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A2Z: Brigadoon

Ah yes. Today is our 2nd day of the 2019 A to Z Challenge and for the letter B we present the mythical and magical Brigadoon with music and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
The musical involves two American tourists from NYC who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious and charming Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Of course there's a romance and it's between Tommy, one of the tourists, and Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon who's sister, Jean, is getting married today.

The music has become staples and been recording dozens of times as both cast recordings and part of solo albums. The story has been adapted and filmed for t.v. and film starring the likes of Robert Goulet and Gene Kelly. It most recently was performed in New York (2017) with Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson as Fiona and Tommy.

If I played for you "Almost Like Being In Love" and "Heather on the Hill", the two main love themes from Brigadoon, you'll likely recognize either tune. There's even an album on Amazon with 18 versions of "Almost Like Being in Love"!



Favourite Numbers:

Waiting for my Dearie
The Heather on the Hill
Come To Me, Bend To Me
Almost Like Being in Love
There But For You Go I
From This Day On

Favourite Soundtrack:


1991 Studio Version with Brent Barrett, Judy Kaye and the heavenly Rebecca Luker as Fiona

xo

Comments

  1. Sounds like a nice story - never heard of it, though?

    Happy Tuesday!

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  2. Tamara -- keep your eyes out for the Gene Kelly/Cyd Charisse version on t.v. or your streaming devices. It's a beautiful fantasy fairy tale of sorts.

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  3. This movie sounds so interesting... I'll be looking for it now. Love Gene Kelly.

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  4. I've heard of Brigadoon, but I've never seen it and didn't really know anything about it. Sounds interesting, though. Maybe I'll check it out sometime!

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  5. Jeanne and J.S. - I hope you guys are able to check out the movie or see a production locally! You're sure to enjoy it.

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  6. Sounds like a great story... Will check it out soon

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  7. Brigadoon is one of my most favorite musicals of all time! Love it!

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle
    Literary Gold

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  8. I haven't watched it myself, but I have several older family members who are fans of this. And of Gene Kelly. :)

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  9. I've seen the Gene Kelly version (many years ago on tv). Love anything with Gene Kelly.

    Returning your A-Z visit =)
    AJ Blythe

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  10. Brigadoon, you are teaching me so much! Thanks for visiting me at
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