TJCA performs Music Man

Published 4:16 pm Tuesday, January 26, 2010

On January 28, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy will present Music Man, a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, in the Leitner Auditorium.

The musical tells the story of con man Harold Hill, who arrives in River City, Iowa to pose as a boys band organizer and leader who sells band instruments and uniforms to nave townsfolk before leaving town with the cash. Marian, the librarian, sees through him, but when Hill helps her younger brother, Marian begins to fall in love with him; Hill, in turn, falls for Marian, learns a lesson in moral responsibility from her, and stays to fulfill his promise.

Featured cast members include: Hank Nelson and Tij DOyen as Harold Hill, Emily Mellnick and Callan Dwan as Marian, Nathaniel Devon as Marcellus, Zack Trammel and Tyler Graeper as Mayor Shinn, Olivia Nelson and Haley Besson as Eulalie Shinn, Rosemary Richards as Mrs. Paroo, Aren Besson as Tommy Djilas, Stephanie Waterson as Zaneeta Shinn, Jakob Jau and Bailey Graeper as Winthrop Paroo, Hayden McBrayer as Amaryllis, and Olivia Condrey, Raven Greene, Becca Daigle, Gigi Boudreau, and Megan Watson as the Pickalittle Ladies.

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The show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and has also been made into films. Musical numbers include 76 Trombones, Wells Fargo Wagon, Till There Was You and Gary, Indiana.

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