Department of Music Opera Production: Bridges of Madison County

Love is Always Better on Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County Musical Takes Center Stage at Texas A&M University-Commerce

A Musical Drama that Promises to Sweep Commerce Off Its Feet

Commerce, TX — January 10, 2024 — Texas A&M University-Commerce Opera Ensemble is thrilled to announce their upcoming musical production of The Bridges of Madison County, a theatrical experience that promises to captivate audiences with its lush music and heartfelt drama. This compelling production is set to take the stage at Finney Concert Hall in the Music Building from January 25, 2024 to January 28, 2024. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 (general admission) and $10 (students). Alternatively, pre-order online to enjoy a $5 discount per ticket.

Experience the emotional journey of The Bridges of Madison County, a spellbinding masterpiece that intricately blends love, passion, and the serendipity of fleeting moments. Adapted from Robert James Waller's bestselling novel with a book by Marsha Norman, this musical depicts the poignant story of Francesca, an Italian war bride, and National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid. The evocative musical score by Jason Robert Brown features heart-wrenching melodies that resonate in the soul. As the forbidden love story unfolds, the audience is swept away by the magnetic chemistry between the protagonists.

The Bridges of Madison County is directed by Leanne Scaggs, music directed by Laura Maxwell, and boasts a brilliant cast, including:

  • Analyse Melendez of Garland as Francesca,
  • Paul Beaty of Duncanville as Robert,
  • Drew Watson of Allen as Bud,
  • Campbell Green of Anna as Carolyn,
  • Josiah de Rueda of Brenham as Michael,
  • Emalyn Nicholson of Palestine as Marge,
  • Julio Villeda of Balch Springs as Charlie,
  • Kristin Wood of The Colony as Marian,
  • Sabrina Martinez of Mesquite as the State Fair Singer,
  • Ensemble members Aries Austin, Alijah Bass, Juni Gomez, and Rebekah Lambe


Venue: Music Building, Finney Concert Hall, 1614 State Highway 24, Commerce, TX

– Evening Performances: January 25-27, 2024, 7:30 pm
– Matinee Performance: January 28, 2024, 3:00 pm

The Bridges of Madison County is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. This production is licensed by Music Theatre International.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the ticketing website.

Friday, April 5 at 7:30pm

More dates through April 7, 2024

Saturday, April 6 at 7:30pm

Sunday, April 7 at 3:00pm

Music Building, Finney Concert Hall
1614 State Highway 24, Commerce, TX 75428

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Arts and Culture, Concerts & Musical Performances


Events for Students, Events for Faculty & Staff, Events for Alumni, Events for General Public, Events for Prospective Students






General Admission Tickets: $20, Student Ttickets: $10

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Leanne Scaggs

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