The Music Man

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.

Cast/Characters

Traveling Salesmen – Peter Bachmann, William Graefe, Dennis Leffin, Bernard J. Markevitch, James McHenry, Brian O’Brien, Philip Ongna, Wayne Wykuis

Charlie Cowell – Richard Ongna

Conductor – Robert Arenz

Harold Hill – David Wendland

Mayor Shinn – Robert Siebelink

The Quartet

Jacey Squires – Ellsworth Damrow

Ewart Dunlop – Clyde Gugel

Oliver Hix – James Spurry

Olin Britt – Howard Jerving

 

Marcellus Washburn – Roger Fischer

Tommy Djilas – Carl H. Martens

Marian Paroo – Nancy Pieper

Mrs. Paroo – Virginia Garton

Amaryllis – Caran Zastrow

Winthrop Paroo – Daniel Garton

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn – Elaine Jerving

Zaneeta Shinn – Barbara Haas

Gracie Shinn – Elizabeth Benson

Alma Hix – Marcella Balliet

Maud Dunlop – Marian Panke

Ethel Toffelmier – Carol Schmidt

Mrs. Squires – Doris Schuette

Constable Locke – Brian O’Brien

River City Townspeople

Dera Bacon, Rachel Baker, Nancy Eckardt, Alma Gerbing, Kathy Gieseke, Judith Halvorsen, Barbara Meifert, Patricia Modiz, Barbara Rickmeier, Carol Schmidt, Doris Schuette, Judith Walkenhorst, Robert Arenz, Peter Bachmann, William Graefe, Dennis Leffin, Bernard J. Markevitch, James McHenry, John Niebuhr, Brian O’Brien, Philip Ongna, Wayne Wykhuis

River City Children

Elizabeth Benson, Elizabeth Eckhart, Elizabeth Hammett, Geri Henle, Lisa Jacobson, Carla Ross, Eileen Wartman, Launa Wartman, Jamie Weinstein, Ted Donovan, Robert Gieseke, John Hemsing, Tryg Jacobson, Dennis Murphy

Library Ballet

Dera Bacon, Geri Henle, Robert Arenz, Bernard J. Markevitch

Production Staff

Director: David C. Bryant

Set Design: Roger Lahm

Orchestral Music Director: Don Radmer

Vocal Music Director: Fern Sherman

Choreographer: Diane Remy

Stage Manager: Peter Moody

Assistant Stage Manager: Richard Jordan

Stage Management Chairman: Richard Conrardy

Production Manager: Don Zastrow

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Technical Director: John Brick

Costume Mistress: Marcella Held, Ruth Whinfield

Master Electrician: Roland K. Lorenz

Properties: Lilly Roehl, Carole Schmitt

Make-Up Master: Arno Roehl

Co-Chairman: Robert Larson

Master Carpenter: Chester Hurtienne

Paint Master: Bernard J. Markevitch, Marilyn Zastrow

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Orchestra

Violins: Bernice Alpert, Karen Bruinooge, Judith Jens, Keith Montgomery, Robert Radmer, Joyce Weinkauf, Grace Winkler, Hilda Zierk

Cello: Terrill Arnst, Marilyn Johnson, Mary Stroo, Don Van Calligan, Judith Van Calligan

String Bass: James Tabbert

Flute: Traudel Schneider

Oboe: Nancy Bochte

Clarinets: Ruth Reed, Sharon Ruppel, Anne Siegel

Bassoon: Kay Kimme

Tuba: Carl Otte

Cornets: Fred Boedeker, Keith Jambretz, Donn Reed, Warren Wirth

Trombones: Gary Marx, Donald Otte, Gerald Otte

Percussion: Arthur Schnell

Piano: Fern Sherman