When fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill comes marching into town, you know there's going to be trouble right here in River City. His goal is to con the good townspeople out of their money, but Marian the Librarian has other plans. This wonderful slice of Americana will leave your entire family humming such familiar tunes as "Seventy-Six Trombones, "Gary, Indiana," and "'Till There Was You." By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best!
Based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, The Music Man, became a hit in 1957 on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The original cast included Robert Preston (who went on to reprise his role in the 1962 screen adaptation) as Harold Hill, Barbara Cook as Marian and Eddie Hodges as Winthrop. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for "Best Original Cast Album" and was number one on the Billboard charts for 245 weeks. The show's success led to a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake. The second Broadway revival, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, opened on April 27, 2000 ran for 699 performances. The cast included Rye native, Craig Bierko (making his Broadway debut) as Hill and Rebecca Lukeras Marian.
The Family Theatre Company, brings together some of the very best theatre professionals with talented young actors for a great family experience! The special, affordable, ticket price includes a complete meal & the show!
The production stars local actor, Scott Bierko (Craig's brother) as Harold Hill and Victoria Lauzun as Marian Paroo, Brandon Singel as Winthrop Paroo, Lexi Staubi as Amaryllis, Jeff Raab as Marcellus Washburn, Regina Singel as Mrs Paroo, Christina Tompkins as Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn, Peter Ackerman as Mayor George Shinn, DJ Folk as Tommy Djilas, Jennifer Jonas as Zaneeta Shinn. With FaTye, Martin Bonventre, Brian Conklin and Jimmy Tate as The Barbershop Quartet. Also featuring Tom Ammirato, Emily Apadula, Molly Brown, Jasmine Cores, Anthony Fante, Gianna Florio, Jeana Forman, Danny Hammond, Tony Harkin, Jonathan Genovese, Hannah Kaplan, Kenzie Kyle, Christopher Milano, Michelle Moriarty, Michelle Morris, Rene O'Neal, Nicole Sartor, Noah Silverman and Carrie Silvernail.
The Show is Directed by John J. Fanelli with Choreography by Greg Baccarini and Musical Direction by Kurt Kelley. Costumes are by George Croom and Maria Castaldo. Set designer is Steve Loftus with Lighting Design by Bob D'Urso and Sound Design by Jonathan Hatton. Producer and Stage Manager is Jesse Pellegrino with Executive Producer Nannette Fanelli.
Running through July 29th: Thursdays at 11:15am & 6:15pm, Fridays at 6:15pm, Saturdays at 11:15am and Sundays at 11:45am & 5:15pm. Starting August 3rd, the performance schedule changes to Thursdays at 11:15am & 6:15pm, Saturdays at 6:15pm and Sundays at 11:45am & 5:15pm. (Times reflect Dinner Service; the curtain is 1 hour and 45 minutes after Dinner Service begins).
Prices range from $47.00 to $52.00 plus tax for Dinner & Show.