The Music Man

Sep 13 – Nov 11
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre

“Bring the Entire Family”

Book, Music and Lyrics by
MEREDITH WILLSON
Story by
MEREDITH WILLSON and FRANKLIN LACEY

Never seen before on Barter Theatre’s stage, there is truly nothing more American than Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway musical, “The Music Man.”

The fast-talking “Professor” Harold Hill convinces the parents of River City, Iowa, to buy band instruments and uniforms for their youngsters to save them from the corrupting influence of the local pool hall. In the process, he falls for the local librarian, Marian Paroo. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned, and the town is divided in their belief in this charismatic man. This story features some of musical theatre’s great characters including Mrs. Paroo, Winthrop, Hill’s sidekick Marcellus, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, and a host of others performed by Barter’s Resident Acting Company, who you know and love. Featuring songs from Willson’s timeless score including “Goodnight, My Someone,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” “(Ya Got) Trouble,” and “Till There Was You.”