Mission actor Dawson Vogt belts out one of the hit songs from The Music Man

Mission actor Dawson Vogt belts out one of the hit songs from The Music Man

Music man marches onto the stage

Theatre in The Country's latest musical production features many Mission-based performers.

Actors, singers and dancers from throughout the Fraser Valley, including Mission actors Avery Krysciak, Paul Krysciak, Damarra Vogt, Dawson Vogt, Glen Kask, and Norma Rushton, are in the current production of The Music Man, at Theatre in The Country.

The show has also attracted the involvement of not one but two professors from the Faculty of Arts, Media and Culture at Trinity Western University – director Kate Muchmore-Woo is an assistant professor of theatre and TWU’s director of production. Actor Allan Thorpe is associate professor of music and director of instrumental activities at TWU.

The Music Man is set in July of 1912 when a fast-talking traveling salesman Professor Harold Hill comes to River City, Iowa, a town hesitant of letting strangers in, especially ones trying to sell something.

Hill calls himself a music professor, selling band instruments, uniforms, and the idea of starting a kid’s band with the local youth.

The drama hinges on whether Hill is a fraud or is he really can bring new life to the town.

This delightful piece of Americana includes such memorable songs as Ya Got Trouble and  Seventy-Six Trombones.

Theatre in the Country is located in the former Whonnock Elementary school on 272nd St. and 100th Ave., half way between downtown Mission and downtown Maple Ridge.

Call 604-259-9737 or go to theatreinthecountry.com to get tickets to this dinner theatre presentation.