XU ‘Music Man’ receives singing praise

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photographer~ Xavier Theatre’s outstanding performance this weekend had The Music Man marching right into our hearts. The musical follows con man Harold Hill to Iowa as he convinces the people of River City to let him form a boys’ band before he skips town. Harold struggles with exposing his charade when he falls for the local librarian and piano teacher Marian Paroo. Eric Minion fell nicely into his role of Harold Hill and made up for his average vocals with a lively and charming performance. Without a doubt, Rachael Petranek, playing Marian Paroo, stole the … Continue reading XU ‘Music Man’ receives singing praise

‘Music Man’ enchants Xavier stage

By: Lydia Reagan ~Features Editor~ Xavier Theatre will present Meredith Willson’s The Music Man this weekend, Oct. 20-22. The show features the largest cast ever assembled on the Xavier Theatre stage. The Music Man is set in River City, Iowa, in 1912, and follows the story of quick-witted traveling salesman and con man, Harold Hill. His scheme is to convince each town he visits to buy instruments, instruction books and band uniforms to create a boys band under his tutelage despite knowing nothing about music. Once he receives his money for the materials, he skips town and begins his con once … Continue reading ‘Music Man’ enchants Xavier stage