January 6, 2010 > The Music Man
The Music Man
StarStruck Theatre is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. This anniversary season opens with an American musical theatre classic, "The Music Man." The show is based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey; music and lyrics are by Willson. This production will feature a twenty-piece orchestra and a cast of 70 of the Bay Area's most talented youth performing family favorites that will have you tapping your toes and singing along to memorable tunes including "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Wells Fargo Wagon" and "Till There Was You."
River City's got Trouble . . . with a capital "T" that rhymes with "C" that stands for "con." When everyone's favorite con man, Harold Hill, steps off the train and into the lives of stubborn River City Iowans, his glittering scam unfolds before the audience. With the intention of grabbing the cash and skipping town, he poses as a band leader selling instruments and uniforms to create a River City Boys' Band. The plan goes awry when he finds himself changed by love and the acceptance of an open-hearted and transformed River City. The old-fashioned setting underscores a timeless message of the power of new ideas, music, and the arts.
The Music Man
January 9 to 24
Ohlone College Smith Center
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
Opening Night Performance - all seats $30
Regular Performances - $20-$25
15th Anniversary Special - $15-$22
10 percent discount to groups of 15 or more