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Because Harold Hill isn't Donald Trump - Hill is infected/affected by something and changes in a positive way,
Posted by: PlayWiz 10:47 am EDT 10/08/20
In reply to: re: Why does anyone want to see "The Music Man"? - Snowysdad 08:26 am EDT 10/08/20

and it's one of the greatest musicals ever written, one that celebrates traditional Americana (which may be why some don't like it as it is traditionally staged and cast). Other shows, like "Death of a Salesmen" also deal with the attitudes and mechanisms and relationships with salesmen, their families and associates. But in "The Music Man", Love triumphs with little Winthrop and the children actually having their spirits raised and the protagonist actually being affected, nay, infected with his love for Marian, Winthrop, and in the end, spreading to all of River City. Unlike the current con man in chief, this guy actually changes his way of thinking, takes responsibility for his actions, and is celebrated and accepted by his now adopted town and finds happiness by the end of the play. If only real life, in which our current con man in chief might have changed his thinking after being infected, could have made some dent in the president's noggin. But "The Music Man" is a celebration of love and democracy being triumphant when its self-serving but charming protagonist (who never is rude or denigrates his "marks") is transformed by Marian's love into someone who brings joy and music to the residents of River City.
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