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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
book, music, and lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON

story by MEREDITH WILLSON and FRANKLIN LACEY

Once on this Island is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

ABOUT THE SHOW

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that 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, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

"What’s the moment when The Music Man completely entraps the audience, us credulous marks, in its glorious web? ...It may be at the same instant that the antihero, conman Harold Hill..., mesmerizes the people of River City, Iowa, with his rousing description of a parade of “Seventy-Six Trombones.” There’s plenty to pick at in this production, lots to disconcert purists, but when a town’s worth of kids line up behind Harold, that unflappable Pied Piper, and starts marching, The Music Man insists on being irresistible."

– Slant Magazine

"By all means, take your kids. You’ll be raising a brand new generation of theater lovers."

– Variety

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DATES:

May 10th - June 1st, 2024
Thursdays to Saturdays at 7pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm

VENUE:

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

RUNNING TIME:

Two act musical, approx. 120 mins with 15 minute intermission

TICKET PRICES:

GENERAL:  $28 child, $33 adult

PREMIUM:  $33 child, $38 adult
CHILDREN are aged 3 to 17

RECOMMENDED FOR:

ages 6+

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Suggestive themes, flashing lights, loud sounds.

 

THEMES & TALKING POINTS:

Love, responsibility, overcoming adversity, personal fulfillment, transformation, redemption, change.

Video courtesy of The Music Man on Broadway, 2022, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, directed by Jerry Zaks.
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