Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Now in stock...Banjo Boy the musical about Meredith Willson

Banjo Boy - 2008 Original CastBanjo Boy - 2008 Original Cast

New musical about the youthful adventures of Meredith Willson (The Music Man) with music and lyrics by Randolph Hobler.

Banjo Boy is a glorious celebration of American Music, of American diversity, and of the life of Meredith Willson.

It is a bio-musical with a twist - from heaven an elderly Meredith Willson goes back to 1928 to change three notes of his personal life, including repairing his non-existent relationship with his father. His adventures upon running away from home include meeting a young Louis Armstrong, tracking down an elderly John Philip Sousa in San Francisco, falling in love with Zi Ling, a Chinese mui tsai (indentured servant), forming a group - The Banjo Boys - and returning home to Mason City, Iowa to help win the Iowa High School Band contest with his own song and win back the love of his father.

Banjo Boy premiered in Fairfield, Iowa, at the Stephen Sondheim Performing Arts Center in August 2008.

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