Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, Presented by
The Woodrow Wilson
Performing Arts Department
Honors Memory of Long Time Volunteer Vickie Thompson
When: April 19th at 7:30 pm
April 20th at 7:30 pm
April 21st at 7:30 pm
April 22nd at 2:30 pm
(Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time)
Tickets: Tickets go on sale Monday, March 19th 2018. General admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Reserved seating is $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Buy advance tickets at www.woodrowwildcats.org or call (214) 324-0962
More Information: www.woodrowwildcats.org
DALLAS, March 5, 2018—Woodrow Wilson High School Performing Arts Department presents its 61st consecutive musical theater production, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, April 19-22, 2018.
This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Vickie Thompson, long time Lakewood resident and community volunteer, who worked as the costume coordinator for the Woodrow musical for more than 15 years. She did great work, but more importantly, made each student with whom she came in contact feel important. To honor her memory, this year, the Woodrow Wilson Performing Arts Department chose to present one of her favorite shows.
Synopsis: Harold Hill, a smooth-talking con man, expects to dupe the residents of River City, Iowa. He presents himself as a bandleader and recruits the boys in town to form a band, while actually planning to pocket the money for instruments and uniforms and then skip town. The beautiful Marian Paroo, the local librarian, and some other towns folk aren’t so sure Harold can be trusted. As Harold works his scheme, he finds himself growing attached to the town and its residents, particularly Ms. Marian. Trouble in River City ensues, when Harold is nearly exposed as a con man and must choose between his scheme and the people he has come to know and love. This all-American show has pleased crowds for generations and is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Woodrow Wilson High School has a rich tradition of musical theater and may be able to stake a claim as the home of high school musicals in Texas, producing its first, Best Foot Forward, in 1943. The East Dallas community comes together each year to ensure the Woodrow musical is a success.