Summer Film Series: The Music Man

STARTS 7/23/2019 Millennium Park
6:30pm Tickets are FREE

Summer Film Series: The Music Man

Tuesday, July 23
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St)
6:30pm: Screening of The Music Man, starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones

Join Goodman Theatre and the Millennium Park Summer Film Series in an evening of The Music Man. In celebration of 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre, this year's Summer Film Series will co-present each film with a select Chicago theatre company. Film lovers can take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or spread out on a blanket on the Great Lawn to watch their favorite movie on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.

Traveling con man Harold Hill brings trouble with a capital "T" to River City when he convinces the locals to start a band and purchase the uniforms and instruments from him. But his plan to skip town with the money goes awry when he starts to fall for librarian Marian Paroo. This 1962 classic film adapation of the beloved musical includes stars Robert Preston and Shirley Jones. (Rated G, 155 minutes)

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    He’s charming and charismatic—no wonder con man Harold Hill assumes he can easily fleece the citizens of staid River City, Iowa with the grand promise of a marching band. But the smooth-talking swindler can’t tell a trombone from a treble clef—and Marian, the local librarian, knows it. In his attempt to steal her heart (and save his hide), Harold learns a thing or two about moral responsibility—and unexpectedly enriches the town with a love of music. Mary Zimmerman (The Jungle Book, Wonderful Town) brings her magic touch to “one of the sunniest musicals ever” (The New York Times), including memorable favorites "Goodnight My Someone," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Gary, Indiana" and "Till There Was You."