"Music Man" to be performed at Columbia Theatre Feb. 26
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“The Music Man,” one of Broadway's most popular musicals, is coming to Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts for one night only on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tickets are available at www.columbiatheatre.org or at 985-543-4371.
HAMMOND – One of Broadway’s most popular musicals, “The Music Man,” will appear on the stage of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts for one show only on Saturday, Feb. 26.
The 7:30 p.m. performance – presented by Windwood Theatricals –kicks off the spring season for the Hammond downtown theatre.
Columbia Theatre Interim Director Kenneth Boulton is excited about the production.
“’The Music Man’ will be a terrifically entertaining show,” said Boulton. “The Columbia has hosted a number of Windwood Theatrical productions in the past and they have always featured great entertainment for the whole family.”
The 1957 hit has received five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and ran on Broadway for over 1,300 shows. It also won the first Grammy Award for best original cast album.
The story takes place in 1912 and follows con man and traveling salesman Harold Hill, as he tries to swindle the townspeople of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy band he vows to organize. His plan to steal the money and skip town is stopped in its tracks when the town librarian, Marian Paroo, steals his heart.
“There will also be five middle school students from Tangipahoa Parish involved with this production on stage,” said Boulton. “They will certainly have the experience of a lifetime.”
Tickets range from $38 - $46 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.