THE MUSIC MAN
July 29 - August 20, 2016
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Wickedly funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man 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 that he vows to organize—this despite the fact 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 the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by the curtain’s fall.
Presented by special arrangement of Music Theatre International
Attendees to the Annual Meeting were treated to a sample from our upcoming show “The Music Man” as well as two special presentations. This meeting, open to all members of Peninsula Community Theatre, is a roundup of our theatre’s yearly activity and a chance to update bylaws and choose the leadership for the theatre.
We met our John Raynes Scholarship winner, Delaney Vest, who has been active in theatre at Tabb High School and York County School of the Arts, and will be majoring in Theatre and English at Christopher Newport University. PCT is proud to be a small part of the start of this thespian’s career.
We also recognized the decades of support from our retiring Board Member, S. Chris Bartlett. It’s been a few years since Chris has been on stage, but Chris has been an active part of our community’s operations, enthusiastically volunteering her energy and talent in charge of several functions. Chris met her husband, Don, at the theatre and they both have been major contributors to our community for many years. We thank Chris for her efforts, and look forward to her participation in our theatre as a Board Member Emeritus.
Auditions for Picnic will be held August 7th and 8th at PCT. Come out!
We welcome volunteer ushers at PCT. We're looking for responsible, helpful people to check tickets, distribute programs and help people to their correct seats. Knowledge of the theatre is helpful, but training can be accomplished at the theatre.
Make sure to come 45 to 60 minutes before curtain time, and you're welcome to see the show from our usher-reserved seating area near the doors after the audience is seated.
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