(Apple Valley)– Is that the Wells Fargo Wagon a-coming down the street? It is! This June, Hannett-Thorn-Productions and the Town of Apple Valley are bringing The Music Man to town. Harold Hill, Marian Paroo and the whole River City gang will delight family audiences with the first ever, full-length, live musical to be presented outdoors at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater. Join us June 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m. when a cast of more than 30 will bring this classic musical to life. The performances are free, thanks to many generous community sponsors.
The Music Man is the story of Harold Hill, a con-man who sells instruments and uniforms with the promise to form a youth band, but actually plans to skip town with the money. He is foiled when he falls for a prim librarian who sees through his scheme. Many in the audience will recognize songs such as “Ya Got Trouble (Right Here in River City)” and “76 Trombones” from the popular score.
The Music Man is offered free to the community through the generous support of the following donors: Presenting “Music Man” sponsor – Mr. Richard Rorex. “Harold Hill” sponsors: Walmart, Parsons and Security Paving. “River City” donors include Apple Valley Communications, Choice Medical Group and Greiner Buick, GMC, and Best, Best and Krieger. Additional support has been provided by Dokken Engineering, Solution Strategies, Shear Realty and Burrtec.
A very limited number of reserved box seats are available each night for purchase. Contact Davida James at (760) 900-6822 for information.
HTP (Hannett-Thorn-Productions) has been providing live musical theater to the High Desert since 2009. They recently produced Les Mis, and were the first community theater group in Southern California to secure the rights to this production.
“We are proud to work with The Town of Apple Valley in bringing this heartwarming, fun musical to the amphitheater stage and hope the citizens of Apple Valley enjoy this show!” said Danny Thorn, producer/director and partner in HTP.
For more information visit www.AppleValleyEvents.org or www.hannett-thorn-productions.com. Production support is being provided by Davida James, executive director of the Victor Valley Arts and Education Center.
The audience is asked to stay seated while actors are on stage, and refrain from talking and cell phone use. Food and drink may be purchased at intermission, or brought from home. No pets, alcohol or smoking allowed.