The Music Man

Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School are proud to announce that they will present Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway musical The Music Man.

Performances are scheduled for Thursday, March 5th, Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th in Fulton’s Bodley High School Auditorium.

Curtain time is set for 7:30 P.M. each evening. Additionally there will be a 2:00 P.M. matinee on Saturday. Pre-sale tickets for The Music Man are available, here through March 3rd. After March 3rd, tickets will only be available at the door. All seating is general admission.

Set in the summer of 1912, The Music Man tells the story of con man Harold Hill who attempts to bring a boys’ band to the residents of River City, Iowa, complete with musical instruments and band uniforms. After spending time in River City he develops feelings for the town’s librarian and his attitude changes.

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man opened on Broadway in 1957 and became an instant hit. It won five TONY Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album and spent 245 weeks on the Billboard charts. It was revived on Broadway in the year 2000, had a successful a film version made in 1962, and a television adaptation in 2003. The Music Man is set to return to Broadway this fall. It is an audience favorite and is frequently produced by both professional, school and amateur theatre companies each year.

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