The play for this year’s production is “The Music Man,” which pairs veteran performers with first-timers to give the classical musical a comedic twist much like “The Carol Burnett Show.”
An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A., of a bygone era, the show follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.
His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the town’s librarian.
Curtain times at the playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave., are 8 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling 862-2270 or visiting www.buckcreekplayers.com. Discounts are available for parties of 10 or more when tickets are purchased online.