OPSU Students Help Make “Seven Brides” a Big Hit
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 09-27-2006
by Scott Puryear
Goodwell, OK - One of the most famous motion picture musicals of all time is “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” The Guymon Community Theater (GCT) presented their version last weekend and the five performances were greatly enjoyed by large audiences each night.
As with nearly all GCT presentations, Oklahoma Panhandle State University was well represented, this time by several students who played key roles in making the show a rousing success.
The plot of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” begins with Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, as he goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day and they return to his backwoods home. Only then does Milly discover he has six brothers — all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the rowdy and uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. All of the brothers eventually get their brides amid several tender moments, several hilarious plot twists, great singing and dancing, and even some very convincing action scenes.
OPSU students taking part in the production as actors were Kristine Beddingfield (Milly), Evan Dye (Daniel), Tanner Manning (Ephraim), Audrey Brooks (Dorcus), Lisa Schmitt (Ruth), Mallory Turlington (Martha), and Tyler Puryear (Matt). OPSU students helping out behind the scenes included Jennifer McCulloch and Lucinda Ray.
The Guymon Community Theater has been presenting successful performances to the Panhandle region since 1979. A large portion of that success is due to the efforts of students, staff members and the faculty of Oklahoma Panhandle State University.