“THE MUSIC MAN”
Presents “The Music Man”
Thursday July 22, Friday July 23 & Saturday July 24
Meredith Willson’s affectionate tribute to a bygone era follows a fast-talking traveling salesman who cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen. Paul Jacques, producer/director.
Co-sponsored by The Physicians of Beaver Medical Group.
Presented by the Redlands Community Music Association
The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival story began in 1923 with the founding of the Redlands Community Music Association (RCMA) by a woman with a vision – Grace Stewart Mullen. Mrs. Mullen’s vision was that “music is for everyone,” and should be accessible to all regardless of their ability to pay for admission. Her dream of bringing professional quality, classically oriented, music-based performing arts to her community has prospered for over 87 years. The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival holds the distinction of being the oldest continuous music festival in the United States at which no admission is charged. Since its inception in 1923, an estimated eight million people have attended an evening of entertainment under the stars at the Redlands Bowl.