HLGU Presents "The Music Man"
Monday, February 3, 2014
by Rebecca Sneed
For tickets, call the Box Office at 573-629-3182.
The HLGU Theatre Department will be presenting three performances of The Music Man April 3-5, at 7 pm in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center.
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 Price, 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 Price, 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."
Tickets are now on sale. 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 Price at 573-629-3173, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact InformationCarolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations