It’s the what, it’s the what? It’s the Music Man!

Bellwood-Antis announces spring musical


Coming to Bellwood-Antis in May: the Music Man.

July, 1912: a traveling salesman named “Professor” Harold Hill arrives in River City. Intrigued by the challenge of swindling the famously stubborn natives of Iowa he decides to impersonate a traveling band instructor. But Professor Hill plans to con the citizens of River city into paying him to “create” a boys’ marching band, including instruments, uniforms, and music instruction.

That’s only the beginning of The Music Man, which has been chosen as the Bellwood-Antis spring musical.

“I’m super excited to do this show and excited the program is still here. It’s going to be a blast!” said the star character of last year’s musical Annie, Grace Misera.

There’s going to be a lot of firsts this spring! This will be Bellwood-Antis’s first musical after the retirement of former chorus director, Mr. Richard Bower. If you know Mr. Bower, he’s a man who can’t stay away from something he loves, whether it’s music or our choir. We’re sure to see him in the audience!

Also, along with her many other firsts, it will be Mrs. Hulls first musical here at Bellwood! Mrs. Hull will have multiple people to help her with her first play, two of those people being Dave and Amy Misera.

You’ll be able to see the play at BAHS May 6-9, so make sure you’re there to see if Professor Hill and his partner in crime Marcellus Washburn can fool the citizens of River City. This play consist of lies, greed and scandalous acts. Although what would a play be without a little romance?

In 2005, The Music Man was selected for preservation is the U.S National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”