February 12, 2022 - 7:00 pm
The Creation of “The Music Man”
This singular musical theatre classic was written by a single person – Meredith Willson, a fellow with a most unusual background before his monster hit first show opened in 1957, when he was 55. This presentation examines the range of Willson’s many talents, and follows his five-year struggle to write a musical about his beloved Iowa hometown, and then to find a producer for it, and finally a star.
The program will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy. Mr. Troy’s shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos, original graphics, edited audio tracks and video clips, live performers, and a scripted narrative.
TICKETS: $20.00 All Seats
121 West Van Buren Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098