The Music Man by Meredith Willson, depicts con-man Harold Hill who arrives at sedate River City, Iowa, intending to cheat the community with his scam of offering to equip and train a boy's marching band, then skip town with the money, as he has no musical skill. Things go awry when he falls for a comely librarian whom he tries to divert from exposing him while he inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.
"The Music Man is one of my all-time favorite musicals and I am very excited to have the opportunity to play Professor Harold Hill," stated Nathan Hammock, a senior music major and Hannibal native. "There is a lot of work to be done in order to make this musical a success and I believe between the students, theatre director Sabrina Brookshire, vocal coach Lori Scott, and orchestra conductor Mr. Frank North, we are going to have a fantastic show!"
"We invite people of all ages to come to a wonderful night of entertainment," said Sabrina Brookshire, Director. "The Music Man is a fun upbeat musical featuring loved songs such as Seventy-Six Trombones, Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little, Lida Rose, and Shipoopi. Rehearsal is underway for the musical and excitement is already in the air. We are also excited to have a few children and chorus roles filled by community members."
Admission is $8 and the evening will include excellent seating in Parker Theatre in the Roland Fine Arts Center, a backstage tour, and a chance to meet the cast and have them sign your playbill. This special price and tour are only available with the purchase of a ticket through the Alumni Department for the Saturday, April 5 show.
- 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Backstage Tour
- 6:30 pm Seating
- 7:00 pm Production Starts
Contact Alumni Director Lauren Youse at (573) 629-3126 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today!
Tickets are now on sale for the April 3 and 4 shows. Cost for admission is $9 a ticket in advance and $10 per ticket at the door. Admission for seniors 60+ is $8 in advance and at the door. For groups of 10 or more, admission is $8 per ticket. To reserve tickets, please call the theatre box office, at 573-629-3182.
For more information about this event, please contact Sabrina Brookshire at 573-629-3173, or via email at email@example.com.