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Texas A&M Presents ‘The Bridges of Madison County’

COMMERCE, TX—The Texas A&M University-Commerce Opera Ensemble is thrilled to announce its upcoming musical production of The Bridges of Madison County. This theatrical experience promises to captivate audiences with its lush music and heartfelt drama.

This compelling production takes the stage at Finney Concert Hall in the Music Building from January 25, 2024, to January 28, 2024. You can purchase tickets 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 fate 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-American housewife, 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 gets swept away by the magnetic chemistry between the protagonists.

Leanne Scaggs is the director of the Bridges of Madison County, 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 through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). MTI also supplies all authorized performance materials. This production is licensed by Music Theatre International.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit