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Olathe Northwest Students Shine in The Music Man

By Ethan Moore

On November 15 and 16, the ONW Theater department produced the hit classic, The Music Man. With Cole Williamson as the main protagonist, Harold Hill, a traveling con man that recently arrives in River City, Iowa and Sonia Brekken as Marian Paroo, the whole production was a big hit this year.

The The Music Man is about Harold Hill, a traveling con man, that arrives in River City, Iowa. He starts up a band by convincing the local people to buy uniforms and instruments from him. Unbeknownst to the town people, however, he plans on leaving as soon as he gets the money. The librarian, Marian, suspects he is a fraud and soon Harold starts to have feelings for her. Soon enough, Harold has to face a tough decision about skipping town.

The whole story takes place in 1912. The acting in the musical was very interesting since this story takes place in the early 1910s. “My favorite part has to be the acting. We have to talk a certain way and it is really fun seeing the new style,” said actor Marco Morales.

This whole production has taken over two months to produce and has involved a lot of hard work and communication. The musical was well performed and many actors took lessons away from the process. “Something that I learned from theater is all the teamwork that is involved,” said Lynnaya McClure.

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