Oak Ridge High School Masquers, the school’s drama program, will present “The Music Man,” the classic musical, in four performances in March.
The performances are scheduled for Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Performing Arts Center.
Advance tickets are $8, and they are available at the ORHS office and The Ferrell Shop. At the door, tickets will be $10 for adults and $9 for student-aged children, a press release said.
Under the direction of Dana Wham—who has directed, choreographed, or acted in numerous adult and children productions throughout the region—this year’s “The Music Man” continues the ORHS Masquers tradition of bringing excellent performances, impressive sets, amazing orchestration, and technical panache to the stage, the press release said.
“This family-friendly show starts with confidence man ‘Professor’ Harold Hill arriving in the town of River City, Iowa, where he schemes to sell the town on creating a marching band, intent on taking the money and never delivering on the materials,” the press release said. “But when town librarian Marian Paroo catches his eye, Hill is torn between running away with the money or staying for Marian. With a distrustful mayor, a town in need of something for their children, and the chance of getting caught at any moment, Meredith Wilson’s ‘The Music Man’ is filled with beautiful songs, show-stopping dance numbers, comedy, and romance that is sure to delight all audiences.”
Masquers is a student-driven extracurricular program at ORHS of 65-plus students supported by community members and teaching staff from departments across the high school. Past performances have included “The Wizard of Oz,” “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Dearly Departed,” “Dearly Beloved,” and many more.
The Masquers showcase a fall play, a spring musical, and a night of short sketches each year.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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