HOLLAND PATENT — The Rogers and Hammerstein’s production of State Fair runs Thursday through Saturday, May 10-13, in Holland Patent High School.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors 65 and older for the 7:30 p.m. shows May 10-12. All tickets are $5 for the 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, show.
The Town of Trenton Community Education show includes 70 singers, 20 in the orchestra and 10 in the set crew.
The Frake family of Iowa makes plans to attend the State Fair in late summer 1946. Father Abel (played by Gordie Felt) has hopes that his boar will win a prize; his wife Melissa (Jean Gudaitis) is entering her mincemeat. Daughter Margy (Jessica Daniluk) is upset with her beau’s (Harry — Joseph Covich) making plans for their life together ( "It Might as Well Be Spring").
The family heads for the fair, where son Wayne (Jake Meiss) meets Emily (Sally Collins) and the Fairtones, and falls in love. Margy meets Pat (Andy Frank), a reporter, and a mutual romantic attraction develops.
Other songs include: "It’s a Grand Night For Singing," "Our State Fair" on the way to the fair and when Wayne meets Emily "That’s for Me."
The musical is directed by Peter Loftus with Music Director Barb Seaton, Choreographer Anna Engstrom and Producer Jeanette Zielenski.