The Bridges of Madison County

August 4 - September 2, 2018
Composer and Lyricist
Jason Robert Brown
Marsha Norman
Based on the Novel By
Robert James Waller
Director and Choreographer
Kurt Boehm
Music Director
Elisa Rosman

An acclaimed musical based on the best-selling novel, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY was developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five YearsParadeSongs for a New World) and Marsha Norman.

A sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross, this 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Score and Orchestrations captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland and the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if…?”

Sponsored by
Alison & Bernie Sheahan, Kathie Quinn, Kirk McCoy, Janice Crawford, Rick Kellogg, Jennifer Oehme, Cope Financial PR Inc.

Washington Post Review

Bridges can be ravishing, and the ace in this staging is Susan Derry, whose operatic soprano is exactly right for Francesca, the Italian war bride pining away in 1965 Iowa after 20 years of marriage.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review

“The Keegan Theatre’s production of this swirling musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman is an aching exploration of the lives we lead, the loves we chose, and the bridges we cross.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“From Kurt Boehm’s direction and nuanced yet sure performances of the leads to Michael Innocenti’s evocative gorgeous lighting and Patrick Lord’s projections, Keegan Theatre’s The Bridges of Madison County injects spine and humor into a sentimental journey and brings the heartland to life.”

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MD Theatre Guide Review

“One thing leaps out right away at the Keegan Theatre’s production of “Bridges of Madison County”—this is one of the most gorgeously sung shows of the season.”

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Broadway World Review

“DC’s Keegan Theatre’s venue is way more intimate than a Broadway theatre is so it is the perfect venue to let the score and the characters take wing under Kurt Boehm’s expert and well-paced direction.”

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Francesca Susan Derry*
Robert Dan Felton
Bud Chad Wheeler
Marian MaryKate Brouillet
Marge Kathy Fuller
Charlie Paul Tonden
Michael Carson Collins
Carolyn Lily Warner

Dance Captain / State Fair Singer / Ensemble MK Sagastume
Ginny / Ensemble Abby Middleton
Bob / Ensemble Chris Gillespie
Paolo / Ensemble Rj Pavel

Understudies MK Sagastume (Marian, Marge), Abby Middleton (Francesca, Carolyn), Chris Gillespie (Bud, Charlie), Rj Pavel (Michael), Kaylen Morgan (Robert)

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

Production Team

Director and Choreographer Kurt Boehm
Music Director Elisa Rosman
Assistant Director Megan Thrift
Stage Manager Aria Velz
Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan
Costume Designer Alison Samantha Johnson
Sound Designer and Engineer Dan Deiter
Lighting Designer Michael Innocenti
Projection Designer Patrick Lord
Properties and Set Dressing Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs

Pit Orchestra

Piano / Conductor Elisa Rosman
Percussion (alternating) Alex Aucoin, Kevin Uleck
Bass Jonas Creason
Guitar 1 Rick Peralta
Guitar 2 Steve Przybylski
Violin 1 / Featured Fiddler Matthew Gordon
Violin 2 Audrey Chang
Viola (alternating) Meagan Frame, Kelley Williams
Cello (alternating) Katie Chambers, Carol Anne Bosco