1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. (60 Minute Version for Young Performers)
Master showman Harold Hill is in town, and he’s got “seventy-six
trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian,
resist his powerful allure? Based on the timeless Broadway classic, The Music Man JR. adapts this masterful
musical for young performers. The result is family entertainment at its
best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town
The story follows fast-talking traveling
salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into
buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize.
The catch? He doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to
skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose
belief in Harold’s powers just might help him succeed in the end in
spite of himself.
Perfect for community groups,
summer camps, and schools, the cast features a soaring soprano ingénue
part and a leading role for a charismatic actor, as well as over twenty
roles for kids of every level. The Music Man
JR. is the perfect vehicle for your young cast, a
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The original production of "Songs for a New World" at the WPA theatre was directed by Harold Prince’s daughter, Daisy.