HIU + SPERO Presents "The Music Man"

Posted: February 14, 2024

HIU + SPERO Program for the Performing Arts proudly present Meredith Willson’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy, The Music Man, under the direction of HIU alumna, Ember Williams (BM '00). HIU's annual musicals are a popular event for the local community as well as alumni and friends of the University. 

This rollicking story follows the 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 – despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the local librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.


  • Friday, April 5 @ 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6 @ 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7 @ 3 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12 @ 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13th @ 7 p.m.*

General admission tickets are $15 each. HIU student discount tickets will be available at the door with valid ID ($12). Will Call tickets will be available for pickup between 6-7pm on the night of the performance.

As in previous years, HIU will also host private matinee performances for local elementary, junior high, and high school students, which includes a meet and greet with the cast.


*Alumni & Friends Night (by special invitation only)