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Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man"

  • Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Address: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday until August 6, 2017
  • Starting: 02:00 PM
  • Phone: (515) 974-5358
  • Price: Tickets start at $29
Overview

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian.

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.

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.

Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man"