It’s 1912, and there’s trouble in River City Iowa! Traveling salesmen are everywhere. One day, Professor Harold Hill arrives. His particular scheme involves pitching an elaborate musical con. First duped are the absent minded mayor, his wife, and the bickering school board members and their wives. Then Harold meets the lovely librarian, Marian Paroo, and her shy little brother named Winthrop. Will Harold leave with everyone’s swindled money, or will love win out by curtain’s fall?

Opening night for “The Music Man” is Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m. Theater goers can also choose from five other 7 p.m. performances: Friday, March 11th; Saturday, March 12th; Wednesday, March 16th; Thursday, March 17th; and Friday, March 18th. A matinee performance will be available on Sunday, March 13th, at 3:00 p.m.

This musical features such songs as “Rock Island,” “Till There Was You” and “Seventy-six Trombones.”

Northwest Christian Senior Noah Raver plays Professor Hill, Junior Olivia Roth plays Marian, Senior Alice Huseland plays Mrs. Paroo, Freshman Lucas Ricks plays Mayor Shinn, Senior Brook Pickett plays Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Senior Nathan Raver plays Marcellus, Sixth Grader Ethan Donahoe plays Winthrop, and Eighth Grader Ellie Hilderbrand plays Amaryllis.

All shows will be presented in the Northwest Christian Chapel at the school’s Upper Campus at 5104 E. Bernhill Road in Colbert. Admission is $10.00 per person.

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