Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is Coming to Salem

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Actors rehearse for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Photo: Ed Helmick

When was the last time you had a rip-roaring, foot-stomping good time? If it’s been a while, I can offer you one. Salem Community Theater will be performing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and the cast is rehearsing right now for the show that starts July 25 and plays every day except Sunday through August 1. The performances take place at Salem Hills High School, 150 Skylark Blvd., Salem, Utah. Regular performances begin at 7 p.m. and there is a Saturday Matinee at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10, or through Salem City for $8 (www.salemcity.org/young-perfomers.htm). Discount tickets will be offered for groups of 8 or more, senior citizens and all military ($1 more at the door.)

The story is set in Oregon in 1850 and tells the story of seven backwoodsmen led by their pompous, determined older brother Adam. He meets the beautiful Milly and marries her the same day. Milly immediately sets to work taming her new brothers so they can take brides of their own. However, her plan doesn’t work resulting in chaos and with high energy dancing and wonderful songs like “Goin’ Courtin,’” “Sobbin; Women.” And “Wonderful, Wonderful Day.”    

The cast includes Chris Spendlove and Gordon McKay as Adam Pontipee with Jory Bourne and Hannah Spencer as Milly. The Pontipee brothers are played by Daniel Bradley, Mark Crowder, Matthew Mason, Marcus Williams, Kai Hansen, and Brendon Hanks.  For more information on Salem Community Theater visit their Facebook, or email them at[email protected].