Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) completed its 2016 performance season with the fall children's workshop production of the classic, "Music Man, Jr." Above is the cast and crew for a final posed portrait.
The show was directed by Ross Magnant and produced by Bob and Sandy Malone, owners and guardians of PBT.
PBT's website says about the story: "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. 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 JR. is family entertainment at its best - a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!"
It may "just" be a children's performance but, PBT still provides professional experience for these youngsters including sound, lights, costumes, venue, and production staff.
This was the final children's workshop for the 2016 season. Plan to come out to PBT next year and support our local youth in their theatrical pursuits! They are talented beyond their years and provide wonderful entertainment for all ages.