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Experience The Music Man Jr. and Charlotte’s Web, The Musical live on stage

Experience The Music Man Jr. and Charlotte’s Web, The Musical live on stage

Experience The Music Man Jr. and Charlotte’s Web, The Musical live on stage

National Youth Theater (NYT) is proud to present a delightful musical masterpiece with their production of The Music Man Jr. This production is a blend of humor, warmth, romance, and emotion, making The Music Man Jr. a top choice for family entertainment. Since its debut in 1957, Meredith Willson’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy has captivated audiences and stands as a timeless classic that should be enjoyed by all generations.

The story follows the charming yet cunning Harold Hill, a traveling salesman who deceives the residents of River City, Iowa, by selling instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he promises to form – all this despite his lack of musical knowledge. However, his scheme takes an unexpected turn when he falls for Marian, the town librarian, leading to a transformation that culminates in a heartwarming conclusion.

Harold gains insights into moral responsibility and, in a surprising twist, instills a love for music in the town. Join the townspeople of River City in this delightful piece of Americana as they sing memorable tunes like “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Gary, Indiana,” “Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Ya Got Trouble,” and “Till There Was You.”

The presence of Professor Harold Hill, a charming troublemaker, is crucial in averting potential issues in River City. Luke Housos embodies this role, while Holly Ashford beautifully portrays the librarian, Marian Paroo. Completing the family dynamic are Elianna Barosh as Mother Paroo and Brooks Wilson as the brother Winthrop.

Mayor Shinn (Taro Ariz) oversees the administrative tasks, while Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn (Nomi Mucha) tends to the town’s cultural affairs. Marcellus Washburn (Cash Barosh) serves as the professor’s trusted friend. Noteworthy townspeople, including Amaryllis (Saylor Parks), Zaneeta Shinn (Amelia Rowe), Tommy Djilas (Fletcher Robbins), Charlie Cowell (Cade Ransom), Ethel Toffelmier (Alexis Tonkin), Alma Hix (Sadie Seneca), Maud Dunlap (Penelope Morrow), and Mrs. Squires (Alivia Helm), enrich the community. The barbershop quartet consists of Elijah Barosh, Sebastian Rocha, Charlie Williams, and Rowan Watson.

Embracing the spotlight with exceptional poise, the young cast of The Music Man Jr. brings River City, Iowa, to life in this spellbinding adaptation of the Broadway classic. Overflowing with catchy tunes and heartfelt moments, the production showcases budding talent through infectious performances fit for all ages. Whether it’s the charming con-artistry of Harold Hill, the striking vocals of Marian the librarian, or the comedic timing of the town’s peculiar citizens, this rendition of The Music Man Jr. proves to be an irresistible draw leaving audiences humming ‘76 Trombones’ long after the curtain call.

Propelling this extravaganza is an all-star team including Director Justin Parks, Assistant Director Marshal Hunt, Vocal Director Courtney McLaughlin, Choreographer Jenny Gallegos, and Assistant Choreographer Laura Cole.

The Music Man Jr. is not just a performance; it is an homage to the timeless allure of musical theater, a testament to the talent of NYT’s youth, and a celebration of community spirit. Come and be a part of the tradition; come and be a part of the magic. Don’t miss what promises to be another NYT masterpiece!

Join NYT at Lone Star College Tomball Performing Arts Center for a production that will transport you back in time to a place where the power of music, community, and transformation comes to life on stage. Performances will run from April 26 to April 28. Tickets are now available online at nationalyouththeater.org/ticketing.

NYT invites everyone to pull on their boots and come on over to the Zuckerman barn to meet Charlotte, Wilbur, and other fun characters in Charlotte’s Web, The Musical.

E.B. White’s timeless novel reaches new heights in this captivating musical adaptation of Charlotte’s Web. Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie) and a book by Joseph Robinette (a nationally acclaimed children’s playwright), this cherished story about the importance of genuine friendship unfolds on stage in a heartwarming musical fit for all ages.

All the beloved characters are present following the friendship of Wilbur, played by Penelope Pham, a charming young pig determined to evade the butcher; Fern, portrayed by Ella Hartley, a girl with a gift for understanding animal speech; Templeton, played by Joelle Osborne, a greedy rat with a flicker of goodness within; and the remarkable spider, Charlotte, depicted by Preslie Long, who exemplifies what it means to be a loyal friend and a skilled writer.

The barnyard ensemble features Charlotte Kinne as the Goose, Aiden Gastineau as the Gander, Violet Day as the Sheep, Marley Aleman as the Lamb, Korbyn True as the Bat, and Adelyn Moore as the Owl. This cast breathes new life into the beloved story, each sprinkling their own magic into the classic tale.

The enchanting musical score evokes deep nostalgia for the classic story and vivid characters that bring the Zuckerman Barn to life! With songs like, “Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn,” featuring all the story’s unforgettable animals in a handclapping, toe-tapping hoe-down; and “Country Fair,” an exciting full chorus number that evokes a time and place from everyone’s childhood, this joyous musical offers audiences a delightful narrative celebrating the essence of true friendship that will captivate the entire family!

The directorial team for this tender story about friendship includes Director David Horn, Assistant Director Madison Stone, Vocal Director Katrin Young, and Choreographer Savannah Alexander.

Charlotte’s Web, The Musical is a joyous musical teaching the importance of friendships, however unlikely, and NYT offers audiences of every age a very special experience. Join NYT May 3-5 at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball for a charming and timeless story full of fun, friendship, and adventure.

 

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