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Jesse James musical returns to Northfield

Northfield’s new Lockwood Theater Company will present “Jesse,” a melodramatic musical about Jesse James, Thursday through Sept. 11 at the city’s Event Center.

The musical is the city’s famed retelling of the outlaw James, his life and death, and his famous raid on the Northfield Bank. The show is based on a script by Robert and Marion Moulton, who originally wrote it for the Stage Coach Players in the 1960s. The script was turned into a musical ­ — with lyrics by Vern Sutton and music by William Huckaby — for the Northfield Musical Theater, which first presented it in 1976, ­ the country’s bicentennial and the centennial of the raid.

Produced sporadically since then, the musical has found new life with Lockwood.

General-admission tickets are $15/adult, $10/children under 12. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

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