Havering Music Makers

Previous Shows - The Music Man

The Music Man
Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex
Thursday 1st - Saturday 3rd August 2002
Evenings 8:00pm
Saturday matinee 4:00pm

The Music Man opened on Broadway in 1957 and ran for 1,375 performances. It won 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, beating off competition from other nominees including West Side Story. The show also won the first-ever Grammy Award for "Best Original Cast Album".

The Music Man is the endearing story of fast-talking travelling salesman, Harold Hill, and his visit to the small Iowa town of River City. "Professor" Harold Hill convinces the town that unless they adopt his revolutionary music program, "The Think System", the morale of the youngsters of River City will be forever doomed. He cons the parents into buying instruments and expensive uniforms in order to form the River City Boys Band - planning to skip town with the money!

But Hill doesn't count on falling in love with Marian Paroo, the town librarian, and chaos ensues as Hill's credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens.

Don't know Music Man? Have a look at these with our friends at Dress Circle:
The Music Man Original Broadway Cast CD recording
The Music man Original Film Soundtrack CD recording
The Music Man Film PAL Video
(starring Robert Preston & Shirley Jones)
The Music Man Film DVD
The Music Man Full Vocal Score
The Music Man Vocal Selections

Seventy-Six Trombones • Till There Was You
Goodnight Ladies Ya Got Trouble • Goodnight, My Someone

Meredith Willson's
The Music Man
By arrangement with Warner/Chappell Music Limited
Havering Music Makers are an amateur society affiliated to The National Operatic and Dramatic Association and acknowledge the support of Havering Arts Council



The Music Man was a very happy show for the members, and thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. But it was a hard show to sell to the public!


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  Last Revised: 20th February 2004 by
Nick Ford

© Richard Williams, Nick Ford & Carla Moore 2004