It's going to be a busy week for traveling salesman Harold Hill. He has to convince the residents of River City he's a well-accomplished musician; convince the Mayor of River City to put him in charge of starting a children's band; convince the parents of River City to buy their young musicians uniforms and instruments from him; then get out of town with everyone's money before there's trouble in River City.
Even the best laid plans encounter a few hurdles. In this case those hurdles include the warmth of a woman, the needs of a painfully shy boy and a community that wants to believe in him. Before Harold knows it, he's leading the big parade and changing everyone's lives. One of the most iconic musicals in theater history comes to life on the Paramount stage. The scenery is spectacular, the costumes are colorfully lavish and the music (played by the Paramount orchestra), combined with the choreography, is bound to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and march.