June 27, 2022

Artful Living Presents ‘The Music Man,’ July 28-30

AREAWIDE — There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman has his heart stolen by the town librarian!

This musical with a lush score is a treat for the entire family. Played by a full professional orchestra and including unforgettable songs such as “Till There Was You,” “Shipoopi,” and “Seventy-six Trombones,” The Music Man offers a night to remember.

See this show and, at the same time, support community theater. More than 100 residents from across the shoreline and up the Connecticut River star in this toe-tapping adventure with fast-talking salesman Professor Harold Hill, who convinces the townspeople of River City, Iowa that they need a band, instruments and uniforms.

But Harold is no musician. He plans to skip town with their money but his scheme comes to a crashing halt when he falls in love and suddenly has to face the music.

Producer Chris Solimene comments, “The truly inspiring truth of “The Music Man” is the lesson we learn about being transformed when we ‘face the music’ – the hope we have in being able to change like Harold. I’ve heard this story described as being truly different from a fairytale; it’s about finding strength in the realization that actions have consequences.”

Sponsored in part by Shore Publishing, the show is directed by Chris Solimene with musical direction by Joel Spineti and choreography by Paola Rarick.

Performances are as follows:

Friday July 28, 7:30 pm
Saturday July 29, 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday July 30, 2:00 pm

The musical will be performed at the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned Wagner Theater located within H-K Middle at 451 Rte. 81 Killingworth

Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (children/seniors)

To reserve tickets and for more information, visit www.ArtfulLivingCT.com

Discounts offered for groups of 10+. Questions? Call producer Chris Solimene at 860-389-1363