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The Music Man

He came to take their money, but stayed for the music.

Tickets on sale August 21, 2017

  • SEPT 8–24, 2017
  • Lyche Theatre
  • Musical—Theatre G

Synopsis

Music, book and lyrics by Meredith Willson

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 boy’s band that he vows to organize. There’s just one problem–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. Will she be able to change his tune by curtain’s fall?

Performance dates & times

  • September 8-9, 7:30pm
  • September 10, 2:00pm*
  • September 14-16, 7:30pm
  • September 17, 2:00pm*
  • September 21-23, 7:30pm
  • September 24, 2:00 pm*

*Matinee performance.

Directed by guest artists Matthew Scott Campbell, and Stephanie Harter

Matthew Scott Campbell is an assistant professor of theatre and music theatre at Viterbo University and works freelance as a director, AEA actor, and fight director. He serves as the associate artistic director for the Missouri Shakespeare Festival and coaches for the New York City-based company The Biz of Show. His body of work as a director includes: Avenue Q, Romeo and Juliet, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Altar Boyz, and Pippin at Viterbo, Twelfth Night and Macbeth at the Shakespeare Festival, and Spring Awakening, the musical, J.B.,The Glory of Livin, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (tour), How I Learned to Drive, Asleep on the Wind, 9 Parts of Desire, among others. He is the creator of multiple original works, most notably a devised piece entitled A an W (based on Alice in Wonderland and the music of Queen) and the one-act play Disregard. As a fight director, his work has been seen at Goodspeed Opera House, Hartford Theatre Works, Bay Street Theatre, Surflight Theatre, The Flea Theater-off-Broadway, among many others. As an educator, he has taught workshops across the country for SETC, IHSTF, META, ISF, and in numerous university and college programs. He holds an M.F.A. in directing from Illinois State University, a B.A. in theatre from Missouri Southern State University, and a musical theatre conservatory degree from Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC.

Stephanie Harter is thrilled to make her LCT debut and her directing debut with The Music Man, and can’t imagine a more masterful partner to do it with than Matt. Her previous choreography credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hello, Dolly!, as well as numerous show choirs and dance teams in Missouri and Kansas. Stephanie is a frequent clinician, guest artist/teacher, and adjudicator for show choirs, competitions and youth & children’s theatre workshops, and she is overjoyed to join the voice faculty at Viterbo this fall. She previously taught at Wichita State University before moving to NYC to pursue acting full time. She has performed in 45 of the United States and seven countries, in numerous regional productions and national tours, including Beauty & the Beast (Madame de la Grande Bouche aka the wardrobe) and the first national broadway tour of Nice Work if You Can Get It (Duchess Estonia Dulworth), where she had not only had the privilege to swing from a chandelier nightly, but to work with Tony Award winning creative teams and esteemed Broadway directors Kathleen Marshall, Rob Roth and Marc Bruni. Other favorite roles include Guenevere in Camelot (Arizona Broadway), Glinda in Wizard of Oz (Surflight), Jellylorum/Griddlebone in Cats (Crown Uptown), Karen/Carmen in Carmen’s Place (Castillo Theatre, 42nd St. NYC), and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun (Joplin Little Theatre).

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Cast

Harold Hill
Rob J. Jones

Marian Paroo
Karla Hughes

Mayor Shinn
Eric Sorenson

Eulalie Shinn
Carol Sweeney-Marnach

Alma Hix
Brittany Schilla

Ethel Toffelmier
Hope Kirwan

Maud Dunlop
Katie Fries

Mrs. Squires
Nancy Misch

Jacey Squires
Christopher Dresen

Ewart Dunlop
Jason Bernhagen

Charlie Cowell
Rick King Quale

Oliver Hix
Joe Hammes

Marcellus Washburn
Hunter Evenson

Conductor/Constable
Van Zimmerman*

Mrs. Paroo
Donna “Schoen” Ruud

Ensemble
Katie Reischl

Ensemble
Angi Tamke

Olin Britt
John Williamson*

Salesman
James Gilbertson

Salesman
Dakota Viken

Salesman
Skylar Viken*

Winthrop Paroo
Sam White*

Gracie Shinn
Qitarra Olson*

Tommy Djilas
Elliott de Boer*

Zaneeta Shinn
Olivia Belland

Amaryllis
Rubie Stetzer*

Teen Ensemble
Marty Backstrand

Teen Ensemble
Brandon Haring

Teen Ensemble
Alyssa Kelsey*

Teen Ensemble
Matthew Lind*

Teen Ensemble
Hannah Reischl*

Teen Ensemble
Greta Speckeen*

Teen Ensemble
Gloria Tofstad

*= LCT main stage debut

Musicians

Cello
Kathy Boarman

Reed I
Stephanie Brookman

Bass
Ty Cooper

Reed IV
Jake Erickson

Trombone II
Bonny Fish

Trumpet I
Jaime Greenfield

Trombone I
Ryan Isensee

Trumpet II
Caitlin Krueger

Reed V
Stephen Mann

Reed II
Catherine McNamara

Trombone III
Eric Olson

Trombone III
Weston Riley

Percussion
Erick Sells

Reed III
Jim Skaleski

Reed IV
Jennifer Warthan

Violin 
Mary Weiland

Trumpet III
Libby Zafft

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