In previews: The Music Man

Posted by Randy Shulman
May 12, 2012 10:00 AM |

Arena Stage's Molly Smith picks up where she left off with last year's stunning revamp of Oklahoma!, this time reviving Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey's musical classic The Music Man, featuring such timeless tunes as "76 Trombones" and "Ya Got Trouble" and "Shipoopi." Burke Moses (Broadway's Beauty and the Beast) stars as smooth-talking "professor" Harold Hill, out to swindle the citizens of River City. Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow) stars as Marian the Librarian. (She's sweet, but she doesn't hold a stake to demon-fighting librarian Giles.) In previews. Runs through July 22. Arena Stage -- Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6th St. SW. Tickets are $51 to $66. Call 202-488-3300 or visit

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