March 2017

Main Street Youth Theatre Presents The Music Man

Author: Special to CH2


Professor Harold Hill ( Daniel Cort) croons with River City’s Barbershop Quartet ( Frank Schuertz, Tom Jaques, Nark Erickson and Jeff Corry) in Main Street Youth Theatre’s production of The Music Man

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill, played by Daniel Cort, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize—this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for prim librarian and piano teacher, Marian Paroo, played by Taryn Wetherington, who sees through him. When Harold helps her younger brother, Winthrop Paroo, played by JP Carr, she begins to fall in love and transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Complete with a Barbershop Quartet made up of Frank Schuertz, Tom Jaques, Mark Erickson and Jeff Corry and the Conductor played by longtime Main Street Youth Theatre actor and supporter Jerry Wilcox and an ensemble of youth from the Lowcountry you won’t want to miss!

Director Phil Harris, a newcomer to the Lowcountry, brings a wealth of theatre experience. Musical direction is by Beth Corry, who has directed other MSYT shows. And choreographing this fast-paced show is longtime dancer and choreographer, Jodi Layman.

The Music Man opens March 15. Shows are at 7 p.m. March 15-18 and March 22-25 with 2 p.m. matinees on March 19 and 26. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (over 65) and $15 for students (under 21). Don’t miss our Thrifty Thursday on March 16, $15 for adults and $10 for students. We recommend buying tickets in advance for this night.

In addition, SERG Group will be promoting a special night out with dinner, show and dessert for only $65. Tickets for this promotion will be sold only for the March 22-25 shows with a limited number of tickets sold per night.

The Music Man will be at the Hilton Head Preparatory Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. For advance tickets, call the box office at (843) 689-6246 or visit msyt.org.

??MSYT is a nonprofit organization established in 1997 and is the only youth theatre in southern Beaufort County. For more information about MSYT visit online at msyt.org or e-mail infomsyt@gmail.com. ??

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