No rain ponchos or rain insurance were needed for the opening night of The Music Man at the 2012 TUTS season at the Malkin Bowl this Wednesday night. The weather was perfect and the bugs behaved themselves allowing us to enjoy a great night of stellar singing and dancing with The Music Man.
Daren Herbert was perfect as the slick salesman with a heart of gold, Professor Harold Hill. I much preferred him to Robert Preston. I found him much more likeable and his talent handled all the fast and complicated songs that the Music Man is famous for including ‘Ya Got Trouble’, ‘Marian the Librarian’ and ‘Gary, Indiana.’ The rest of the cast managed the crazy songs too, including ‘Pick a Little, Talk a Little. Samantha Currie as Marian has a gorgeous voice that fits the character perfectly. This is a great show for young and old, since the cast includes both young and old talent. It is such fun to see the kids singing and dancing with so much enthusiasm. Caitlyn was most impressed with the Barbershop Quartet.
The tickets range from $29 to $44, but really all the seats are good. It is a great set up and all you need is a cover up and perhaps a blanket if the night begins to chill. Grab a drink or a cup of coffee and enjoy theatre as it should be.