CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Next stop, River City, Iowa! The classic musical, “The Music Man,” comes to the Middle Township Performing Arts Center March 2 and 3. The Oscar Award winning musical features such well-known songs as “76 Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble” and “‘Til There Was You.”
Debuting on Broadway in 1957, “The Music Man” is one of the most beloved shows in the Broadway songbook. Set in turn of the century Iowa, it tells the story of Harold Hill, a con man who sets out to take advantage of the small town residents, but instead finds himself captivated by them and a certain librarian.
“The Music Man” stars Alan Rendzak as “Harold Hill” and Hannah Rose Lafferty Zoltowski as “Marian.” Other principal cast members include Justin Camp, Lena Dougherty, Joshua Hettenbach, Thomas Jefferson, Tyler MacLeod, Daniel Schuster and Chloe Selover, as well as elementary teacher Jay Wynn. “The Music Man” also features 16 local elementary students with Carter Wood as “Winthrop,” Addison Shagren as “Amaryllis” and Alexa Trombetta as “Gracie Shinn.”
The cast of 41 high school and elementary school students began working on the show in early December and has been rehearsing nearly 20 hours a week. The show is produced by Kelley Hogg, directed by Deborah Jenkins with Marni McCann as assistant director, choreographed by Nancy Gibson and accompanied by a live professional, pit orchestra directed by Scott Breiner.
Performances will be held at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets are available through the PAC box office by calling (609) 463-1924.