The Music Man

2020 December 02 › 03
a swindle for a true utopia !

a swindle for a true utopia !

The Music Man

participatory musical theatre Meredith Willson / Karine Locatelli / Jean Lacornerie / Opéra de Lyon
The Music Man tells the story of a con artist who roams small American towns to sell a revolutionary « thinking method » enabling people to play music without having to learn.

2020 December 02 › 03

Wed 02 ›  20h
Thu 03 ›  20h
from 10
Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse — Main Auditorium
 1h30

The Music Man tells the story of a con artist who roams small American towns to sell a revolutionary « thinking method » enabling people to play music without having to learn. He persuades the local councillors to create a brass band and to purchase the instruments and uniforms through him. Once the money in his pocket, he quickly vanishes.

However, in River City, heart of Iowa, he falls in love with Marian, the young librarian. He can’t bring himself to take flight. He is foiled, about to be tarred and feathered but Marian speaks up for him. With his formidable force of persuasion, he fired the imagination of the whole town. Doesn’t this dream deserve to be fulfilled ? Shouldn’t everyone work towards its completion ?

Jean Lacornerie will gather 150 professionals et amateurs in order to tell the story of this community who wants to build an artistic project. The groups of amateurs in dance, brass band, slam, musical theatre and choir will be lead by professional artists who will organise various workshops for the rehearsals. The point of this adventure lies in the gathering of these many talents : to embody art in life.

opéra de lyon

cast, production

production and cast : libretto, lyrics and music Meredith Willson | stage direction, scenography and translation Jean Lacornerie | musical direction Karine Locatelli | choreography Mathieu Lebot Morin | with l’Orchestre et la Maîtrise de l’Opéra de Lyon

production : Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse – Lyon
coproduction : Opéra de Lyon

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  • 2020 December 02 › 03
    Wed 02 › 
    Thu 03 › 
    from 10
    Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse — Main Auditorium

      1h30

    tarifs

    single price: 5€
     The Box Office for this show will open later in the season
    espace presse