Tickets Still Available for The Music Man March 12-14 at Palace Theatre

February 26, 2010

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

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.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at