Opening night of The Music Man at Asolo Theatre in Sarasota

The Music Man at the Asolo Theatre

SARASOTA (WWSB) - A wonderful show that had won numerous Tony Awards on Broadway is premiering tonight in Sarasota. The Music Man opens up to a packed house this evening at 8 o’clock at the Asolo Theatre.

The show kicks off Asolo’s 60th season. It’s their own production of The Music Man which includes an added layer of tap dancers to the performance and actors from New York.

In addition to tonight’s premier, there’s a cocktail party, a dinner with sponsors and an after party with the cast.

“What the community wants what we want to do is a show filled with love and optimism and possibilities of who we are now and our future,” said Michael Donald Edwards, Producing Artistic Director for the Asolo Repertory Theatre. “It’s a celebratory musical in many ways about being an American and about acceptance and about being a little bit of an outsider and finding a way in to love and community, it feels spiritually and emotionally and entertainment-wise the perfect thing to be doing right now.”

The Music Man runs through December 29th at the Asolo Theatre. For tickets or for more information on the show you can log onto

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