Local production of ‘Music Man’ set for this weekend
by Daniel Gaddy
Jun 07, 2012 | 1139 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Walker Community Theatre and the Athletic Arts Center will present a production of the award-winning musical “The Music Man” Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Maria Ross, who is directing the performance along with Cindy Laing, said the cast and crew of the production will include more than 50 children and adults from the community.

“They have put so much time and talent into this show,” Ross said.

The musical, which was written and composed by Meredith Wilson, follows Harold Hill, who travels to small towns pretending to be a boy’s band organizer and leader. Hill normally sells musical equipment to the townspeople and then skips town with the cash. However, when he meets librarian and piano teacher Marian Paroo in River City, Iowa, the two start falling for one another, and Hill risks being caught to win her over.

“The Music Man” became a hit on Broadway in 1957 and won five Tony Awards. The cast album also won a Grammy Award.

The local production of the musical will be held at Rowland auditorium on the Jasper campus of Bevill State Community College. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Ross said a lot of local favorites will be performing as well as some new, surprising talents.

“A lot of people will be bringing a lot of different talents together for a great show for this community,” she said.

For more information about the show, contact the Athletic Arts Center at 205-387-9337.