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July 25, 2014

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"Brigadoon" only appears once every 100 years - this weekend's your chance to see it!

"Brigadoon" cast

Riley Creek Singers, Pandora, will present four performances of "Brigadoon" at the Pandora-Gilboa School auditeria beginning Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. Other shows are Saturday, Aug, 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 2 and 7 p.m.
The goal of Riley Creek Singers is to promote the musical arts in the Pandora-Bluffton area. The group was organized in 1996 and this year is presenting the 9th bi-yearly production.

The stage director is Kevin Augsburger. Brian Timpe is the music director and Cathy Stratford serves as rehearsal and performance pianist. The show is choreographed by Brian Rodabaugh.
Tickets for all performances are available at Riley Creek Pharmacy in Pandora or at the door one hour before each performance. All tickets are $12.
Cast photo
Left to right: Tyler Badertscher as Charlie, Emily Dillon as Jean, Deb Oberhaus as Fiona, Jim Oberhaus as Tommy, Jessica Liska as Meg, Tony Schwab as Jeff, William Bibler as Harry, Gene Augsburger as Andrew MacLaren, William Bibler as Harry Beaton, Matt Burwell as Archie Beaton.
Story line
"Brigadoon" is the story of two American tourists, Tommy Albright (Jim Oberhaus) and Jeff Douglas (Tony Schwab), who discover a quaint and beautiful village in Scotland named Brigadoon.
Strangely, the village is not on any map, and soon Tommy and Jeff find out why. Brigadoon is an enchanted place. It appears once every 100 years for one day, then disappears back into the mists of time to wake up to its next day a century later.
This just happens to be the day in Brigadoon that Charlie Dalrymple (Tyler Badertscher) is getting married to Jean MacLaren (Emily Dillon). Meg Brocke (Jessica Liska), a town "socialite," tries to woo Jeff and Tommy falls in love with Fiona (Deb Oberhaus), a girl of the village.
Soon he realizes that she can never be part of his life back in America. Tommy comes to realize that he is not in love with Jane (Meri Skilliter), the woman he is engaged to back in New York. Can Tommy risk giving up his life and friends to be with Fiona forever in Brigadoon?