Journey Theater Arts Group presents Meredith Willson’s ‘The Music Man Jr.’

WASHOUGAL – Journey Theater Arts Group presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man Jr.

Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man Junior features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man Jr. is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter.
Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man Junior features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. Photo courtesy of Journey Theater Arts Grou
Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man Junior features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. Photo courtesy of Journey Theater Arts Grou

Performances are May 19-28, at Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th Street, Washougal. Tickets are on sale now at www.journeytheater.org or by calling (360) 750-8550. Pre-sale adult tickets are $14. Youth and senior tickets are $10. Groups of 10 or more are $9.

A “family day” performance is Saturday at 7 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. School day pre-performance prices are: groups (10 to 99) – $6, groups (100 or more) – $5 with 1 free ticket with each 15 purchased. School day tickets at the door are $8.

Public Performances
Fri., May 19, 7 p.m.
Sat., May 20, 7 p.m.
Sun., May 21, 2 p.m.
Fri., May 26, 7 p.m.
Sat., May 27, 2 p.m.
Sat., May 28, 7 p.m.
Sun., May 28, 2 p.m.

School Day Performances
Wed., May 24, 11:30 a.m.

Journey Theater Arts Group presents Meredith Willson’s ‘The Music Man Jr.’  Production runs two weekends, May 19-28, at Washougal High School. Photo courtesy of Journey Theater Arts Group
Journey Theater Arts Group presents Meredith Willson’s ‘The Music Man Jr.’ Production runs two weekends, May 19-28, at Washougal High School. Photo courtesy of Journey Theater Arts Group

Journey Theater Arts Group prides itself as the most dynamic theater arts community in the Portland/Vancouver area, offering dozens of classes in drama, dance, voice and more, as well as producing 12 shows in four locations during the school year and a professional-level community theater musical each summer.

Journey strives for excellence, while providing a welcoming and encouraging environment where kids ages 6 to 18 and their families can build life-long skills and friendships. Journey is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization, with offices located at 1400 NE 136th Ave, Suite 201, Vancouver. Contact group members at (360) 750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org.

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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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