First Australia And Uk Productions
The first Australian production ran from March 5, 1960, to July 30, 1960, at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, and at the Tivoli Theatre in Sydney from December 13, 1960, to February 4, 1961. The first UK production opened at Bristol Hippodrome, transferring to London’s West End at the Adelphi Theatre on March 16, 1961, starring Van Johnson, Patricia Lambert, C. Denier Warren, Ruth Kettlewell and Dennis Waterman. It ran for 395 performances at the Adelphi.
Setting And Popular Culture References
The Music Man is set in the fictional town of River City, Iowa, in 1912. The town is based in large part on Willson’s birthplace, Mason City, Iowa, and many of the musical’s characters are based on people that Willson observed in the town. The “river” in River City is probably the Mississippi River near Davenport, Iowa: the Rock Island conductor’s announcing “River City, Iowa! Cigarettes illegal in this state” implies crossing the Mississippi from Rock Island, Illinois, into Iowa. The year 1912 was a time of relative innocence, as recalled in 1957 after two world wars, the Great Depression and the arrival of atomic weapons.
The musical includes numerous references to popular culture of the time. For example, in making his pitch, Harold Hill lists popular musicians and composers: Gilmore, Pat Conway, Giuseppe Creatore, W.C. Handy and John Philip Sousa. Some of the cultural references are anachronistic: “Trouble” contains references to both Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang, a monthly humor magazine that did not begin publication until October 1919, and the nonalcoholic “near-beer” Bevo, which was first brewed in 1916. In addition, Rafael Méndez was six years old in 1912.
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About The Music Man: Goodnight My Someone
Listen to The Music Man: Goodnight My Someone online. The Music Man: Goodnight My Someone is an English language song and is sung by Robert Preston. The Music Man: Goodnight My Someone , from the album Willson, M.: Music Man , was released in the year 2009. The duration of the song is 2:44. Download English songs online from JioSaavn.
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