpet), Akseli DeBlieck (Violin), Cortney Brendal (Violin), Markus Klawun (Violin), Noah Eiden (Viola). Adult members of the orchestra are Jared Johnson (Drums), Jordan Heil (Bass), Harry Tonchev (Guitar/Banjo), Micheal Stevens (Piano), Jan Watt (Keyboard), Tom Shannon (Reeds), Alexandria Shapoval (Flute), and Bill Gable (Trumpet).

BHS drama teacher Susan Crabtree is directing “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” with choir director Marjorie Green serving as Music Director. Tamara Walker is Choreographer and Assistant Music Director. Micheal Stevens is Assistant Music Director and Rehearsal Accompanist. BHS junior Katie McCollum is serving as Assistant Choreographer. 

2016 Musical

Below: The Seven Brides (L-R): Melody Brown Clark, Paige Cleveland, Mikah Hansen, Katie McCollum, Emily Leupp, Anneke Borg, Josie Zepeda
The Seven Brides

Below: Cast rehearsal