Street Theater will present The Bridges of Madison County, The Musical, on
May 24, 25, 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Sunday performances are at 3 p.m.,
all other performances at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.
self-discovery, summertime secrets and lust abound in this stage adaptation
based on the novel by Robert James Waller, book by Marsha Norman, music and
lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.
When Robert, a
ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer, shows up in the driveway
of Italian beauty Francescaís home to ask for directions, sparks immediately
fly. Francesca, a dutiful wife and mother, suddenly finds herself
questioning her past as she contemplates the possibility of a bright new
future. Her family has gone to the Iowa State Fair, leaving her to enjoy
some much needed alone time. But Robertís appearance has Francesca
daydreaming about anything but being alone. When she closes her eyes, she
sees Robert. Until now, her heart has only belonged to her husband and their
children. Her husband, a former American serviceman, rescued her from
Naples, the most bombed city in Italy. Does she still owe him loyalty for
providing her an escape route from the death and destruction, never to
return? Or, is it time for Francesca to rediscover herself, in ways she
could have only imagined just a few short days ago? And what about Robert?
Until now, he had been comfortable living a nomadic life, looking at the
world through his camera lens. Is it time to remove the camera lens cover
that seemed to always separate him from becoming a part of the world around
The music will
delight as it draws the audience into the deceptively simple story of Robert
and Francesca. There is a very bluesy feel to it, exciting the soul and
senses. The big talent at this little theater never disappoints. Also
bountiful at 4th Street Theater is the incredible sense of camaraderie.
Hering, is excited to bring this musical piece to the stage of 4th Street
Theater and a cast both talented and dedicated. Cast members include: Scott
Hayes of Monee, IL as Bud; Bob Penney of Valparaiso as Charlie; Kristi
Peterson of Chesterton as Marian/Chiara; Michael Ruff of Chesterton as
Michael; Holly Schroeder of LaPorte as Marge; Scott Sowinski of Flossmoor,
IL as Robert; Georgina Tyderek of Hammond as Carolyn; and Sheree Wheeler-Gudeman
of Kouts as Francesca.
members include Laura Blythe of Porter, Tim Slatton of Michigan City, Kendra
Vanderstar of LaPorte, and Christopher Woods of Burns Harbor.
Music director is
Jeff Otto, vocal director is Linda Pauli, production supervisor/stage
manager is Jude Tanter.
Call to reserve
www.4thstreetncca.org or order tickets online at brownpapertickets.com