Tomorrow is the closing night for The Music Man at Malkin Bowl. I finally saw the show on Tuesday after my volunteer shift doing box office! It was entertaining and fun! Definitely, a good pairing with Titanic The Musical! The Music Man celebrates its 100 years as well! What makes this a great production for me is you get exactly what a musical should be! Fun songs and awesome choreography that goes along with it! This will definitely entertain the kids more compared to Titanic! Theatre Under The Stars definitely chose great musicals for their season!
Show Information from Tuts.ca:
Directed by SARAH RODGERS
Choreography by DAYNA TEKATCH
Musical Direction by CHRISTOPHER KING
The creative team that delivered last summer’s hit Anything Goes takes on another beloved Broadway classic: the story of charming con man Harold Hill, who sets out to scam the townspeople of River City, Iowa by posing as a marching band organizer who will keep their kids out of trouble if they give him money for instruments and uniforms. Unexpectedly, Harold meets his match in prim Marion the librarian…but the course of true love (and deception) never did run smooth, and hilarity ensues, accompanied by a succession of timeless songs, from “Ya Got Trouble” and “Seventy-Six Trombones” to “Gary Indiana” and “Till There Was You” (all from the pen of Meredith Willson).
Like TITANIC, The Music Man is set exactly one hundred years ago in 1912; also like Titanic, it won five Tony Awards during its first Broadway run (50 years ago), including Best Musical. TUTS is excited to bring this delightful, memorable show to Stanley Park this summer.
So the reason why I have been trying to see this ASAP is because Sarah Rodgers directed this production! She taught part of a class I took at UBC and it was great working with her! Plus I love the productions she has done before (Billy Bishop Goes To War is my favorite!). The Music Man has been made into movies too! I could picture how the movie would have been like! I have not seen the movie versions yet but to give you an idea what the production is like, here are clips from a couple of songs from the musical:
I am a big fan of seeing live productions! So, a movie is nothing in comparison to that! Plus I love the casting for the production! Love the character, Winthrop (the kid who has a lisp)! He is too cute!