Department of THEATRE and DANCE
Los Angeles Valley College 5800 Fulton Ave. Valley Glen, CA 91401
THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
Photo by Jess Hunter
An irreverent, jubilant musical comedy based on the short story by Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom is the Southern-fried Robin Hood tale of Jamie Lockhart, a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who’s a gentleman by day and bandit by night. When he falls for Rosamund, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world is turned upside down. Throw in an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund's demise, her pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have a rollicking, foot-stomping country romp.
This rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale has a book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy. The score, by Robert Waldman, is one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical. Since opening on Broadway in 1975, The Robber Bridegroom has gone on to become a regional favorite and was recently seen in an acclaimed off-Broadway revival.