Sean Pflueger
 Bass-Baritone & Composer

Subtitle

Music by Sean Pflueger  and Libretto by Laura Wehrmeyer Fuentes

Brides and Mothers

Music by Sean Pflueger

Libretto by Laura Wehrmeyer Fuentes

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Synopsis


Two brides show their mothers the dresses they’ve chosen for their weddings, revealing priorities that clash with their respective mothers’ values. Mother 1 objects to the extravagance of Bride 1’s wedding plans, and fears that she is missing the point of marriage, while Bride 1 is hurt that her mother is trying to quash her celebration. Mother 2 objects to the simplicity of Bride 2’s choice, fearing that she will be overshadowed by the woman she is marrying, and encourages her to embrace a more feminine, flamboyant approach. Each mother-daughter pair quarrels and separates. Mother 1 encounters Bride 2 in the store, and Mother 2 encounters Bride 1. Through their exchanges with each other, each is able to better understand their own mother/daughter relationship, and find some resolution.


Scene:   A bridal shop. Modern day.


Cast of Characters

Character Name
 Description
 Voice Type
Bride 1
Excited to host the event of a lifetime, with all the pictures to prove it.
Soprano
Mother 1
Down-to-earth and practical. Doesn’t understand why her daughter needs to make such a fuss over herself.
Mezzo
Bride 2
Modest and understated. Marrying her girlfriend, very much in love.
Mezzo
Mother 2
Image-conscious and hyper-feminine. Has always envisioned a traditional wedding with her daughter as the center of attention.
Soprano

For Performance Rights or for a Perusal Score

Brides and Mothers is a great show for a scenes program or double bill. There are 4 roles for women, 2 sopranos and 2 mezzos There is a piano score and an arrangement for piano and violin, cello, flute and Bb clarinet. The show is about 25 minutes long.

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