Scera shares ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ musical performance during Education Week

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Scera Shell performers stage "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." (Mark A. Philbrick)
Scera Shell performers stage “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” (Mark A. Philbrick)

The SCERA Center for the Arts is bringing the popular musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” to BYU during Education Week.

The performance is the last of a three-part summer production series, available on campus every night during Education Week.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is a classic musical based on the film that was set in the 1850s in the Oregon wilderness. The old western musical is about a bride, Millie, who finds herself in a dilemma when she marries Adam, a handsome mountain dweller.

She returns to his home only to find that she won’t be cooking and cleaning for one, but for all of his six grown brothers as well. In order to save her own marriage Millie attempts to civilize the men and play matchmaker with six of her town girlfriends.

“The audience can expect a funny, high-energy show with lots of great dancing. ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ is a classic that never gets old,” said April Berlin, the SCERA operations manager over marketing and development.

Berlin said the musical is a humorous romance filled with singing and dancing ensembles.

“It’s a really light musical; it’s really fun. Our choreographer has put together some captivating dance numbers,” said Mark Buffington, who plays Adam in the musical.

Some cast members are BYU students or alumni and are eager to grace the stage during Education Week, which draws nearly 20,000 people to BYU campus each year.

“It is a very special time on BYU campus. I know that there are a few of our cast members that have graduated from BYU that are super excited to return and be able to do one more show,” Buffington said.

The production will be performed Tuesday–Friday in the Harris Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are on sale now at the BYU ticket office. Registration for Education Week is not required to attend these performances.

However, for the ticket purchases for these performances during Education Week, call 801-422-2981 or visit online at byutickets.com. Additional performances will run through Aug. 16 at the SCERA Shell Outdoor theater in Orem. For ticket purchases, call 801-225-ARTS or visit online at SCERA.org.

“It’s an honor to be part of Education Week, and we hope the magic of live theatre adds to and complements the uplifting experience of those attending,” Berlin said.

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