Show Profile: The Music Man
The Music Man
Music and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson
Since its premiere in 1957, â€œThe Music Manâ€ has been delighting audiences on and off Broadway. This musical is great for cast of all shape and sizes, featuring several womenâ€™s roles, song and dance numbers, a barbershop quartet and opportunities for young actors. â€œThe Music Manâ€ is also a family friendly musical which is perfect for community theaters and younger audiences.
Itâ€™s the story of the outwardly charming (while inwardly conning) Harold Hill, the traveling salesman and â€œmusic professorâ€ He sets his sights on the citizen of River City Iowa convincing the parents to form a band to keep their sons away from the dangers of the pool hall. The problem is that Harold Hill doesnâ€™t know â€œone note from anotherâ€
He gets more than he bargained for with the skeptic Mayor Shinn, scheming rival salesman Charlie Cowell and the hard nosed librarian Marion Paroo. Can Harold Hill bring harmony to River City and find love at the same time?
Popular tunes include â€œGoodnight my Someoneâ€, â€œShioopiâ€ â€œWell Fargo Wagonâ€ â€œTill there was Youâ€ and the show stopping â€œ76 Trombonesâ€
Time Period: â€œTurn of the Centuryâ€ 1912, American Mid-West
3 pieces sack suits for the men, Colorful dress and hats for women, period childâ€™s attire
Rights for this show can be acquired at Music Theater International
â€œThe Music Manâ€ is one of our top three popular shows that we costumes for schools during the spring and fall. We carry a wide and colorful variety of period suits and dresses for leads and chorus members. We also have available Haroldâ€™s reversible band uniform and band uniforms and hat.
We also have costume for â€œMusic Man Jr.â€ Please note that all of are sizes are in adult sizes. Please call in advance for availability of sizes below 30 bust and 32 chest
Be sure to book your order early for your production of â€œThe Music Manâ€!
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