Update: Review by Elizabeth Cobbe for the Austin Chronicle, July 24
UPDATE: Review by Clare Croft on Statesman's Austin360 "Seeing Things" blog, July 21
Update: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin interviews director Rod Caspers for the Statesman's Austin360 "Seeing Things" blog, July 2
The Music Man
July 3 - August 15
Thursdays - Saturdays, approximately 8:30 p.m.
Zilker Park Sheffield Theatre
free of charge
Book, Music, and Lyrics
Based on a story by
MEREDITH WILLSON & FRANKLIN LACEY
An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's The Music Man 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 – this despite the fact he does't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.
This beloved, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to is quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads, including:
* Seventy-Six Trombones
* Ya Got Trouble
* Goodnight My Someone
* Till There Was You
* Goodnight Ladies
* and many, many more!
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