The Music Man
January 16 - February 3
Music and Lyrics by
Book by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Directed by Rachel Rockwell
“Stellar offering…by far the best local Music Man in years…3 1/2 stars” –Chris Jones / Chicago Tribune
“Another Paramount triumph” –Hedy Weiss / Chicago Sun-Times
“Perfect starter show to introduce your kids to live theater…Recommended” –Dean Richards / WGN-TV Radio
“What a great musical is all about” –Tom Williams / Chicago Critic
“This is one of those true FAMILY shows, and we don’t get as many as we need, so make it a family trip to beautiful Aurora…4 stars” –Alan Bresloff / Around the Town
“…a charmer…enough to turn a skeptic into a “Music Man” convert…” –Lisa Miner / Daily Herald
“…best revivals to date” –Michael J. Roberts / Showbiz Chicago
Director Rachel Rockwell also directed the recent smash hit Annie and was named 2012 Chicagoan of the Year in Theater by the Chicago Tribune.
It’s going to be a busy week for traveling salesman Harold Hill. He has to convince the residents of River City he’s a well-accomplished musician; convince the Mayor of River City to put him in charge of starting a children’s band; convince the parents of River City to buy their young musicians uniforms and instruments from him; then get out of town with everyone’s money before there’s trouble in River City.
The scenery is spectacular, the costumes are colorfully lavish and the music, combined with the choreography, is bound to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and march.
This show is Rated G.
Approximate Run Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes (includes 20 minute intermission)