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Starting Arts presents

The Music Man

The Music Man 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 that he vows to organize—this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.

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Lyric Theatre Presents

Fiddler on the Roof

Beloved for its core message of holding to tradition amid societal changes and for its timeless themes of love, diaspora, generational clash, and prejudice in 1905 Russia, this musical won Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.

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Lyric Theatre presents The Best of Cole Porter

Famous jazz-age songs from Tony award-winning musicals Kiss Me, Kate; Anything Goes; High Society; and many others. Songs include “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love,” “Night and Day,” “Anything Goes,” and more!  Come bask in some of the 20th century’s most luscious popular music.

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