The Mountain Times

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BRAM salutes Valentine's Day with love, dessert— And a wedding!

Linda Dunworth, Sara Norcross, Aprille Moore and Linda Burns preform a rather sardonic musical number from Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me Kate' called "I Hate Men."  The ladies helped entertain a full house at the Black River Academy Museum (BRAM) this past Saturday as they, along with other members of the cast, supplied appropriate musical numbers to salute Valentine's Day.

The rest of the evening reflected more romantic numbers such as Secret Love, Love Me Tender, When I Fall in Love, Old Devil Moon, and ending with Get Me to the Church in Time.

The latter was very significant in that, following the musical examination of the statuses of love, an actual wedding did take place. Cast members Linda Burns and Mike Muller were married in the BRAM auditorium by fellow cast member, and Justice of the Peace, Molly Ferris.

Following the musical performance, which was directed by Stephanie Rowe, and the wedding, everyone then enjoyed Valentine desserts prepared by area chefs.  They included the Combes Family Inn, Sharon Combes-Farr, Beth Graves-Lombard, David Hoeh, Lisa Schmidt, Georgia Brehm, Linda Tucker and Beth Burlamachi.

The cast for the musical cabaret included: Stephanie Rowe - director, Mary Faenza, Bailey Matteson, Aprille Moore, Mike Wooton, Sara Norcross, Mike Muller, Linda Dunworth, Linda Burns, Paul Faenza, Molly Ferris, and Accompanist, Lucinda Wooton on piano and Ken Norcross on guitar.

Tagged: BRAM, Ludlow, valentine's day