New Village Musical Celebrates Asbury's 90th

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In May, 90-year-old Phyllis Zeno will open the curtain on It Takes a Village: The Musical, a comedic revue that takes a humorous look at the history of Asbury Methodist Village – which just so happens to also turn 90 this year.

Auditions were held in the Hefner Community Center Auditorium on January 14 and more than 30 Asbury residents were on hand to sign up for singing, dancing and comedy numbers that feature a cast of characters ranging from Methodist evangelist Francis Asbury to Gaithersburg farmer Walter Magruder to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. How on earth does this come together in one show? You’ll have to trust Phyllis’s decades-long career in musical production, writing and theater and come see for yourself.

Under the enthusiastic direction of Bill Brown, the soon-to-be cast got its feet wet with the song "Stand for Happiness." After just a few run-throughs, they were sounding pretty good!

Rehearsals begin February 1 and It Takes a Village: The Musical runs May 13, 14 and 15. 


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