The Bridges of Madison County runs for three more weekends! Check out this sneak preview developed by GAP Apprentice and Bridges swing Jamie Pasquinelli and get your tickets today!Buy Tickets
Everyone needs a little bit of escape, especially from the hustle and bustle of Autumn activities and a new school year. Now, you have the opportunity to bring your group to our Fall production of The Bridges of Madison County. Running from September 22 – October 14, there are many benefits to getting a group of your favorite gal pals together to see this romantic, lush musical about love and loss. It’s really simple: pick the date you want to attend (any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening performance of the run), get a group of friends together and purchase your tickets in one transaction, and then get the VIP treatment once you get here. Enjoy wine, cheese, and dessert in a private room with your group at intermission… the perfect way to unwind from daily stresses. Group experiences are fully customizable, so get started today by filling out the form below!
If you haven’t already decided which performance of Lysistrata Jones to attend, you should definitely consider this Friday, August 4th— opening night! We’re giving you four simple reasons to make Red Branch your theatre destination this Friday.
- Opening Night Reception
Join the cast and crew in the rehearsal studio following the performance for a champagne toast and celebration courtesy of our restaurant partners at The Iron Bridge Wine Co.
- Dining Vouchers
Speaking of Iron Bridge, your ticket to the show entitles you to a FREE dining certificate from The Iron Bridge Wine Company. That’s right– your ticket essentially pays for itself. The only catch? You’ve got to come to the show to claim it. Get yours on Friday and use it for dinner on Saturday!
- Another Area Premiere
Like Heathers last summer, Lysistrata Jones is only the most recent in a long history of area premieres at Red Branch Theatre Company (in fact, this whole season is full of area premieres). If you weren’t lucky enough to catch Lysistrata Jones on Broadway, you’ll be the first in the area to see it on opening night.
- High-Flying Adventure
Beat the heat by coming inside and joinng us for some high-octane summer fun. We keep the drama onstage at Red Branch, and this musical comedy is the perfect antidote for any blues you might be experiencing outside of the theatre– for a price that can’t be beat!
What are you waiting for? Opening night tickets are going quickly. Get yours while you still can!
We’re counting down to the opening of Lysistrata Jones by getting to know some of the folks behind-the-scenes and on stage. Choreographer Brandon Glass sat down and shared a couple of things about his process and background the other day. Let’s hear what he has to say….
….About his Approach to Choreography and this Project
“When I was approached to choreograph for this production I agreed and was driven to not make it a cheesy/typical ‘play about cheerleaders.’ Dancers and cheerleaders are athletes, so I pushed this cast to execute quality moves and dance numbers that you would see at competitions, or showcases for dance. My process included a semi-intense, but very short work-out segment to push them physically and mentally to new limits. I also encourage team work-outs because they all struggle together. A sense of unity and chemistry will always help a group to find common ground and realize that they all endure the same hurdles to reach their final goal, so why not encourage each other along the way.”
…About his Background
“I was born in Germany, and moved around a lot as a military child. I didn’t grow up in a studio dancing. I wasn’t at recitals every week, or showcases every month. My first class wasn’t until I was about 18. From there I started actually studying the different genres of dance and trying them out myself. I’m very musically inclined playing trumpet, drums and piano, and occasionally I like to ice skate. At the same time, I play my fair share of sports; basketball, soccer, diving, backyard baseball. I was always involved in a lot and wanted a taste of everything, it takes a lot of work to accomplish that, but there’s so much to learn along the way that at the end of it all, it is SO worth the work.”
Brandon is no stranger to Red Branch, having served as choreographer for last summer’s smash production of Heathers the Musical. Come see his latest work on stage from August 4-26 in Lysistrata Jones!
Did you know that Red Branch Theatre Company is presenting the first production of Mad Libs Live after its Off-Broadway run at New World Stages? Since this musical is undoubtedly new to you, we’ve assembled a primer to help you get acquainted with all things Mad Libs Live before you visit the show, which runs now through April 8th in Columbia, MD.
- Adjective: It modifies a noun. Like “silly, happy clown.” Words that you write on the green slips of paper to be pulled out from the green pail during the show.
- Adult Performances: All Saturday 8 pm performances and Thursday 7:30 pm performances will allow for “no-holds-barred” word submission. Bring some grownups and submit some grownup words. Our teen superstars will say [just about] anything to complete their songs and scenes at these performances only. Not appropriate for audience members under the age of 17.
- Adverb: It modifies an adjective or verb like “quickly choose” or “we’re extremely bright.” Words that you write on the pink slips of paper to be pulled out of the pink pail during the show.
- Family-Friendly Performances: All Saturday 2 pm performances and Sunday 3 pm performances are geared towards family audiences. These are the best shows for your youngest theatregoers to enjoy. Additionally, all Friday performances will be suitable for all ages.
- Mad Lib: a phrasal template word game where one player prompts others for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story before reading the [often comical or nonsensical] story aloud. The game is frequently played as a party game or a pastime. It was invented in the United States, and more than 110 million copies of the books have been sold since the series was first published in 1958.
- Noun: a person, place, or thing. Like “doctor,” “zoo,” or “string.” Words that you write on the yellow slips of paper to be pulled out from the yellow pail during the show.
- Parents’ Night Out PJ Party: One of our most popular offerings. Drop the kids off from 7-11 pm at the theatre on March 24th or 31st. They will be supervised by Drama Learning Center staff during the show and then engaged in fun activities afterwards. Parents get a night to themselves and kids get a night of theatre fun with friends. It’s a win-win situation!
- Sloppy Saturday: Saturday 8 pm performances will begin with pre-show adult beverages in the lobby at 7:30 pm. Bring a government-issued ID proving you’re of legal age and few dollars to make a donation.
- Thirsty Thursday: See “Sloppy Saturday.” Thirsty Thursday pre-show happy hours will be held starting at 6:30 pm on March 30th and April 6th next door in our rehearsal studio. Same rules as “Sloppy Saturday” apply here.
- Verb: an action being done. Like “sleep,” or “jump,” or “run.” Words that you write on the blue slips of paper to be pulled out from the blue pail during the show.