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Horizon Middle School presents classic musical “Li’l Abner” in new performing arts center

February 11, 2019

Moorhead’s Horizon Middle School Theatre brings the rip-roaring, foot-stomping classic musical “Li’l Abner” to life at 7 p.m. February 28, March 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3 in the new Horizon Middle School Performing Arts Center, 3601 12th Ave. S.

Based on Al Capp’s beloved cartoon strip, “Li’l Abner” combines hillbilly shenanigans with sharp political and social satire. As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae Scragg has her eye fixed on Li’l Abner with hopes of catching him in the annual race. But a senator comes to town to inform the citizens that the government has plans to turn Dogpatch into a nuclear testing ground. Can Mammy Yokum’s Yokumberry tonic save the day? And will sweet Daisy Mae ever land her dreamboat?

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. Reserve tickets online at or by calling the box office at 218-284-2255. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. The Feb. 28 performance will be sign language interpreted. Reserve tickets for the interpreted performance or for accessible seating through the box office.

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