Tickets are still available for the Broadway-style production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, presented by Pleasure Guild, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, March 12-14 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre. All proceeds from the play are directed toward the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Children’s.
Starring Patrick Walters (Columbus) as Professor Harold Hill, and Kirstin Flaglor (Delaware) as Marian Paroo, The Music Man tells the story of traveling salesman, Hill (Walters), and his visit to a small Iowa town in 1912. There, he meets and falls in love with the willful, spinster librarian, Paroo (Flaglor). With his fast-talking style, Hill convinces the town that unless they adopt his revolutionary music program, the youngsters of River City will be forever doomed. He persuades the parents to buy instruments and expensive uniforms to form the River City Boys Band. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City.
Tickets are available for purchase at any Ticketmaster location. Tickets for main floor and loge seating are $22, and mezzanine seating is $20. Performance times are:
Friday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m.
For more information about Pleasure Guild, The Music Man or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.pleasureguild.org.
Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a 101-year-old organization dedicated to raising funds for the hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program. To do so, Pleasure Guild holds several fundraisers throughout the year with the annual play/production being the largest.
Last year, Pleasure Guild donated more than $200,000 to Nationwide Children’s.