The Music Man

Sep 15 – Nov 11
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre

“Bring the Entire Family”

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Never seen before on Barter Theatre’s stage, there is truly nothing more American than Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway musical, “The Music Man.”

The fast-talking “Professor” Harold Hill convinces the parents of River City, Iowa, to buy band instruments and uniforms for their youngsters to save them from the corrupting influence of the local pool hall. In the process, he falls for the local librarian, Marian Paroo. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned, and the town is divided in their belief in this charismatic man. This story features some of musical theatre’s great characters including Mrs. Paroo, Winthrop, Hill’s sidekick Marcellus, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, and a host of others performed by Barter’s Resident Acting Company, who you know and love. Featuring songs from Willson’s timeless score including “Goodnight, My Someone,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” “(Ya Got) Trouble,” and “Till There Was You.”

Cast & Credits

Harold Hill:
Nick Koesters
Marian Paroo: Holly Williams
Marcellus Washburn: Andrew Livingston
Mayor Shinn: Michael Poisson
Eulalie Mackeckie Shin: Mary Lucy Bivins
Mrs. Paroo: Tricia Matthews
Winthrop Paroo: Parker Collins/ Lucas Patterson
Amaryllis: Carly Rutherford
Tommy Djilas: Joe Veale
Zaneeta Shin: Annie Simpson
Grace Shin: Olivia Stevens/ Tillie Jane Sells
Olin Britt: (Quartet Bass) Rick McVey
Oliver Hix: (Quartet Baritone) David Alford
Ewart Dunlop: (Quarter Tenor) Sean Campos
JaceySquires: (Quarter High Tenor) Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Ethel Toffelmier: Paris Bradstreet
Alma Hix: Hannah Ingram
MaudDunlop: Zoe Velling
Mrs. Squire: Rusty Allen
Additional Pickalittle Ladies: Barrett Guyton/ Garret T. Houston
Charlie Cowell: Barrett Guyton
Salesmen on Train: Zacchaeus Kimbrell, David Alford/ Rick McVey/ Taylor Marrs/ Garrett T. Houston
Newspaper Readers on Train: Andrew Livingston/ Sean Campos/ Ryan Featherstone
Conductor: Matthew Porter
Teen Dancers: Sarah Laughland/ Jenna Haimes/ Ryan Featherstone/ Taylor Marrs/ Connor J. Reilly/ Leah Nicoll
Youth Dancers: Emmitt Breeding/ Parker Gray

Collaborators: Richard Rose
Choreographer: Amanda Aldridge
Music Director:Lee Harris
Stage Manager: Cindi Raebel
Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria Sutton