FALLBROOK – 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!
Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he's got "76 trombones" in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman 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.
Christ the King Lutheran Church's "King's Players" has put together a talented cast ranging in age from 6 to 19 years old. Han Gustafson portrays the role of the charming Harold Hill, and Ashley Schlumpberger graces the stage with her beautiful voice in the role of Marian the Librarian.
The show is produced and directed by Mary Fry, and choreographed by Jiana Perez, who also plays the role of Zaneta Shinn, the mayor's daughter.
Performances will be May 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and May 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church. The church is located at 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane.
Tickets are $10 per person and are available at http://www.ctkfb.com (events) or at http://www.curtaincallcompany.com. They are also available at the door. This classic of American Musical Theater is a family friendly show, so bring the kids and enjoy live theater for less than the price of going to the movies.