Those who love live theater need not drive far or pay high prices to enjoy excellent theater. Fallbrook’s Mission Theater production of Meredith Wilson's beloved, “Music Man” provides an excellent example.
“Music Man” has drawn well-seasoned actors from San Diego's best known theaters and has integrated promising local talent seamlessly into this outstanding musical production.
The excellent acting talent in Music Man is matched by the outstanding musical ability of those who participate. The costumes and scenery also live up to the overall high standards set by this enjoyable and memorable production. Theater-goers will likely find themselves singing, humming or whistling Music Man's happy songs after the show and into the days ahead.
The opening scene, especially, catches immediate audience attention. Steam billows as the curtain opens and eyes lock on an enormous steam locomotive approaching. Before the audience’s eyes the locomotive face splits in two and twirls around revealing the interior of a passenger car fully loaded with traveling salesmen vocalizing the familiar syncopated “Music Man” opening refrain. What an ingenious set design by Keith Kopitzke.
Applause goes to producer Patty Hornsveld; director/choreographer, Jennifer Hornsveld; Sandra Kopitzke, Marion the Librarian; local talent J. Brad Britton, Professor Hill and all those whose labor of love, devotion and talent make Mission Theater's Music Man such a great success.
Don't miss this gem! The show continues through this weekend and concludes Sunday, May 23.
Call (760) 731-2278 for seat availability and show times.
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