April 6, 2016
By Dr. Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor
New York, NY – The Robber Bridegroom is a revised prosecution based upon the 1975 Broadway musical. The Bluegrass score is delightful and brings joy to all.
This is a fun musical starring Steven Pasquale who plays a robin hood type character (Jamie Lockhart) who is a gentleman by day and highway robber by night. He falls in love with a wealthy planers daughter Rosamund (played by Ahna O’Rielly). The nemesis is Rosamuand’s step mother Salome played masterfully by Leslie Kritzer. To add to the delightful story line are two brothers who add twangy slapstick to the show. They are Little Harp (Andrewe Durand) and Big harp (Even Harrington).
The creative team consists of Alex Timbers (Director), Alfred Ury ( Book and Lyrics) and Robert Waldman (Music). Each one of the creative team members enable to bring to life a tall tale centered in the backwoods of Mississippi . The music provides a rollicking and fun time in the theater. The show opens up with a foot stomping “Once upon the Natchez Trace” which introduces the character including one with a talking head in the box. The energetic music is performed on stage by a wonderful Bluegrass band. The comedy is enriched through mistaken identities and double entendre
If you want an enjoyable 90 minutes in the theater this is the show for you.