The Academy is proud to announce that we will be teaming up with the Perth Citizen’s Band for this production to present an historic production of epic proportions! We will be using some of the Citizen’s Band original instruments and band costumes, and will integrate an “exciting history of band music in Ontario” discussion and section into the show! We are super excited about this project, and the chance to bring to life this incredible production!
For those attending the Academy Stratford trip this year, or travelling to Stratford on your own, we are so excited that the Stratford Festival is producing The Music Man this year! We can watch the Stratford version, and get some super ideas on how to bring our own production to life!
Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man Jr features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!
Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.
With tons of incredible characters, challenging and fun songs, and fabulous dance numbers, The Music Man is sure to be the hit of the summer – don’t miss it!
1 week workshop – July 30 – Aug. 3, 2018 – Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
1 Final performance – Friday, August 3 – 7:00 pm
Ages 7 – 15
(Includes script, costume, all show and workshop materials.
Participants must provide their own black performance shoes.
Click on image below to register for The Music Man: