76 trombones will lead the way

GLENORCHY will rock when the award-winning Broadway hit The Music Man is brought to life in Guilford Young College’s (GYC) new multi-million dollar theatre from 13 to 15 August.

Not only will The Music Man bring together one of the largest casts to be assembled by GYC for this highpoint in the college calendar, this year’s musical will be the first staged in the new 635-seat Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre on the Glenorchy Campus.

The cast of about 40 GYC performers will be led by Alex Donnelly and Chloe Evans and has been joined by four recent alumni.

Young students from GYC Catholic Association Colleges Dominic College, St Virgil’s College and Sacred Heart College have increased the cast to about 50.

The production is directed by Chris Hamley with another GYC alumna, Stephanie Arnold, who is the musical director.

GYC teachers Angela Barnard and Brian Parkinson are directing the choreography and band, which is also an area that boasts the involvment of former GYC students.

The Music Man book, music and lyrics were written by American composer, songwriter, flutist, conductor and playwright Meredith Willson, which she based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey.

In 1957 the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and ran for 1375 performances.

The cast album won the first Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album and spent 245 weeks on the Billboard charts.

The show’s success led to revivals and a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake.

The Music Man is frequently produced by both professional and amateur theatre companies.

Guilford Young College Presents The Music Man

Sessions: Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 August, 7:30pm nightly and 1pm Saturday.

Tickets: $25 adult, $20 concession, $15 per seat group booking (five or more).

Available at www.trybooking.com/htkj or GYC Campus offices 6238 4300 or 6238 4350.

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