Fitch drama presents ‘The Music Man’


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Emily Kollar and Paul Farbman will portray Marian Paroo and Harold Hill, respectively, who fall in love during "The Music Man" despite the fact that Hill is a con man who is fooling Paroo's town.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Shown, from left, are barbershop quartet member Ben Burney (Ewart Dunlap), Brandon Starcher (Olin Britt), Shawn Richardson (Jacey Squires/Charlie Cowell), and Omar Aslam (Oliver Hix) practicing one of their songs for "The Music Man."


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Showing off their costumes for the drama club production of "The Music Man" are, from left, (front) Victoria Patterson (Mrs. Paroo), Robby Marek (Winthrop Paroo), Sabrina Segretario (Amaryllis/Alma Hix); (back) Alison Rein (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn), Sophia Logston (Zaneeta Shin), and Joe McGuigan (Mayor George Shinn).


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Drama club members Zach Protain (left), Rachel Lamancusa, Miriah Ballmer, Austin Coulter, Logan Pasqual, Hailey Brown, Emilee Peterson, and Allissa Sokol (right) are shown in the Austintown Fitch auditorium, which will be the site for the club's production of "The Music Man" April 18-20.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Pictured, from left, are Angela Rodino, Bethany Skeens, Nicole Sherb, Eva Coulter, Amanda Paynter, and Emma Eaton, who make up part of the chorus for the Austintown Fitch drama club production of "The Music Man" April 18-20.


Austintown Fitch drama will present “The Music Man” April 18-20 at 7 p.m. in the Fitch auditorium. Tickets will be $6 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students.

“‘The Music Man’ is a great family show — a true well-known American musical,” said Paul Farbman, the drama club student secretary of publicity. “One of the best parts is that this show contains actors from both the high school and the middle school, which is very seldom done. The music is directed by Mr. Kline, the music teacher at Austintown Middle School. It should be a really great show.”

“The Music Man” is a play about a con man named Harold Hill, who disguises himself as a band leader and sells instruments and uniforms to unsuspecting townsfolk before leaving with their money. However, in one city, he meets librarian and piano teacher Marian Paroo, who sees through his scheme. When Hill does a good deed for Paroo, she begins to fall in love with him, and Hill soon begins to fall in love with her, too. Hill may risk it all to win over this lady.

“We are so fortunate to have such top-notch students who, despite being involved in many other after-school activities, work so hard to learn their lines and make our plays a success,” said drama club director Irene Flowers. “I just enjoy working with them; they are great kids. Everyone is incredibly talented and I hope everyone comes out to laugh with us and see all their hard work.”

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