Joel Sandel will be featured in FBSO's concert musical production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man as the iconic musical con man, Harold Hill. The concert will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Stafford Centre.
Performances by the native Houstonian have been variously described by critics as electrifying, incomparable, brilliant, stunning, delightful, subtle, vulnerable, virtuosic, hilarious, heartbreaking, and indispensable. He was most recently seen as George Bailey in the AD Players' production of It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play.
Mr. Sandel will join the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, May 19, 2019, for the beloved musical, The Music Man, in the concert musical format in which you get the full story with minimal staging, so that the music takes the spotlight.
Though the Broadway musical genre has been adapted throughout the world, musical theater is a uniquely American art form. Born of the vaudeville and musical reviews of early Broadway, the musical has matured to tell substantial stories with some of the best American music ever written.
There is no better show to celebrate the uniquely American musical than The Music Man. Originally presented on Broadway in 1957, The Music Man won 5 Tony Awards in 1958, beating out West Side Story for Best Musical. The 1962 film version is a classic, loved by all ages.