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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


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, 2:00pm*

*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 MusicalJ.B., The Glory of LivinThe Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (tour), How I Learned to DriveAsleep on the Wind9 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 and children’s theatre workshops, and she is overjoyed to join the voice faculty at Viterbo University 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 and 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).

  • Photos
  • Cast
  • Production Team

Harold Hill
Rob J. Jones

Eulalie Shinn
Carol Sweeney-Marnach

Maud Dunlop
Katie Fries

Ewart Dunlop
Jason Bernhagen

Marcellus Washburn
Hunter Evenson

Katie Reischl

James Gilbertson

Winthrop Paroo
Sam White*

Zaneeta Shinn
Olivia Belland

Teen Ensemble
Brandon Haring

Teen Ensemble
Hannah Reischl*

Mayor Shinn
Eric Sorenson

Ethel Toffelmier
Hope Kirwan

Jacey Squires
Christopher Dresen

Oliver Hix
Joe Hammes

Mrs. Paroo
Donna “Schoen” Ruud

Olin Britt
John Williamson*

Skyler Viken*

Tommy Djilas
Elliott de Boer*

Teen Ensemble
Marty Backstrand

Teen Ensemble
Matthew Lind*

Teen Ensemble
Gloria Tofstad

*= LCT main stage debut

Matthew Scott Campbell

Stephanie Harter

Music Director
Karl Greenfield

Matthew Scott Campbell

Stephanie Harter

Kristin Freedlund

Set Designer
Dillon McArdle

Costume Designer
Theresa Smerud

Lighting Designer
Dillon McArdle

Props Master
Sara L. Adams

Sound Designer
Douglas P. Wilken

Vicki Riness

Stage Manager
Dawn Havican

Asst. Stage Manager
Alex Yeiter

Kathy Boarman

Reed I
Stephanie Brookman

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

Erick Sells

Reed III
Jim Skaleski

Reed IV
Jennifer Warthan

Mary Weiland

Trumpet III
Libby Zafft

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