Theater Review: Another revival from the ’40s—Brigadoon at Marriott

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The Marriott Theatre at Lincolnshire continues to give their audiences what they want—musicals from their past. Lerner and Lowe’s Brigadoon, staged on Broadway in the 1940s, is based on a German short story, “Germelshausen.” With a war raging, the collaborators decided to change the setting to Scotland. The songs written 60 years ago still have a familiar ring: “I’ll Go Home With Bonnie Jean,” “Almost Like Being in Love” and “Come to Me, Bend to Me” are the music we heard as teen-agers.

Marriott’s quality is unequaled. Music, sets, costumes and a professional cast give the northern suburbs a taste of Broadway. The current production runs through July 3. The performance schedule includes Wednesdays at 1 and 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 1 and 5 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at (847) 634-0200 or online at

Tickets are $42, and some discounts are available to seniors and students. Dinner and Theatre specials are available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

From the May 25-31, 2005, issue

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