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S-GI Middle School Musical Society to present ‘The Music Man Jr.’

Be transported through time to River City, Iowa in the year 1912 with the Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School.

Meredith Willson’s and MTI’s “The Music Man Jr.” follows the story of a fast talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa. He convinces the citizens to buy instruments and uniforms for their children, despite the fact he doesn’t know the difference between a trombone and a treble clef! Marian Paroo, the town’s music teacher and librarian, is suspicious of Harold and tries to expose him as a fraud. Before Harold can skip town with the cash, Marian is convinced to change her mind about him. Will Harold get away once again or become a respectable citizen and win Miss Marian’s heart? You’ll just have to come find out!

Harold Hill, played by eighth grader Zachary Scime, and the cast will bring the ever popular “76 Trombones” and “Ya Got Trouble.” Abigail Mary portrays the lovely Marian the librarian. Her mother, Mrs. Paroo will be played by Kaitlyn Kowalski. Justin Simmons and Halley Hayden are featured as River’s City’s mayor and his wife, Eulalie. Other supporting roles are played by Austin Yetter, singing the show stopping “Shipoopi,” and Lucien Oakley singing about the wonders of “Gary, Indiana.” The Middle School Cast of 30 will be joined by S-GI elementary students marching in Harold’s Band! The cast and crew have worked to present “The Music Man Jr.”

Performances will be in Lyle G. Palmer Auditorium at S-GI High School on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets for The Music Man Jr. are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and will be available at www.springvillegi.org.

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