LHS students present 'The Music Man' Feb. 27-29

LHS students present 'The Music Man' Feb. 27-29

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Music Man performers

(From left) Jacob Vanderford as Harold Hill, Carl Schack, Mason Madden, Jack Amen and Phu Lee.

The Lincoln High School Theatre Department will present three performances of "The Music Man" at LHS’s Ted Sorensen Theatre on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27 and 28, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m.

The cast of 47 features senior Jacob Vanderford as Harold Hill, a con man forming a band, and junior Emma Harner as librarian and piano teacher Marian, who is on to him.

LHS Theatre is known for its student involvement and leadership in productions. "Music Man" features a 22-piece orchestra and 75 student technicians coordinating all aspects of the show including lights, sound, costumes, set, make-up/hair and public relations.

“Lincoln High students are at the heart of this production,” said Molly Thomas, LHS Theatre director. “Our annual musical brings together our school’s talented instrumental, vocal, theatre and art students, along with any student who wants to be involved in the technical production, to produce a truly student-led show.”

"The Music Man" is a musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. According to Music Theatre International, "The Music Man" 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 that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that 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, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

Reserved seats are $5 or $15 for best views and are available in advance at tedsorensentheatre.ludus.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door via cash or credit/debit card.

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