About 30 actors and 40 crew members are preparing for the show. Theater director Robin Christopher said she chose the musical because she always loved “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” especially the dance sequence, which is seven minutes. “The dancing is incredible,” she said.
With all the dance sequences (and a fight), the show is a difficult one to begin with, but it’s especially challenging after missing so much rehearsal time to snow days. All members of the cast and crew have been working hard to make up for lost time.
Junior Zachary Rohrbaugh, who plays one of the seven brothers, said, “We’ve missed a lot of music rehearsals, and we’re getting to the point where we’re learning choreography without really knowing the music. The choreography is very intensive with lots of lifts and fast, physical dancing. But I feel that we can still piece everything together.”
Tickets will be available one hour prior to each performance. They are $7 for adults and $5 for students.
On March 20 is the Broadway Dinner Show, held in Geneva High School’s cafeteria. Those who attend will receive a four-course meal catered by Mary’s Diner, with a choice of almond butter chicken or lemon-basil pasta with tomatoes, spinach, feta and baby shrimp for an entree. Doors open at 6 p.m, and the dinner starts at 6:30. After dinner, Women’s Chorale, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, Geneva’s Image and other soloists and groups will perform Broadway songs. Tickets will be available starting Feb. 24 for $25, and anyone interesting in purchasing a ticket can contact choir director Michelle Mather at (440) 466-4831 ext. 4614, or her email: michelle.mather @neomin.org.