FTC's 'The Music Man' to open this weekend
Fredericksburg Theater Company’s summer musical, “The Music Man,” opens this weekend.
Nine performances will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning Friday, June 15, and continuing through July 1 at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
A celebratory opening night gala is planned for Friday.
For more information, visit www.fredericksburgtheater.org.
The Steve W. Shepherd Theater is located at 1668 U.S. 87 South.
Ticket sales for “The Music Man” are continuing.
Admission is $29 for adults, $12 for children 17 and under.
Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 888-669-7114.
Opening night gala
The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday with food and beverages served in the lobby.
Live music will play in the background as audience members are free to mingle and enjoy the refreshments.
At 7:30 p.m. the curtain rises on “The Music Man.”
Following the first act, during intermission, desserts will be served in the lobby.
All of this is included in the cost of admission to the opening night performance.
“As always, we want opening night to be a special experience for our audience,” said executive director Steve Reily. “The gala is a lot of work, but it adds to the full experience of opening night. In the world of theater, there is nothing quite like the excitement and thrill of performing for the first time before an audience.”
Reily anticipates the production will sell out quickly.
“‘The Music Man’ is the perfect summer musical. It has a huge cast, wonderful scenery and costumes, and some of the most beautiful songs ever written for Broadway,” he said.
“Advance sales have been robust,” Reily said. “I highly recommend getting your tickets now.”
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