The theatre department will present The Music Man. The show, which opens Jan. 31 is about a con man Harold Hill, who arrives in a small town in Illinois. He claims to want to create a boy’s marching band, but plans on skipping town after collecting all the payments for instruments and uniforms.
Junior Aaron Hunter takes on the lead role.“Harold Hill is always thinking on his feet, ready with a plan for any given moment,” Hunter said.
The only trained musician in town is Marian Paroo, a pianist. Marcellus, an old friend of Harold, played by junior Tanner Mejia, warns him that Paroo could expose his con artistry. Harold attempts to get close to her but fails as she pushes him away.
Senior Cassidy Stillwell plays Marian. She has been doing theatre for around 9 years and has been in over 10 productions. “I definitely relate to her as she just lives the way she wants to with her own control,” Stillwell said.
However, the plots builds when Harold is falls in love with Marian, which can endanger his con artistry.
The show runs in the PCPA on Jan. 31, Feb. 1, and Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for students, seniors, and military, and $20 for adults.