Sherman Community Players production of
THE MUSIC MAN
Book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson February 15 — 24 at the Finley Theater Sponsor is Wells Fargo Advisors
THE MUSIC MAN is the story of Professor Harold Hill and his impact on the sleepy town of River City, Iowa. Hill arrives in that small community on July 4, 1912, with every intention of fleecing the town’s citizens. But even with nothing but the lowest of intentions, he inadvertently brings joy into their lives and into his own life, as well. His “con” is simple but effective: he convinces a town’s residents he can teach their children to play in a marching band if they buy the instruments and uniforms he has for sale. Then he simply collects the money and escapes fulfilling his promises. His best laid plans, however, go wonderfully awry when he falls in love with the town librarian, Marian Paroo, who makes an honest man of the perennial huckster. Trapped by his own love for Marian, Hill is literally forced to face the music when he is made to “conduct” his rag-tag orchestra. While the children can hardly play their instruments, the inner music that Hill and the band bring into the life of the town transforms River City.