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2017 Musical Production
"Big the Musical"
January 27 & 28 at 7:30 PM and January 29 at 2:00 PM
Tickets $12.00 - Student $6.00

Tickets available at the door and online up to three hours before show time. 

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   "BIG --The Musical" , based on the 1987 hit movie, tells the story of twelve year-old Josh Baskin who is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big." To his shock, his wish is granted, and he wakes up the next morning a 30 year old man.
    With the aid of his best friend, Billy, he must cope with his new adulthood while finding the Zoltar machine so that he can wish himself back. After an awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do "adult" things like getting a job and more. In the end he discovers there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for, and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.
   Complete with Zoltar, a giant floor piano and stand out roles for teen/ adults and children, "BIG --The Musical" is a great choice for a family friendly smash hit full of high-energy singing and dancing.
    This year’s show is the 36th consecutive McDonell Musical Production. Thirty students from McDonell Central Catholic High School, Notre Dame Middle School, and St. Peter Catholic School have been working hard since November to memorize their lines, sing songs, and learn many dance moves.
    Sue Decker is the director of the show. She says, “The kids are wonderful and enthusiastic this year. They have been working hard on difficult music and having fun with the many toys involved in the Toy Company where Josh finds a job.”
    Along with Carol Way, many students and a special crew of “dads” have been designing, building, and painting the set; the ladies costume crew have begun their work as well. Amy Vogt, Choral Director, has been coaching the students with the many singing parts, while Band Director, Sean Hanson, directs the orchestra. Skip August has continued all his work behind the stage with lights, sound, and all things technical.
    Order your tickets and mark your calendars for McDonell's 2017 Musical: "BIG --The Musical"


Sue Decker Director of the show

Sue Decker
Show Director