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Idaho Shakespeare Festival's 'The Music Man'

Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Friday-Sunday, June 28-Sept. 1


When they think of The Music Man, most people probably think of the 1962 film starring Robert Preston as con man Harold Hill and Shirley Jones as librarian Marian Paroo; but the musical was a Broadway hit long before it was a movie. This season, Idaho Shakespeare Festival will stage its own production. In it, traveling con man Harold (Alex Syiek), who arrives in an Iowa burg, where he hopes to collect money to form a boys' band and skip town. He fails to account for Marian the librarian, who has suspected him since his arrival. Catch earwig numbers like "(Ya Got) Trouble," "Seventy-Six Trombones" and "Shipoopi," and marvel at a big, brassy musical that only the Idaho Shakespeare Festival can stage starting Friday, June 28.