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Eager young actors will storm the stage in ‘The Music Man’

Vashon Allied Arts’ Youth Musical Theatre will perform “The Music Man, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, at Vashon Methodist Church.

The show, directed by Marita Ericksen and Pam Hotchkiss, is a youth theater adaptation of the classic musical about a charismatic con man who reluctantly transforms himself into a respectable citizen.

Almost 30 young thespians, ranging in age from 9 to 14, are in the show.

Jeffrey Parrish stars in the show as Harold Hill, along with Maijah Sanson-Frey, who plays the role of Marian Paroo, a quiet librarian who finds, much to her dismay, that she has fallen in love with Harold Hill.

Another main character in the show is Winthrop, Marian’s lisping little brother, played by Benny Robinthal.

Filled with blockbuster songs like “Seventy-Six Trombones” “Ya Got Trouble,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Gary, Indiana,” the show is recommended for all ages.

Tickets to the production, $9 and $12, are on sale at Vashon Allied Arts’ office, the Heron’s Nest and by calling 463-5131.

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