Thursday, June 27, 2013

Journey Theater to Present "Music Man"

Journey Theater Arts Group is excited to present THE MUSIC MAN. An affectionate tribute to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, by Meredith Willson. The musical 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 he vows to organize--this despite the fact 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.

This award winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to its quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads which have become popular standards. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson from a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. This is a combined effort, featuring adults as well as children, from all the area Journey chapters, but most of the cast is from Vancouver, thus we will be reviewing the show.

Performances at The Mago Hunt Theatre at University of Portland. August 9 – 18, 2013. Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Pre-sale Adult tickets are $18. Student and Military tickets are $15 (with ID). Youth and Senior tickets are $12. All tickets for the Saturday, August 10, 2 p.m. performance are $12. All tickets $2 more at the door. Tickets are on sale now at and 360.750.8550.

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