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Opening night Friday, July 12 at 7:30 PM Tickets $21 Call the Box Office 352-746-7606

The Music Man

The classic American musical, “The Music Man” will open next Friday, July 12, for a three-weekend run at the Art Center Theatre in Citrus Hills.

The play features the lovable con man Harold Hill, who travels around the country selling musical instruments to create youth bands, and then skips town without delivering on his promises.

But in the town of River City, Iowa, he meets his match in the young music teacher, Marian Paroo, who sees through his con but is conflicted because her younger brother has taken a liking to Harold.

Featuring beautiful music such as the classic “Till There Was You” and “Goodnight My Someone,” the musical also has the upbeat songs of “76 Trombones” and the famous patter in “Trouble (in River City).”

Directed by Karrie Bailey and Sharon Harris, with musical direction by Danielle Flury-Downey and choreography by Lori Kohan, the play features Chris Patti as Harold Hill and Ainsley Harker as Marian Paroo.

Mary Ellen Craver is Marian’s mother and Caleb Namey is Winthrop, her younger brother.

Other featured roles include Ira Wolf as Mayor Shinn, Sharon Vetter as his wife, Eulalie and Emma Baumer as Zaneeta Shinn, Zack Johnson as Zaneeta’s boyfriend Tommy Djilas and Eayn Flanagan as Harold Hill’s friend Marcellus Washburn and Philit D’Agati as Charlie Cowell, the salesman trying to expose Harold Hill as a fake.

The 30-member cast is supported by a 15-member orchestra led by Flury-Downey. Dianna Haynes is the stage manager and Glori Jardinella is the assistant stage manager. Lisa Peterson is the assistant choreographer.

The play is performed on a set designed by Sharon Harris and built by a construction crew led by Gary Boesch. Set mural painting is by Sharon Harris, Pat Doerr, Dianna, Laura and Hannah Haynes. Costuming is by Karrie Bailey, Danielle Flury-Downey and Missy Mullens

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 and are available through the box office located on the Art Center campus at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. in Citrus Hills or by calling 352-746-7606.

Announcing The Art Center Theatre 2019-2020 Season Schedule

  • Summer Musical – The Music Man – Opening July 12-28, 2019
  • Old Time Radio Show August 9, 2019, One Night Only
  • Love, Lies & the Doctor’s Dilemma, by Michael Parker, Farce/Comedy Sept. 20 – Oct 6, 2019
  • The Game’s Afoot, by Ken Ludwig, Farce/Mystery/Thriller Nov. 1 – 17, 2019
  • Gilewitz Guitar Concert, Saturday, December 7, 2019, One Night Only
  • The Enchanted Bookshop December 13, 14, 15 Youth Program
  • Winter Musical Honky Tonk Angels, a Ted Swindley Production Jan. 10 – 26, 2020
  • The Odd Couple – Female Version, by Neil Simon, Comedy Feb. 14 – Mar. 1, 2020
  • Will You Still Love Me in the Morning, by Brian Clemans & Dennis Spooner, Farce/Comedy Mar. 20 – Apr 5, 2020
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers, by Neil Simon, Comedy May 1 – 17, 2020

The Art Center of Citrus County Announces Nature Coast Exhibit No. 5 Jurist Don Borie

The Art Center of Citrus County
Announces Nature Coast Exhibit No. 5 Jurist

Don Borie

Don Borie’s career in art spanned some 50 years in graphic design and drawing and painting. His art subjects range from astronaut to landscapes, while giving creative workshops in all art mediums. His specialty evolved into sketching, painting and illustrating people portrait and figure.

With a background in commercial art and illustration, Don’s work has appeared in The Artists Magazine, Colorado State of the Arts publication, Florida Times-Union Sunday Magazine, Longmont Times-Call, a requested piece by National Geographic Society offices, a commissioned portrait of astronaut Vance Brand and private collections across the country.

Exhibit No. 5 Drop off April 24, 10:00-2:00 Artist’s Reception: Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:30 pm
Open to the Public • Refreshments served • Winning works announced

2644 N. Annapolis Ave, Hernando, FL 34442

Elvis Has Left The Building, April 26 – May 12, CALL the Box Office 352-746-7606 for Tickets

It’s December 20th, 1970, and Elvis Presley has disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, “The Colonel”, knows of his whereabouts. But the Colonel is all shook up because he has racked up a secret debt — and with the King himself missing, the only way to pay it off is to find an Elvis impersonator within 24 hours. Hijinks ensue as the Colonel takes desperate measures to replace a man who is irreplaceable, all while keeping the prying eyes of a nosy reporter at bay and figuring out what happened to the real Elvis.