The City of Eagle Point and Eagle Point High School Theater Department is partnering up to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the City of Eagle Point by presenting Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”.
“The Music Man” is an All-American musical about the joys of living in Smalltown, USA. It is set during the year 1912 where the biggest controversy is the opening of a pool hall on main street. Con man Harold Hill arrives and points out the trouble that River City, Iowa is in unless they do something to distract the city’s young people after school. His answer is to start a band. He persuades the citizens of River City, Iowa to spend their money on instruments and instruction books while promising to teach the students himself. Unbeknownst to the citizens, Harold Hill has done this before and leaves town right after the items arrive. Never fulfilling his promise of teaching the students. This is until he meets the local librarian and piano teacher Marian Paroo. Marian uncovers his charade and while doing so falls in love with his antics. Eventually, Harold decides he must follow thru with his commitment if he wants to win the love of Marian.
“The City of Eagle Point is proud to be a partner in presenting this show to the Eagle Point community,”said Eagle Point Mayor Bob Russell.
Eagle Point was originally incorporated in 1911, only one year before the events happening in the musical. This musical gives an opportunity for the Eagle Point community to see a glimpse of what everyday life was like when Eagle Point was born. The students in the cast of the musical will be researching the time period and using their research in creating believable characters inspired by real people from Eagle Point. The Jackson County Historical Society is also presenting a “A Day in the Life” exhibit in the atrium of the high school where patrons can personally see what life was like during 1912, 30 minutes before each production starts.
The performances dates are Friday, Nov. 11 and 18, Saturday,- Nov. 12 and 19 at 7 p.m.. There will be a matinee on Saturday, Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are General $12, Seniors $10 and Students $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance by going to the Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point or at Eagle Point High School front office. All seats are first come first serve.
Each performance has been sponsored by a different prominent group in Eagle Point. Friday, Nov. 11 it is sponsored by the City of Eagle Point. On this evening, the mayor will welcome the audience and kick off the centennial celebration event. All City of Eagle Point employees and city officials will be able to attend this performance for a special ticket price of $8.
Saturday, Nov. 12 is sponsored by the Eagle Point Women’s Club. All members will be able to attend either matinee or evening performance for only $8..
Friday, Nov. 18 is sponsored by Rogue Federal Credit Union. All members and employees will be able to attend for only $8 on this night.
Saturday, Nov. 19 is sponsored by the Jackson County School District #9. All employees and officials will be able to attend for only $8 on either the matinee or evening performance.
Also, as a way to celebrate Veteran’s Day. All veterans are welcome to attend any performance for free.
For more information, call 541-830-6610 or email Julia Cuppy at email@example.com or visit our Facebook page at www.eaglepointheater.org