The Charlottesville High School Theater Department will present the Broadway musical hit “The Music Man” on Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29 at CHS in the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center.
A golden age musical from 1958 and recipient of the Tony Award for Best Musical that year, “The Music Man” is about the transformation and power of change in a community. The TheatreCHS production will include more than 100 students of various ages participating in roles as cast, crew, and musical pit.
“‘The Music Man’ is our biggest production of the school year, and for that matter, in quite some time,” said CHS Drama Department Chair David Becker, who is in his 11th year leading TheatreCHS. “The cast, crew, and orchestra have worked tirelessly to polish all of the elements that go into a successful show., and we hope people will come out to see it!”
Show times are:
- Thursday, March 26, 7:30pm
- Friday, March 27, 7:30pm
- Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm
- Sunday, March 29, 3:30pm
“The Music Man” is part of the 2019-2020 TheatreCHS performance season which includes: “”Failure: A Love Story,” “She Kills Monsters,” “Pippin,” “The Addams Family,” and the annual Dessert Theatre.
TheatreCHS has consistently remained an important and vital fine arts force at Charlottesville High School. The Program invites students to work collaboratively, develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, and engage in creative dialogues. An array of courses is taught with the intention of providing enrichment for students interested in these skills, all of which encompass dramatic arts. Numerous students have gone on to pursue advanced studies in theater/cinema, technical theater, stage management, and lighting design at a variety of top schools including Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia College, George Mason University, James Madison University, University of Virginia, and Princeton University. For more information, visit http://theatrechs.org/.