Music Man

Music Man

The Music Man was a sensation on Broadway when it opened in 1957 and scored six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, beating out West Side Story. Sixty years later, it’s still an American institution, with a one-of-a-kind score that includes rousing numbers such as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” soaring ballads such as “Till There Was You” and Meredeth Willson’s famous snap-crackle-pop vocal arrangements that could be considered the Broadway precursors to rap. The storyline is classic: Slick-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill sets his sights on River City, Iowa, where he cons the townspeople into buying instruments for their non-musical children to create a marching band that Harold doesn’t really intend to form. But his plan to skip town with his takings is foiled when his heart is stolen by the town librarian.

About the Composer

Meredith Willson

Meredith Willson – musician, playwright and composer – was best known for the book, words, and music for The Music Man

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Guest Artists

Siri Howard

Marian Paroo

Siri Howard

Brian Sears

Harold Hill

Brian Sears

Edward Juvier

Marcellus Washburn

Edward Juvier

Gene Weygandt

Mayor Shinn

Gene Weygandt

Mary Stout

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn

Mary Stout

Susan Dohan

Mrs. Paroo

Susan Dohan

Lauren Teyke

Zaneeta Shinn

Lauren Teyke

Brice Kingsley

Tommy Djilas

Brice Kingsley

Rod Johnson

Barbershop Quartet, Lead

Rod Johnson

Bob Brutsman

Barbershop Quartet, Bass

Bob Brutsman

Dave Donaldson

Barbershop Quartet, Tenor

Dave Donaldson

Steve Smith

Barbershop Quartet, Baritone

Steve Smith

Cadence Bambrey-Zedd

Gracie Shinn

Cadence Bambrey-Zedd

Cantrella Canady

Ethel Toffelmier

Cantrella Canady

Hannah Cruz

Amaryllis

Hannah Cruz

Eli Veldhuyzen Vanzanten

Winthrop Paroo

Eli Veldhuyzen Vanzanten

Maxwell Porterfield

Ensemble/Marian Cover

Maxwell Porterfield

Lulu Lieze-Adams

Ensemble

Lulu Lieze-Adams

Gigi Lieze-Adams

Ensemble

Gigi Lieze-Adams

Macy Magas

Ensemble

Macy Magas

Keehnon Jackson

Ensemble

Keehnon Jackson

Scotty Wells

Traveling Salesman

Scotty Wells

Wesley Boozer

Traveling Salesmen

Wesley Boozer

Talia Tumminello

Ensemble/Zaneeta cover

Talia Tumminello

Patrick Shepherd

Train Conductor

Patrick Shepherd

Gabe Cruz

Ensemble

Gabe Cruz

Madeline Gilbert

Ensemble

Madeline Gilbert

Sophie Hagan

Ensemble

Sophie Hagan

Liana Goitia 

Ensemble

Liana Goitia 

Sophia Condit

Ensemble

Sophia Condit

Sophia Gurule

Ensemble

Sophia Gurule

River Reed

Ensemble (Wintrop Cover)

River Reed

Annika Veldhuyzen Vanzanten

Ensemble

Annika Veldhuyzen Vanzanten

Annalisse Veldhuyzen Vanzanten

Ensemble

Annalisse Veldhuyzen Vanzanten

Kaatja Veldhuyzen Vanzanten

Ensemble

Kaatja Veldhuyzen Vanzanten

Shennan Nelson

Ensemble

Shennan Nelson

Production Team

Max Quinlan

Stage Director & Choreographer

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Dr. Andrew M. Kurtz

Conductor

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Amanda M. Stuart

Production Stage Manager

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Roz Metcalf

Assistant Musical Director

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