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Music Man, The

Real-life music man Meredith Willson translated his fondly remembered Iowa boyhood into this brilliantly constructed, deceptively sophisticated musical masterpiece. Con man Harold Hill embarks on a plan to flim-flam the good citizens of 1912 River City into buying band instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that will never materialize, but the joke is on Mr. Hill, thanks to the solid values embodied in this idealized Midwestern town. Great songs include “76 Trombones,” “Till There Was You,” and “(Ya Got) Trouble.” This is a deeply satisfying show for audiences of all ages, and provides abundant opportunities for a large company of performers.


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This sumptuous and beautifully detailed costume collection was created by Cathleen Edwards, and provides a variety of colorful, period-inspired clothing for a very large cast. All the denizens of River City come perfectly to life in their hobble skirts, summer suits, and 1912 picnic attire.

  • Built: 2011 (most recent)

  • Supported cast: Cast of 50+ / 30+ young people

  • Shipping: Cardboard boxes (18)

  • Alterations: Some

  • Principal size range: Various

  • # Ensemble Bottoms: N/a

  • # Ensemble Tops: N/a

  • Shoes: None

  • Wigs: None


  • Built: 2011

  • Offstage space: 12’x10’ SL

  • # of road boxes: None

  • Furniture:

  • Expendables: None

  • Specialty Items: Wells Fargo Wagon / Footbridge / Bleachers

  • Individual items for rent: None