Some things do not age well while other things improve with age. Meredith Willson The Music Man was the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 1957, but it is still as meaningful, delightful, and creative today as it was 63 years ago. The music continues to be catchy, fun, accessible, and moving. The story of a fast-talking con man coming to a Mayberry-esque small town only to find that reality can be both hard and lovely is one that bears retelling again and again. The Music Man is filled with eccentric characters you will long remember, and song after song that you will find yourself humming and singing for days and weeks after the curtain falls.The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the story of how what should have been a disaster turns into a truly beautiful thing. It is the story of how "outsiders" who don't really understand what Christmas means and how it is "supposed to be done" intrude on the annual church Christmas Pageant. In their fresh simple literal embrace of the story, they unknowingly cause the "insiders" to discover that perhaps they were the ones who really didn't understand. This fast-paced evening will provide plenty of laughs along the way while leaving you with a heart full of new perspective for this truly holy season.
Source: Springhouse Theatre