Love a Classic: The Music Man

“You watch your phraseology!” Meredith Willson’s, The Music Man at The 5th Avenue Theatre features every classic line and song from the entertaining musical set in Iowa.

In case you’ve been living under a rock the show stars a traveling salesman named Harold Hill who arrives in River City, Iowa in the summer of 1912 with the intent to scam the local people. Highlights of the show include Laura Kenny who plays a very funny Mrs. Shinn (pictured above in green), Laura Griffith who plays Marian Paroo sings like an angel, and Noah Racey who plays Harold Hill dances so light on his feet in the library scene that that scene stole the show! (Both pictured in first photo.)

Overheard in the seats: ”I thought the start was slow, but the ensemble is incredible.”

Favorite scene: The library scene, so entertaining!

Get your tickets to The 5th Avenue Theatre’s The Music Man.

The show runs through Sunday, March 10. One intermission. Rated: PG.

Photos: Mark Kitaoka

Disclosure: As is common in the media industry, the writer was provided with complimentary press tickets for the purpose of review. While it has not influenced this review, CopyStrands believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest.