Walled Lake Central High School’s production of “The Music Man” will be coming to town for the last two weekends in April.
Walled Lake Central students will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 and Saturdays, April 21 and 27. Performances beginning at 2 p.m. will take place on April 21, Sunday, April 22, and Sunday, April 28.
The musical is about a man, Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader. He cons naive townsfolk into buying band instruments and uniforms and then leaves town with all the cash. However, that changes in River City, Iowa, when he meets librarian and piano teacher Marian Paroo. Although Marian sees Hill for the con man he is, her feelings change for him after he helps her younger brother.
This is the impetus for Hill and Marian falling in love, which leads to further complications as Hill risks being caught for his cons.
The musical was written by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey, with Wilson also doing the music and lyrics. It also inspired the 1962 film “The Music Man.”
The musical features popular songs such as “Seventy-six Trombones,” “Iowa Stubborn,” and “Till There Was You.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and senior citizens.
They can be purchased at www.wlctickets.com or by calling the Ticket Hot Line at 248-956-4980.