HARVARD — The Bromfield Drama Society will present its spring musical, “The Music Man” on May 19, 20 and 22, at 8 p.m., at the Cronin Auditorium in the Bromfield School.
Written by Franklin Lacey and Meredith Willson, “The Music Man” tells the story of a traveling salesman, Harold Hill, and his visit to River City, IA, in 1912.
”Professor” Hill (played by Aidan Kinney) is actually a con man from Gary, Ind., who sells musical instruments, pretending that he will teach youngsters to play them and form a town band. His plan to carry out the scam in small-town River City is thwarted when he becomes attracted to Marian Paroo, the local librarian and piano teacher (played by Kelsey Marksteiner), who immediately recognizes him as a fraud.
When town officials (played by Steve Hayward, Lewis Pacheco, Mike Griffeth, Dan Childs, Paul Jordan and Joel Wool) become suspicious of him, he forms them into a barbershop quartet. He charms the ladies of River City by encouraging the mayor’s wife, Eulalee Shinn (played by Lily Narbonne), to put on a concert and wins Marian over by his kindness towards her shy younger brother, Winthrop (played by Sean LeRoy).
Although she recognizes Harold’s scheme, Paroo falls in love with Hill and helps him to escape detection. But, chaos ensues as Mayor Shinn (Tyler Alderson) learns of Hill’s shady past and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City.
Tickets for the show will be available at the door. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. For information call (978) 456-4152, ext. 557.