By Eileen Symmons
There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian in this adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic.
Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man Jr. features some of musical theater’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man Jr. is family entertainment at its best—a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter.
Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.
Join the audience on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m., for a special matinée performance in Immaculata Hall, 1300 Northern Blvd. Tickets are available online at www.stmary11030.org or at the door 30 minutes prior to each show. General admission $10, VIP reserved $20. For more information, please call 516-627-0184.