The Music Man

6/6/2013 - 6/30/2013
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mainstage
"The Music Man" -- June 6 to 30, 2013

Running June 6 to 30, 2013

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

A musical comedy
Music, lyrics and book by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey


Directed and Choreographed by Sarah Elaine Bailey
Musical Direction by Sharon Alberson
Assistant Choreographer — Kylie Casino

Sponsored by
FirstEnergy

Music Professor Harold Hill has arrived in River City, Iowa, in 1912 for the purpose of forming a boy’s marching band. He swoops into town and creates a false frenzy by declaring the local pool hall as the source of all things immoral. Harold declares that River City’s “Trouble with a capital ‘T’” can only be corrected if the townspeople fork over their money to him for band uniforms and instruments. The town embraces the charming newcomer and his marching-band scheme — but what they don’t know is that the“professor” is actually a fake. He’s only a con man just looking to grab a quick buck and then scram before the townspeople can run him out of town. But when Harold falls for Marian Paroo, the prim and proper town librarian, will he answer his heart and tell the truth before time runs out?

• Cool facts: Composer Meredith Willson grew up in Mason City, Iowa, and he mined his boyhood experiences (and encounters with charming traveling salesmen, no doubt) to create The Music Man. The original Broadway production opened in December of 1957 and played for nearly 1,400 performances before closing in April of 1961. Robert Preston, who originated the role of Professor Harold Hill, won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical — and he reprised the role for the 1962 movie version. Barbara Cook, also a Tony winner for her stage performance as Marian Paroo, did not make the jump to the movie adaptation; Shirley Jones played the prudish librarian in the film.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $7.50 and $25

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $19 on Thursday, June 6 only.
$7.50 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances After June 6
$25 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$21 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$7.50 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students at all performances

Group Discounts
$18 per ticket for groups of 10 or larger — plus ticket No. 11 is FREE for the group leader!

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

THE CAST

KEVIN LAMBES
Charlie Cowell/Townsperson

MICHAEL GAFFNEY
Conductor/Townsperson

DAVE HETRICK
Harold Hill

SEAN GIANNETTI
Salesman/Townsperson

FRANK CASTORENA
Salesman/Townsperson

BARRY FRIEDMAN
Salesman/Townsperson

IAN HABERMAN
Mayor Shinn

JEREMY FEOLA
Ewart Dunlop/Quartet

ADAM VIGNEAULT
Oliver Hix/Quartet

BRIAN MUELLER
Jacey Squires/Quartet

STEVEN J. DAVIS
Olin Britt/Quartet

JACKSON STURKEY
Marcellus Washburn

RYAN ROUTH
Tommy Djilas

MICHELLE RAE CHAHO
Marian Paroo

MEG HOPP
Mrs. Paroo

JILL KLIKA
Amaryllis

WILSON HA
Winthrop Paroo

MICHELE McNEAL
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn

TIFFANY CAGWIN
Zaneeta Shinn

ANNA CLAWSON
Gracie Shinn

LAURA VALENDZA-STITT
Alma Hix/Pick-A-Little Lady

DANIELLE GRUHLER
Maud Dunlop/Pick-A-Little Lady

AMANDA DAVIS
Ethel Toffelmier/Pick-A-Little Lady

BRONWYN CRAVEN
Mrs. Squires/Pick-A-Little Lady

HANNAH CONKLE
Pick-A-Little Lady

JENNIFER KLIKA
Pick-A-Little Lady

BARBIE TROTTER
Pick-A-Little Lady

NICOLE STRONG
Citizen of River City

CORINA GAFFNEY
Citizen of River City

ISABELLE BAILEY
ELISE CLAWSON
SARAH CRAVEN
ZACH FRETAG
CHARLIE GRUHLER
CHRISTOPHER HA
SARA HA
KATE KLIKA
ERICA LIPFORD
TAYLOR McWILLIAMS-WOODS
CALI PEPE
JUDE V. PEPE
ZAVIER PEPE
SABRINA REED
KENDYL RUDLOSKY
ZACHARY TROYER

The River City Kids

THE CREATIVE TEAM

SARAH ELAINE BAILEY
Director and Choreographer

SHARON DOBBINS ALBERSON
Musical Director

KYLIE CASINO
Assistant Choreographer

JERRY DORTON
Stage Manager

TODD DIERINGER
Assistant Stage Manager

JAMIE ORITI
Assistant Stage Manager

ERIN KATZ FORD and JONATHON HUNTER
Lighting Co-Designers

PAMELA PARKS-COSTA and KAREN BURRIDGE
Properties Co-Designers

CHRISTOPHER PEPE and AUDREY FLIEGEL
Sound Co-Designers

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays—Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 p.m.

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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