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Meredith Willson's The Music Man

MAY 11 – JUL 22, 2012

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson

Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Directed by Molly Smith
Choreography by Parker Esse
Illustration by Doug Fraser

in the Fichandler

Giant American Musical

For Harold Hill, there’s a sucker born every minute. Sooner or later, this smooth-talking “Professor” has everyone eating out of the palm of his hand – and the citizens of River City, Iowa are his latest mark. When local librarian Marian Paroo tries to expose him as a swindler, Hill sets out to win her heart and save his hide. Will the town get wise to Hill before he steals their savings or will Marian make an honest man out of him?

Artistic Director Molly Smith brings her no-nonsense freshness that made Oklahoma! an audience favorite to five-time Tony Award winner, The Music Man. Starring Burke Moses (original Gaston in Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast) and Tony Award nominee, Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow), this summer’s toe-tapping production, featuring all-time favorites “Ya Got Trouble,” “Goodnight Ladies,” “Shipoopi,” and “76 Trombones,” will put a spring in your step and a song in your heart.

The Music Man runs approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, including one intermission.


“Arena’s got no trouble at all … As sturdy,
moving and enchantingly sung a ‘Music Man’ as
you’re ever likely to come across.”

— Washington Post

5 stars … Burke Moses is superb.”

— DC Metro Theater Arts

“Utterly charming … Kate Baldwin is quite spectacular.”

— Washingtonian

“An incredible theatrical feat … Burke Moses's performance as Hill is spot on … [Kate] Baldwin's voice is true talent.”

— Broadway World

“Wonderful … The perfect show for families”

— Maryland Theatre Guide

“Delightful … you’re going to love it.”

— We Love DC

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American Voices

Molly Smith

Molly Smith

“If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music in which he hears.” — Henry David Thoreau (1854)