Rounding out the season is this ever-popular musical by Meredith Willson. You’ll meet Professor Harold Hill who shows up in River City, Iowa, just in time for the Fourth of July picnic, with plans for a boys’ band. There’ll be bright shiny trombones and trumpets, flashy uniforms and spectacular music, Hill tells the townsfolk, and he’ll lead the band himself. But Hill is a con man without a clue about music. And Marian the Librarian knows it.
The show features toe-tapping favorites like “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Trouble,” “Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Rock Island Line” and romantic favorites like “My White Knight” and “Till There Was You,” plus barbershop quartet music. It’s buoyant and upbeat and just plain fun.
Nedra Bloom directs this final show of CCT’s 53rd season.