by Benjamin Kiewel
Sartell High School
Big trouble is coming to Sartell Thursday, April 25, when Sartell students will present “The Music Man” in the high school auditorium.
The cast has been preparing for opening night since Feb. 25. After hours of line memorizing, dance choreographing and intense blocking, the actors will perform their twist on the classic musical. The cast is excited to present all of their hard work on opening night.
While the actors are busy rehearsing their lines, the crew has been busy setting the stage. The crew is responsible for making River City come alive. There are many parts to the set, and the crew has been hard at work for nearly as long as the actors.
In the musical, Harold Hill (played by Jack Hackenmueller) attempts to con Iowa townsfolk by posing as a bandleader. He plans on ditching the town as soon as they give him money for the instruments. However, he falls in love with one of the town’s members and is torn between his con and the love of his life.
“The Music Man” is a playful musical that everyone can enjoy. This production appeals to musical lovers and first-time theatergoers alike. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.