About the show
By turns funny, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best! Meredith Willson’s hit musical about a fast-talking con man arriving in a small Iowa town has become one of the most beloved classics of American theater.
- Director: Stephen Kiersey
- Choreographer: Sarah Nowak
- Music Director: Brett Yzquierdo
- Conductor: Ray Novak
- Sunday, March 24, from 4-7 p.m. (children under 12 only)
- Monday, March 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (all ages)
- Saturday, March 30, from 1-4 p.m. (all ages)
The Music Man will be performed the weekends of June 7-9, 14-16 and 20-23 (note: Thursday evening performance on the final weekend). The rehearsal commitment will be approximately six weeks.
Ages needed: Youth and adult roles and ensemble.
- Harold Hill: Our story’s unsuspecting protagonist. A con man, traveling under the auspices of a salesman, he eventually falls in love with Marian Paroo. Charismatic and charming. Male, to play 25 to 35, vocal range A♭2-F4.
- Marian Paroo: The stuffy town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious. Female, to play 20 to 30, vocal range G3-A5.
- Winthrop Paroo: Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band. Male, to play 8 to 12, vocal range C4-E♭5.
- Mrs. Paroo: Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop. Female, to play 45 to 60, vocal range A♭3-E♭5.
- Amaryllis: A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo. Female, to play 8 to 12, vocal range C4-E5.
- Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself. Female, to play 40 to 50, vocal range D4-D5.
- Ewart Dunlop: A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop. Male, to play 25 to 45, vocal range F3-F5.
- Oliver Hix: A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix. Male, to play 25-45, coal range B2-F4.
- Jacey Squires: The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires. Male, to play 25 to 45, vocal range C3-C5.
- Olin Britt: A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill. Male, to play 25 to 45, vocal range F2-C4.
- Marcellus Washburn: Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down. Male, to play 30 to 40, vocal range G2-A4.
- Mayor Shinn: A blustery politician who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill. Male, to play 50 to 60.
- Tommy Djilas: An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta. Male, to play 15 to 20.
- Zaneeta Shinn: The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times. Female, to play 14 to 18.
- Alma Hix: A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Oliver Hix. Female, to play 25 to 45.
- Maud Dunlop: A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Ewart Dunlop. Female, to play 25 to 45.
- Ethel Toffelmier: A comical “Pick-a-Little Lady,” and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend. Female, to play 25 to 45.
- Mrs. Squires: A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Jacey Squires. Female, to play 25 to 45.