The Music Man JR.Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson; Book by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey; Directed by Marci Bernstein
May 4-6, 2018
Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm
Performed by students (ages 11-17) in our Youth Production Class. Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself. Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man JR. features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. Director: Marci Bernstein; Musical Director: Lynda Shuler.