OGDEN -- A fast-talking salesman is about to get his foot caught in the door as a community production of the ever-popular "The Music Man" pulls into Weber State University.
The Meredith Willson musical follows the shenanigans of a traveling salesman who cons customers by selling them musical instruments and then skipping town, leaving the customers with no musical training other than his bogus "think system."
However, in the Iowa town of River City, professor Harold Hill runs up against some particularly stubborn residents and a bright librarian/piano teacher by the name of Marian who quickly catches onto his schemes. The trouble is, love is in the air.
The score includes "(Ya Got) Trouble" and "Seventy-Six Trombones," as well as the romantic "Goodnight My Someone" and "Till There Was You."
The community production is directed by Jana Dearden; the cast includes performers from throughout the area. Dearden said the upbeat musical perfectly captures small-town life at the turn of the 20th century and is an ideal way for audience members to kick off their summers.
"The Music Man" will be performed at 7 p.m. June 7, 8 and 9, with a 2 p.m. matinee on June 9, in the Browning Center's Allred Theater on campus, 3848 Harrison Blvd. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, available at www.childrenscreativearts.org.