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Music Man comes to Barnsley

Barnsley College (@barnsleycollege)Performing Arts students will dance the Shipoopi and bring the excitement of the Wells Fargo Wagon to Barnsley when they perform Meredith Willson’s The Music Man May.

The lively musical tells the story of charismatic con man Harold Hill who galvanizes an entertainment-starved Iowa town at the turn of the 20th Century. It won eight Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 1957, was released as a film in 1962 and features classic songs such as 76 Trombones, Till there Was You and the barnstorming Ya Got Trouble.

The students will present The Music Man Jr.on Wednesday 11and Thursday 12 May, 7.00pm, at The Electric Theatre, Barnsley, S70 2AX.

Performing Arts Tutor Donna Turner, who is directing the production, said: “The Music Man a beautiful story about how music and imagination can transform a person and a community. Our students have been working hard to present their unique interpretation of this show. 

“Just as Harold learns the transformative power of love in the musical, our students are connecting with the transformative power of the performing arts, contributing to the performance and learning as they do so. This will leave them forever changed for the better as people.”

The Music Man presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Tickets priced £5 may be purchased online at or on the door.

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