April 29, 2016–May 15, 2016
Casa del Prado Theatre
Directed by Rayme Sciaroni
Book by Meredith Willson
Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Based on a Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Our 68th Season, 2015-2016
The Music Man
Meredith Willson’s ageless TONY® Award winning musical comedy, The Music Man, is back by popular demand! The trouble in 1912 River City, Iowa begins with con artist and salesman “Professor” Harold Hill, who appears in town to warn the citizens that the new pool table will corrupt their youth. His scheme is to organize, and profit from, a Boy’s Band with instruments and uniforms, despite his lack of musical experience.
Professor Hill’s biggest skeptic in the close-knit community is Marian Paroo, the librarian and piano teacher. Despite her suspicions, and the Professor’s moneymaking motives, romance may be in the air, and even Harold Hill may be able to change his self-serving ways.
Step back in time and enjoy the heartwarming story from the opening train scene to the finale of “Seventy-Six Trombones.”
Recommended for ages 5 and older. ASL-Interpreted performance at 2pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Sponsored in part by Cali Bamboo
Book by Meredith Willson. Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com. Production sponsored in part by CaliBamboo, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and the County of San Diego.