CSU, Chico’s School of the Arts presents a lavish, pull-out-the-stops production of “The Music Man,” an old fashioned musical featuring beautiful sets and costumes, an orchestra conducted by North State Symphony maestro Kyle Wiley Pickett, and talented Chico State actors and dancers performing alongside local school children. Directed by Sue Hargrave Pate, faculty member in the Department of Music and Theatre, “The Music Man” is this year’s “big show” at Chico State! Performances take place May 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. in beautiful Laxson Auditorium.
The musical, set in fictional River City, Iowa, celebrates small-town America of the early 1900s. Fast-talking con man “Professor” Harold Hill breezes into town promising the locals that he can teach the town’s children how to play in a magnificent marching band if they buy uniforms and instruments from him. It’s all part of a big swindle, but falling in love with the town librarian isn’t part of the deal. With classic tunes that include “Ya Got Trouble,” “Goodnight My Someone,” “Till There Was You,” and the show-stopping “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “The Music Man” is an irresistible, all-American musical the whole family will enjoy!
For best seats purchase tickets well in advance at the University Box Office, 898-6333. Tickets also available online.
Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.