The Music Man

The Music Man

Music by M. Willson

"One of the great glories of American popular culture."


Con man Harold Hill likes to take advantage of Midwestern hospitality. He can’t play a note, but tries to fleece the people of River City by posing as a boys' band organizer and plans to skip town with their naive investment!

Until Marian the Librarian sees through him and begins to melt his conniving heart.

This hit Broadway show won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, after its 1957 debut, as well as the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Now-iconic tunes include “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Goodnight, Ladies,” and “Till There Was You”—recorded by even the Beatles and performed on their first Ed Sullivan Show appearance, in 1964.

If you miss this great family funfest, all we can say is “Ya Got Trouble”!

In English with English supertitles.

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Creative Team

Conductor: Brian Eads
Fresh off the national tour of Les Misérables, this dynamic rising conductor makes his IU Jacobs Opera Theater debut

Director: Candace Evans
Internationally celebrated director and choreographer of opera, theater, and ballet

Set Designer: Steven Kemp
Multi-talented designer for numerous major opera and theater companies, including Off-Broadway

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