Bravada, a local barbershop quartet will appear in the Mt. Gilead little theatre production of the musical, The Music Man.
There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking traveling salesman and con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. The problem? The town mayor and the school board, and especially the stern librarian, Marian Paroo, don’t quite buy Harold’s story. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian the librarian who transforms him into a respectable citizen.
As All-American as apple pie and as charming as can be, The Music Man is a crowd-pleasing show.
Bravada appears as the school board in River City, Iowa who really don’t care much for each other until Harold Hill has them sing the simple phrase “Ice Cream,” followed by the song “Sincere.” They then become the school board quartet. Members of Bravada are Trevor Garrabrant as Ewart Dunlap, Tim Brant as Jacey Squires, Dan Crow as Olin Britt and R. F. Miller as Oliver Hix.
The production will be held at Mt. Gilead High School Friday, July 24 – 7:30 PM; July 25 – 7:30 PM; and July 26 – 2:30 PM. Tickets: Adult $10 Student $8.