The Music Man

Runs Apr 26May 12, 2024
Book, Music and Lyrics:Meredith Willson
Story:Meredith Willson & Frank Lacey
Additional Lyrics:Marc Shaiman & Scott Whittman
Age Recommendation:Ages 3 and up (no child under age 3 admitted)
Approximate Run Time:2 hours and 30 minutes (includes one intermission)
Preview Night:Pick-Your-Price Night
Ticket Discount Available:After Preview Night for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Active Military
Wheelchair/Companion Seats:Contact the Box Office

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 that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that 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. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

THE MUSIC MAN is made possible thanks to the generous support** of Show Sponsors Dana Tom and Nancy Kawakita.

Director/Choreographer: Lee Ann Payne
Music & Vocal Director: Tony Gaitan
Costume Designer: Katie Strawn
Hair/Makeup Designer: Karen Althoff
Scenic Designer: Patrick Klein
Properties Designer: Kevin Davies
Lighting Designer: Chris Beer
Sound Designer: Angela Yeung
Stage Manager: Lauren Howry
Technical Director/Master Carpenter: Kevin Davies

Conductor/Constable Locke: Arturo Montes
Charlie Cowell: Drew Benjamin Jones
Harold Hill:
Alex Perez
Maud Dunlop:
Caitlin Gjerdrum
Jacey Squires:
Sara K. Dean
Olin Britt:
Richard Portune
Mayor Shinn:
Cameron Weston
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn:
Linda Piccone
Marcellus Washburn:
Dane Lentz
Ewart Dunlop:
Jason Mooney
Marian Paroo:
Alicia Teeter
Mrs. Paroo:
Gabrielle McColgan
Amaryllis: Araceli Grace
Winthrop Paroo:
Henry Champlin (performs 4/26, 4/28, 5/3, 5/4 evening, 5/10, 5/11 matinee, 5/12)
Winthrop Paroo: Russell Nakagawa (performs 4/27, 5/2 matinee, 5/4 matinee, 5/5, 5/11 evening)
Ethel Toffelmier:
Kyrie Timbrook
Oliver Hix: Michael Rhone
Gracie Shinn: Rainbow (Hsiao-Tiao) Lin
Tommy Djilas: Andrew Mo
Zaneeta Shinn: Sheridan Stewart
Alma Hix: Melissa Mei Jones
Mrs. Squires: Lauren Jiang
Ruthie Britt: Michelle Skinner
Adult Ensemble: Chloe Diepenbrock, Skyler Riordan, Samyukta Venkat, Owen Yeh-Lee
Youth Ensemble: Carly Buddin, Henry Champlin, Sadie Evans, Zhenxi Li, Hailey Matta, Kaylie Moniz, Russell Nakagawa, Ana Cristina Ramirez Baycheva, Madelyn Simon, Pearl Yeh-Lee

Masks are optional in the theater building. Since public health guidance can change, we encourage you to check our regularly updated health and safety protocols at prior to each performance date. All performances and protocols are subject to change.

Special events taking place during the run of this show include:

Preview Night: Pick-Your-Price
Friday, April 26
Pick-Your-Price Night makes theatre affordable for all. Choose from three ticket price suggestions.

Opening Night
Saturday, April 27
Enjoy a post-show champagne/sparkling cider toast in the outdoor courtyard, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.

ASL-Interpreted Performance
Sunday, April 28
An American Sign Language interpreter will be located near the stage at House Left for patrons who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Seats marked with an “i” symbol provide the best sight lines to follow the interpretation and the action on stage. We are grateful to The Palo Alto Weekly’s Holiday Fund for their generous grant to improve accessibility for our actors and audience members at this production.

Post-Show Cast Talkback
Sunday, May 5
Enrich your experience at our Talkback series with the director and the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.

**For more information about named production support please contact Managing Director Elizabeth Santana at 650.363.8582 or [email protected] or visit

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