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The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2011

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

 

There’s Trouble in River City… Yes, the critically acclaimed Broadway classic, The Music Man marches onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage July 20 through August 20. Starring Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari as Harold Hill, Meredith Willson’s all-American favorite follows the fast-talking traveling salesman as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a town band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef!

Circuit - Wherein Harry Has Too Much of a Good Thing

Circuit - Wherein Harry Has Too Much of a Good Thing

WHAT is everyone watching?

WHY is Harry so bummed out?

WHO will he end up rooting for?

IS "radicality" even a word?

Nope. Well... it is now. If Warren Harding can coin the word "normalcy," and George W. Bush can make "misunderestimate," then I can invent words, too. So what if I'm not a president? There's still time for that. When I am, "radicality" will be America's favorite word. It should be already, but nothing's perfect, I guess. 

Go read some Circuit!

Circuit - Wherein He's a Natural

Circuit - Wherein He's a Natural

WHAT is Sam such a natural at?

WHY is he being so humble?

WILL he yell something cowardly?

WHY would the samurai be impressed by this?

That is a very good question. Maybe he's impressed that Sam is a natural at something, even if that "something" happens to be cowardice. Or maybe he's simply had too much hooch, and everything seems great to him. I'm going to go with the first guess. I'd like to think the samurai appreciates a just well done, whatever that job might be.

Go read today's Circuit!

Circuit - Wherein They Alter Their Angle of Attack

Circuit - Wherein They Alter Their Angle of Attack

WHO is the hooch-wielding square fellow?

WHY do the bosses need a new plan?

WILL their new plan work any better than the old one?

COULDN'T they simply tweak the old plan, rather than abandoning it altogether?

Of course they could. But the trick, as any good boss knows, is to take the old plan, tweak it slightly, and then call it a new plan. That's how progress is made. It also helps if the "new" plan is actually something that someone else thought of a while ago. Progress. Do you like progress? Of the incremental kind? Story-wise? Then...

Go read today's Circuit!

Circuit - Wherein Sam is In Debt

Circuit - Wherein Sam is In Debt

WHY did the hooch jug save Sam's life?

HOW will Sam ever pay it back?

DOES the hooch jug want cash or trade in return?

WILL those lying-down guys in the background ever get up?

Maybe. I haven't really thought too much about it. It's easy enough to just let them lay there for a while. "X"s over the eyes means they can stay there indefinitely. So... it turns out hooch jugs are good for blocking samurai swords, in addition to all the other fantastic things they can do. Kinda makes you wonder... is there anything they can't do? Well, one thing they can't do is draw Circuit... I do that. But yes, I'll admit it, hooch even helps with that. Sometimes. 

Go read today's Circuit!

Circuit - Wherein The Bosses Attack

Circuit - Wherein The Bosses Attack

WHAT's with all the lines?

WHERE are these guys running to?

HOW fast are they going?

WHY aren't they touching the ground?

Because samurai have the power of flight, that's why! Terrifying concept, isn't it? You look to your left and your right, don't see any samurai around, and think "Well, I'm safe! No samurai here... because of course they can't fly." Well, you'd be WRONG. While you're not looking up, that flying samurai is busy hovering above you, sharpening his sword and getting the last laugh on you.

Happy 4th of July! Go read some Circuit!!

Circuit - Wherein Sam Goes Too Far

Circuit - Wherein Sam Goes Too Far

WILL these two schmucks kill the samurai?

HOW will the samurai prepare for it?

IS there such a thing as a samurai Last Will and Testament?

WHAT would be in such a document?

I've always assumed that samurai have no family, but that can't be true. I mean, it's not like they're assembled in some kind of samurai factory, right? So, let's see... a samurai Last Will and Testament would include... a sword? And hooch. Maybe a moustache. Possibly some sideburns. And a topknot. Oh, and a robe that hasn't been washed in a while. Pretty good stuff, I guess. I'd hate to see the family members fighting over that topknot, though. So disgraceful. More in the mood for something graceful?

Go read today's Circuit!