Queen Anne’s County High School Presents “The Music Man”

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Performing Arts Students are proud to present Meredith Willson’s The Music Man opening on March 2nd at 7:30 pm, at QAC High School’s John F. Andrews Performing Arts Center.

The Music Man classic story features con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer and sells musical instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In River City, Iowa, prim librarian and piano teacher Marian Paroo sees through him, but when Hill helps her younger brother overcome his fear of social interactions due to his lisp, Marian begins to fall in love with Harold. Harold, in turn falling for Marian, risks being caught to win her affection.

In this hilarious production of quick dialog, entertaining and catchy music and dancing numbers, Queen Anne’s County talent shines. Staged and directed by English and Drama teacher Kelsy Long, vocal direction by Robbin Twilley and choreography by Kristen Tyler, the production features two casts (Green and Gold) each performing two shows. The Green cast features Ely Vance as Harold Hill, Mikayla Cowan as Marion Paroo, Joe Stack as Mayor Shinn, Jamie Armstrong as Eulalie Shinn, and 4th grader Josh Hansen as Winthrop. The Gold cast includes Devin King as Harold Hill, Gabby Caligiuri as Marion, Jesse Lynn as the Mayor, Carter Clabaugh as Eulalie, and 3rd grader, Cullen Williams as Winthrop. Both casts include dozens of talented students who bring the story to life and are accompanied by Queen Anne’s County High School’s award winning band students in the Pit Orchestra, led by Director Eric Wright.

Along with an entertaining evening of music and dancing, intermission will feature a variety of gifts, baked goods, and snacks, “Fudge Puppies” and giveaways by the Commerce Street Creamery, and flowers and messages. All proceeds will benefit the Theatre Department and International Thespian Society student activities.

The talented cast and crew invites the community to join them with the Green Cast on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday ,March 10th for the 7:30 shows. The Gold cast plays on Saturday March 3rd at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 11th for a 3:00 pm matinee. Tickets are $8 for students (show ID), $10 for adults and for fans who don’t want to miss a show, “Frequent Fan” passes will be sold on opening night for $30 and include a ticket for all four shows.

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