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Regional mega-cast brings beloved musical to Gregory Center, Milligan College

Annemarie Dugan, community contributor • Nov 14, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Johnson City — Trinity Arts Center and Foundation and major sponsors Wells Fargo Advisors, Milligan College, and Chick-Fil-A West Market, today announced the sale of tickets for a two-weekend run of Meredith Wilson’s classic, The Music Man, Nov. 15-17 & 22-24. Performances of the family-favorite musical, made popular on the silver screen by Robert Preston and Shirley Jones, will feature a regional cast, professional orchestra, the Trinity Arts Center Dance Companies and a grand-finale surprise.“From icons like Elvis and the Carter family to country music itself, the world well knows what Tennessee can produce,” says long-time area producer Steve Davis, “and our corner of the state is rich in exceptional talent. We’re mining this talent and showcasing it for people to enjoy.” Davis and Director Annemarie Dugan are no rookies when it comes to producing large-scale musicals. In recent years, the two have brought to area stages Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Bristol Passion Play, Annie and Cotton Patch Gospel among others. “Our mission, alongside Trinity Arts Center and our other great sponsors, is to produce top quality, family-friendly shows akin to what you’ll see on Broadway,” says Davis. Dugan interjects, “The Music Man” is a celebration of the strong American heartland spirit, and what triumphs can be realized when a community puts their heads and hearts together. We have experienced that exact phenomenon in producing this show — we can’t wait to deliver this artistic milestone to the community.”Performances times are Nov. 15-17 & 22-24, Fri/Sat, 7 p.m., Sat/Sun, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. Reserve or purchase tickets online at trinityartscenter.com or call (423) 926-6048.

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