The Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University, with Windwood Theatricals, Inc., will present one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Jan. 15 and 16 at 3 p.m. Performances will take place in the Drama Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.
An affectionate musical tribute to Smalltown, USA, of a bygone era, “The Music Man” follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill in 1912 as he cons the naive people of River City, Iowa, into buying musical instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a trumpet! His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for prim Marian, the town librarian, with chaos ensuing as the townsfolk get wind of his scheme.
Filled with classic musical fun, tender romance, barbershop quartets and favorite songs like “Ya Got Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Goodnight My Someone,” “Gary, Indiana” and “Till There Was You,” “The Music Man” is the perfect all-American musical!
Debuting in 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for "Best Original Cast Album." “The Music Man” was adapted for the screen in 1962, starring its original Broadway star, Robert Preston, as Hill.
Tickets are $26 for adults and $18 for youth under 17. Group discount tickets are available.
For more information, contact the Cultural Events Series at 301-687-3137 or visit http://ces.frostburg.edu.
The Cultural Events Series is supported by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions and two regional higher education centers within the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity.
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