Broadway classic comes to town
Theatre Group’s final show of the year – the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Music Man – opens this weekend. Directed by Sally Daly and starring Alex Dundas-Taylor, The Music Man tells the story of con man Harold Hill, who travels to the small town of River City, Iowa, to start a money-making scheme. Harold decides to convince the town it needs a boys’ band – but secretly plans to run away with their money once the boys have paid for their instruments and uniforms. His scheme moves along perfectly until he falls in love with the town piano player and librarian, Marian, played by Lauren Lee Innis. Even though she knows he’s a con man, and tries to publicly humiliate him on many occasions, Marian can’t help but fall in love with him. Choreographer Christopher King has been working on the show for the past three months and says he is looking forward to opening night. ‘‘ The Music Man has been a fantastic experience,’’ he says. ‘‘The preview went really smoothly and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, so roll up and book your tickets.’’ The show also stars Lauren Innis-Youren, David James Morris, Phillipa Bowe, Mark Reynolds, Sally Daly, Tiffany Harvey, Ian Moore, Lisa Bell and Phil Maas. Beenleigh Theatre Group’s
opens at Crete Street Theatre, Beenleigh, tomorrow night and plays Fridays at 7.30pm and Saturdays at 2pm and 7.30pm until November 10. Tickets are $26 to $31. Call 3287 1377 to book.