Six local residents perform in ‘The Music Man,’ opening tonight

March 5, 2009

By Staff

NEW — 5 p.m. March 5, 2009

When the Bellevue Community College drama department puts on its depiction of the musical “The Music Man,” six local residents will take the stage.

“The Music Man” tells the story of con man Harold Hill, whose latest con involves the people of the fictional River City, Iowa. He plans to form a children’s band and skip town with the money he collects. However, a budding relationship with librarian Marian Paroo complicates things.

Upon its release in 1957, it won five Tony Awards and a Grammy Award. A film adaptation came out in 1962.

John Tembreull, a graduate of Eastside Catholic High School, will play a major role as one of four school board members, who sing several numbers as a barbershop quartet.

 

John Tembreull

John Tembreull

The Issaquah resident, a BCC student, will sing “Goodnight, Ladies” to Logan Mauro, a Skyline High School graduate, who will play a member of the Pickalittle Ladies, the town’s gossips. Mauro is also and Issaquah resident and BCC student.

 

Logan Mauro

Logan Mauro

Paul Ayotte, another Skyline graduate and Sammamish resident, will play traveling salesman Charlie Cowell, a rival of Hill’s. He will also sing in the chorus.

Sydney Cline, an Issaquah High School graduate, Issaquah resident and BCC student, will sing in the chorus as will Heather Norton, a home-schooled graduate.

 

Sydney Cline

Sydney Cline

 

Heather Norton

Heather Norton

Prism Stevenson Elementary student Anne Lim, of Issaquah, plays a member of the Kids’ Band, the group Hill forms as part of his scam.

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006, toll-free.

If you go

7:30 p.m. March 5-7

2:30 p.m. March 7

BCC Carlson Theatre

3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue

564-3114

* Photos of Ayotte and Lim were not available.

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