The Music Man

Civic Theatre is proud to present Meredith Willson‘s classic, The Music Man, at the Tarkington Theatre April 28th through May 13th.  Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM, and the Final Saturday (May 13th) at 5:00 PM.

About the show

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Creative team

The creative team reads like a “who’s who” of the local theatre scene.  Directed and choreographed by Anne Nicole Beck, the music director is Brent E. Marty, and the stage manager is Joanne Johnson.

Tickets and information

Tickets are available by calling the Civic box office at (317)-843-3800, or by visiting

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