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The Music Man

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Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Ohio Arts Council Kulas Foundation

September 27 - November 10, 2019

Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

The Music Man

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Directed by Victoria Bussert

Children age two and older are welcome to attend Great Lakes Theater performances.

Run Time: 2 hours & 10 minutes (including intermission)

“There’s trouble in River City…” when Harold Hill, a fast-talking salesman, attempts to con its citizens into purchasing instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he never fully intends on forming. That is until, Marian, the prim town librarian, catches on to his scheme and the two fall into an unlikely romance that is the foil to all of Harold’s plans. This six-time, Tony-winning musical, which features cherished numbers such as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble” and “Till There Was You,” is the perfect musical comedy for all ages. 

THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

THE MUSIC MAN is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater. 

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One traveling salesmen (actor, Jahir Hipps) talks shop with another (actor, Boe Wank*) as others listen (actors (l) David Antony Smith* & Alex Syiek*) in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

A train full of traveling salesmen (actors from l to r, Enrique Miguel, Mack Sharilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Boe Wank*, Jahir Hipps, Alex Syiek*, Lynn Robert Berg* and Elijah Dawson) get knocked about as they travel to their next destination in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

The residents of River City tell us all about “Iowa Stubborn” in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. Actors featured: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Marcus Martin*, Ian McLaughlin, Enrique Miguel, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Owen Mills, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Avery Pyo, Brenna Sherman, Mack Sharilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Sun-Hee Smith, Claire Soulier, August Sumlin, Boe Wank* and Chase Christopher Zadd.

Harold Hill (actor, Alex Syiek*) meets up with old friend Marcellus Washburn (actor, Marcus Martin*) in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) tells the citizens of River City they got “…trouble!” in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. Actors featured: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Marcus Martin*, Ian McLaughlin, Enrique Miguel, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Owen Mills, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Avery Pyo, Brenna Sherman, Mack Sharilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Sun-Hee Smith, Claire Soulier, August Sumlin, Boe Wank* and Chase Christopher Zadd. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Marian Paroo (actor, Jillian Kates*) has a tender moment with her piano student, Amaryllis (actor, Brenna Sherman) in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Marian (actor, Jillian Kates*) wishes her someone goodnight in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Mayor Shinn (actor, David Anthony Smith*) and his wife, Eulalie Shinn (actor, Jodi Dominick*) open the 4th of July Festivities in River City in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) tells the citizens of River City of the virtues of a child’s band in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) leads the River City kids (actors, Marlowe Miller, Owen Mills, Avery Pyo, Brenna Sherman, August Sumlin, Chase Christopher Zadd) in a rousing rendition of “76 Trombones” in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

The gentlemen of River City (actors, Elijah Dawson, Enrique Miguel, Mack Sharilla* and Boe Wank*) form the perfect barbershop quartet in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) gets the gossip from the ladies of River City (actors from l to r, Shelby Griswold*, Laura Welsh Berg*, Jessie Cope Miller*, Erin Niebuhr and Jodi Dominick*) in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) bends the ear of Marian (actor, Jillian Kates*) in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

The teens of River City (actors from l to r Andrew Nelin, Claire Soulier, Ally Carboner and Jahir Hipps) listen to Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) as he attempts to woo Marian the librarian in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Alma Hix (actor, Laura Welsh Berg*) enjoys some high flying fun with assistance from Jacey Squires (actor, Boe Wank*) in the library in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10 (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) visits Winthrop (actor, Ian McLaughlin) and Mrs. Paroo (actor, Carole Healey*) in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Marcellus (actor, Marcus Martin*) and Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) present what the Wells Fargo Wagon brought for the citizens of River City in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

The ladies of River City (actors l to r, Shelby Griswold*, Erin Niebuhr, Jodi Dominick*, Jessie Cope Miller* and Laura Welsh Berg*) practice for their River City Sociable performance in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Marcellus (actor, Marcus Martin*) shows the citizens how to “Shi-poo-pi” in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Zeneeta Shinn (actor, Ally Carboner) and Tommy Nelin (actor, Andrew Nelin) wow the crowd in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Mayor Shinn (actor, David Anthony Smith*) tasks the men of River City (actors from l-r, Mack Sharilla*, Boe Wank*, Elijah Dawson and Enrique Miguel) with getting the papers for Harold in the Great Lakes Theater production of THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Winthrop (actor, Ian McLaughlin) sings the song Harold taught him to his mother (actor, Carole Healey*) and sister (actor, Jillian Kates*) in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Zeneeta (actor, Ally Carboner) and Tommy (actor, Andrew Nelin) share a moment on the footbridge in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Marian (actor, Jillian Kates*) and Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) realize their true feelings for each other in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) reflects upon his newfound feelings for Marian in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

The ladies of River City (actors from l to r, Jodi Dominick*, Erin Neirbuhr and Shelby Griswold*) perform at the Sociable in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Charlie Cowell (actor, Lynn Robert Berg*) accuses Harold of his con in front of the citizens of River City in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) faces the music when Winthrop (actor, Ian McLaughlin) discovers his dishonesty as Marian (actor, Jillian Kates*) looks on in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

The citizens of River City gather to decide the fate of Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. Actors featured: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Marcus Martin*, Ian McLaughlin, Enrique Miguel, Jessie Cope Miller*, Marlowe Miller, Owen Mills, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Avery Pyo, Brenna Sherman, Mack Sharilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Sun-Hee Smith, Claire Soulier, August Sumlin, Boe Wank* and Chase Christopher Zadd. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

Harold (actor, Alex Syiek*) hopes the think method works as he leads the River City kids (actors from l to r, Avery Pyo, Ian McLaughlin, Chase Christopher Zadd, Marlowe Miller, August Sumlin, Sun-Hee Smith, Owen Mills and Brenna Sherman) in the Great Lakes Theater production THE MUSIC MAN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 10. Other actors featured: Laura Welsh Berg*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Ally Carbonar, Aled Davies*, Elijah Dawson, Jodi Dominick*, Shelby Griswold*, Carole Healey*, Jahir Hipps, Marcus Martin*, Enrique Miguel, Jessie Cope Miller*, Andrew Nelin, Erin Niebuhr, Mack Sharilla*, David Anthony Smith*, Claire Soulier and Boe Wank*. (Photo by Ken Blaze)

THE MUSIC MAN Set Model (Designer: Jeff Herrmann)

THE MUSIC MAN Set Model (Designer: Jeff Herrmann)

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