Music directed by Mary Reynolds ’21 (Tufts) and Colton Carter (’21)
Produced by Clarissa Briasco-Stewart ’24, Will Evans ’21, and Ben Topa ’21
Watch the performance here!
Assistant Music Directors
Video Titles & Credits
Program & Poster Design
About the Show
All of the Baronets of Ruddigore are under a terrible curse enacted by a witch long ago–each of the successive Baronets must commit some kind of crime every single day, or else die in agony. Robin Oakapple has been living as a farmer for years, working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud for her hand, but he is hiding a secret–he is actually Sir Ruthven, the Baronet of Ruddigore, and has been hiding in disguise while his younger brother Despard assumed the title–and the curse. Betrayed by his foster-brother Richard, Robin is discovered and must take on the responsibility of committing a crime every day in order to appease the curse–and the ghosts of all his ancestors past, who are none too happy with his law-abiding behavior. Robin must somehow find a way to lead the honest life he loves–but how?
For Ruddigore; or, The Witch’s Curse, 14 songs from the show were recorded remotely and edited into audio-visual entertainment. The performance consisted of a webinar livestream of all 14 songs, followed by a Q&A with members of our cast and staff.