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The Music Man. Objectives Students will be introduced to the musical, The Music Man, by completing a worksheet as they prepare to watch the film version.

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1 The Music Man

2 Objectives Students will be introduced to the musical, The Music Man, by completing a worksheet as they prepare to watch the film version of the musical.

3 The Music Man 1957 Broadway Musical Opened at The Majestic Theater (now: Phantom of the Opera) Transferred to The Broadway Theatre (now: Sister Act) 1,375 performances Won 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Cast album won a Grammy Award in 1958 The album was #1 on the Billboard charts for 12 weeks and remained for 245 weeks

4 Characters Harold Hill Con-man who sells musical instruments and bands to communities, then takes the money and runs!

5 Robert Preston Born June 8, 1918 Died March 21, 1987 American stage and film actor Starred primarily in westerns Best known for his role in The Music Man

6 Characters Marian Paroo Librarian in the town and also teaches piano lessons. She suspects Professor Harold Hill and tries to uncover his story.

7 Shirley Jones Born March 31, 1934 American singer and actress Oklahoma Carousel The Music Man The Partridge Family (TV series)

8 76 Trombones/Goodnight My Someone Same tune 76 Trombones: in 2/4 Goodnight My Someone 3/4

9 References made in the show The ladies of the town accuse Marian of advocating dirty books. Chaucer Rabelais Balzac Even Marians mother says that all Marian does is read and talk about Balzac and Shakespeare and all those other high- falutin Greeks Thats funny because Balzac was French and Shakespeare was English

10 Chaucer Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages Most remembered for The Canterbury Tales

11 Rabelais French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist Often regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque and bawdy jokes

12 Balzac French novelist and playwright His writings present a panorama of French life after 1815 One of the founders of realism in European literature

13 Captain Billys Wiz-Bang American publication Began after World War I Cartoons and jokes Some people thought it represented the decline of morality It is mentioned in The Music Man, however it was not published until after the time that the musical is set!

14 Objectives Students will be introduced to the musical, The Music Man, by completing a worksheet as they prepare to watch the film version of the musical.


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