Tony-Winning Musical Comedy The Music Man at Arena Stage
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The last date listed for The Music Man was Sunday July 22, 2012 / 7:30pm (Closing Night).
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- “Arena’s got no trouble at all … As sturdy, moving and enchantingly sung a <em>Music Man</em> as you’re ever likely to come across.” --<em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/arena-stages-music-man-is-iowa-stubborn-and-washington-smooth/2012/05/24/gJQAACnOoU_story.html ">Washington Post</a></em>
- “Wonderful … The perfect show for families” --<a target="_blank" href="http://mdtheatreguide.com/2012/05/theatre-review-the-music-man-at-arena-stage-at-the-mead-center-for-american-theater/ ">Maryland Theatre Guide</a>
- “Delightful … you’re going to love it.” --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.welovedc.com/2012/05/25/we-love-arts-the-music-man/ ">We Love DC</a>
- “An incredible theatrical feat … Burke Moses's performance as Hill is spot on … [Kate] Baldwin's voice is true talent.” --<a target="_blank" href="http://dc.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Anything-But-Shipoopi-Arena-Stages-THE-MUSIC-MAN-20120527_page2 ">Broadway World</a>
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Directed by Molly Smith
Choreography by Parker Esse
Featuring Burke Moses (Disney's Beauty and the Beast) and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin
Illustration by Doug Fraser
About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage
Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.
The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.