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Meredith Willson's The Music Man

Indiana Festival Theatre The Music Man

Meredith Willson's
The Music Man

By Meredith Willson
Directed by George Pinney
Musical Direction by Terry LaBolt

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June 23-July 3, 2011
Ruth N. Halls Theatre


Meredith Willson's The Music Man is one of the most beloved shows of all time, telling the story of Professor Harold Hill, the fast-talking salesman of musical instruments, who convinces the good folks of River City, Iowa, that they need a band. His plans to skip town with their money come to a crashing halt when he falls head-over-heels in love with Marian, the town's librarian. The Music Man is "as American as apple pie and a Fourth of July oration. It's a marvelous show, rooted in wholesome and comic tradition." —The New York Times

Visit the Lilly Library! In conjunction with the Indiana Festival Theatre’s production of the Music Man, starting on June 24 the Lilly Library has created an exhibit on Robert Preston – the original Harold Hill on Broadway.  Entitled: From The Music Man to Victor / Victoria, this exhibit features excellent pictures and memorabilia from Mr. Preston’s outstanding career as a stage and film actor. The exhibit at the Lilly Library will run through July 11th.


Jamie Anderson (Ethel Toffelmier)

Francesca Arostegui (Zaneeta Shinn/Dance Captain)

Lauren Bauman (Gracie Shinn)

Matt Birdsong (Jacey Squires [quartet])

Kelsey Breece (Townsperson/Dander/Kid Wrangler)

Philip Christiansen (Olin Britt [quartet])

Cosmo Clemens (Newspaper Reader/Townsperson/Dancer)

Stephanie Mieko Cohen (Townsperson/Dancer)

Taylor Crousore (Harold Hill)

Laurel Crutchfield (Townsperson/Dancer)

Ryan Dooley (Charlie Cowell)

Denise Dorotheo (Young Townsperson)

Elijah J. Earle (Winthrop)

Ray Hedin (Mayor Shinn)

Andrew LeVan (Ewart Dunop [quartet])

Nancy Lipschultz (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn)

Evan Mayer (Traveling Salesman/Townsperson/Dancer)

Nathan Mittleman (Traaveling Salesman/Townsperson/Dancer)

Johanna Moffitt (Maud Dunlop)

Julia Mosby (Marian Paroo)

Heather Hertling Narducci (Mrs. Paroo)

Rily Paulin (Young Townsperson)

CJ Pawlikowski (Passenger)

Robin Lea Pyle (Mrs. Squires)

Julian Ramos (Conductor/Townsperson/Dancer)

William Reilly (Traveling Salesman/Townsperson/Dancer/Constable Locke)

Landon Scott (Passenger)

Kurt Semmler (Tommy Djilas)

Hannah Marie Slabaugh (Townsperson/Dancer)

Leslie Spitznagel (Passenger)

Russell Stout (Marcellus Washburn)

Ava Vanderkolff (Amaryllis)

Ella Vanderkolff (Young Townsperson)

Jennylynn Vidas (Alma Hix)

Production Team

George Pinney (Director/Choreographer)

Terry LaBolt (Musical Director)

Fred M. Duer (Scenic Designer)

Robbie Stanton (Costume Designer)

Christopher Wood (Lighting Designer)

Andrew Hopson (Sound Designer)

I. Christopher Berg (Technical Director)

Kevin Love (Stage Manager)

Nancy Lipschultz (Voice and Speech Advisor)