March 27, 2015

Plays Weekends, May 8-17

The Music Man Marches Into Carson City

Features Andie Anderson and Matt Wilkerson
Features Andie Anderson and Matt Wilkerson

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015 with two Broadway blockbusters.

The critically acclaimed, award-winning Carson City musical theatre company offers a delightful year for the whole family. The season opens May 8 with the high-stepping favorite, Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Featuring the high-stepping 76 Trombones, the romantic 'Til There Was You, and the comical Trouble in River City.

Performances are weekends, May 8 through 17. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, May 16.

The story tells of charismatic, fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill who sells band instruments and uniforms with the promise of teaching children how to perform, then takes the money and skips town each time the band instruments arrive. His plans fall apart, though, when he falls in love with Marion, the local librarian, and he decides to stay and face the music so he can marry her.
Willson's award-winning score includes several styles of music, ranging from barbershop quartet to early rap. The cast album for The Music Man won the first Grammy Award ever presented. The show won eight Tony Awards - beating West Side Story for Best Musical.

The production was turned into a movie in 1962, starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones. Playing Harold Hill and Marian Paroo in this production are Matt Wilkerson and Andie Anderson. Phoenix Burke plays young Winthrope.

Some 50 people complete the cast. Stephanie Arrigotti produces and directs, Gina Kaskie Davis is the choreographer and Kevin Murphy the conductor.

Then hold on to your hats and hold the dates: In November, "a wind in the east" brings an incomparable Broadway hit to our area for the first time! A not-to-be-missed, high-flying, supercalifragilistic spectacular! Step in time to the magical music of Disney, as WNMTC presents Mary Poppins! Tickets are $28 or $25 per show.

Season ticket purchases receive an additional discount. Shop early for best seats, as all seating is reserved. Click through the link on WNMTC.com or call 866-977-6849.

For additional information, please contact:
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2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu


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