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Atlas Performing Arts Center
at Linden Ct NE 1333 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002
202-399-7993
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"The Music Man"
19 ratings
4.5 average rating
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350 events
230 reviews
79 stars
attended Mar 07 2009

It was fabulous. I have never seen a better production of any theatrical event any time, any place, or by any other performers, including the original production that I saw on Broadway 50 years ago. The whole cast gave outstandingly superb...continued

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18 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 26 2009

Hands down, the BEST 'Savoyards' production I've ever seen!

Tempos were more community theater than professional but the costumes, casting, choreography and quartet were exceptional.

A delightful evening's entertainment - get there before...continued

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36 events
18 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 08 2009

This was an entertaining play and very well performed.

The only (slight) downside was that the actors voices, particularly when singing, would have benefited from improved amplification.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Utterly charming…Delightful piece of Americana…The music alone could justify the trip…Live musicians of this quality make a real difference in the musical theatre experience.” —DC Theatre Scene
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Description

_The Music Man

_music direction by N. Thomas Pedersen

directed by Michael Baron

choreography by Matthew Gardiner

 The Music Man will put smiles on your faces—it’s sure to give you a grin as big as the state of Iowa.

_ The Music Man_ tells the story of a community that comes to believe that it can turn itself around. It embraces hope, talents, a we-can-do attitude. Children learn to do things they had not imagined they could do, and adults discover that they can get along. Music is the key. You will agree, when Professor Harold Hill convinces you as well as the River City School Board.
p. When The Music Man opened at the Majestic in New York City, December 19, 1957, _New York Times _critic Brooks Atkinson called it "as American as apple pie and a Fourth of July oration.”

Fast-talking hustler Harold Hill,becomes “Professor” Harold Hill when he takes on River City, Iowa in the summer of 1912, convincing the citizenry that the new pool table will send their children into trouble. His solution: a band with instruments and uniforms that he will sell them. He plans to bilk them of their money and get out of town.

Although she sees through him, the town librarian, Marian Paroo, slowly falls for Hill’s attentions. She comes to see him as “her someone” and knows for sure that he has inspired confidence and self-assurance in her shy young brother Winthrop.

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