Corban University Theatre to delight the Salem community with this musical comedy:
THE MUSIC MAN
Book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson
November 9–November 19, 2017
Psalm Performing Arts Center
“If you want to be happy, spend an evening with ‘The Music Man.’” – Robert Coleman
Join Corban University Theatre this November as they present “The Music Man.” This well-loved musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson features con man Harold Hill, who promises a small Iowa town to help them form a band—but he has no musical training! Directed by the seasoned Tamara McGinnis, Director of Theatre Arts and Assistant Professor of English at Corban, the production runs at the Psalm Center on Corban’s campus from November 9–November 19. Tickets are on sale now at https://inside.corban.edu/theatre/events, and can also be purchased at the door.
About The Music Man Con man Harold Hill plans to dupe the small town of River City, Iowa, just as he has countless other unsuspecting towns. He sells the townspeople band uniforms and musical instruments, promising to help them start a band, all while secretly planning to skip town with the money. This time, however, the con’s best-laid plans are turned topsy-turvy when he falls in love with Marian, the town librarian—incidentally, the only person who sees through Harold’s schemes. A comedy that both delights and instructs, “The Music Man” comes with as many layers as its duplicitous main character. We welcome families to this irresistible, classic show, first staged on Broadway in 1957. Sixty years later, well, there’s still “trouble in River City.”
Corban University’s production of “The Music Man” is directed by Tamara McGinnis. The cast includes Ethan Miller as Harold Hill (Jeremiah Speten, understudy); Brylie Fitzgerald as Marian Paroo (Catherine Vessey, understudy); Jeremiah Speten as Marcellus Washburn (William Parker, understudy); and John Crocker as Mayor Shinn.
Thursday, November 9th, at 10:30 a.m. (matinee)
Friday, November 10th, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11th, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 17th, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18th, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 19th, at 2:30 p.m. (matinee)
Corban University Theatre Arts provides a platform for students to use their talents in creative productions that display the truth of the human condition, the truth of the world we live in, and often the truth of redemption. We do this by imitating the variety found in creation: staging comedies, tragedies, dramas, and musicals dedicated to furthering themes that affirm God’s perspective on this world.