The Music Man 2006-2007
Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.
Perfect for professional theatres, community groups, summer stock and schools alike, this award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to is quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads which have become popular standards. The cast features a soaring soprano ingénue, parts for young performers and children, and one of the musical theatre’s treasures, a tour de force leading role for a charismatic actor who doesn’t need to be a trained singer.
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.
Producer: Carlene Flynn
Director: David Bertram
Choreographer: Yuri Vrazhkin
Musical Director: Doug Manning
Set Designer: Graham Dewar
Costume Designer: Clennie Fraser-Mangiarlardi
Sound Design: David Scott
Light Design: Alan McIntosh
Props: Natasha McCullough