Panama Central School To Perform ‘The Music Man’

PANAMA – Panama Central School and the Panther Players will be offering their production of “The Music Man” this spring. Set in Iowa in 1912, con man Prof. Harold Hill, played by Benjamin Taylor, travels to the small town of River City to earn his fortune. He decides to convince the town that they need a boys’ band and then plans to run away once the boys have paid for instruments and uniforms. He even claims to be a professor of music.

His scheme is moving along perfectly until Harold falls in love with the town piano teacher and librarian, Marian Paroo, portrayed by Kennadee Woods. Even though she knows he’s a con man, she still loves him for the hope that he brought to the town.

The show offers comedy, romance, musical numbers, and energy-filled dance numbers all performed by 59 cast members under the direction of Stephen Swanson and Tabetha Butler.

Shows will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

A dress rehearsal, open to senior citizens free of charge, will be Thursday at 6 p.m.

Tickets, available at the door, are $7 general admission.