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The Music Man
February 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM$20
Original, fresh, and warmhearted, the Ross Youth Community Theater brings Meredith Willson’s, beloved musical, The Music Man, to the Ross Court Theater stage.
Based on Willson’s recollections of his own childhood in a small Iowa town this is the story of Professor Harold Hill and his impact on the sleepy town of River City, Iowa. Hill arrives in that small community on July 4, 1912, with every intention of fleecing the town’s citizens. But even with the lowest of intentions, his plans go wonderfully awry, inadvertently bringing joy into their lives and into his own life as well.
The show’s roots are in the music of the soft-shoe, ragtime, barbershop quartet and of the march—the sounds of America’s heartland in the first years of the twentieth century and Willson’s belief in the inherent goodness of people and the possibility of miracles.
Directed by Margaret Kestler with Music Direction by Loreen Enright.