Theatre Bristol Presents “The Music Man” Opening June 17 at Paramount Center for the Arts
Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia, April 2016 – “The Music Man” is marching into town for a must-see memorable summer experience for adults and children alike! Theatre Bristol announces the cast of “The Music Man” and ticketing information for this upcoming 51st season production opening June 17.
“The Music Man” will run for two weekends of matinee and evening performances through June 26, 2016 at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Tickets are available online with all available dates and times listed and by contacting the Paramount Center for the Arts at 423-274-8920.
Theatre Bristol is pleased bring this all-American musical classic and winner of an Oscar for Best Music, multi-Tony Award winner including Best Musical winner, and Grammy award winner for multiple songs featuring our area’s own talented actors, singers, dancers, designers, and musicians.
The Music Man features Professor Harold Hill, con man and fast-talking salesman. He convinces the people of River City, Iowa, “Ya Got Trouble” and sells them on a young people’s band and “Seventy-Six Trombones.” Marian the Librarian’s “Till There Was You” causes him to grow fond of her and the children. It’s a score of favorites: “Goodnight, My Someone,” “It’s You,” “Goodnight Ladies,” “Pickalittle,” “Gary, Indiana,” “Wells Fargo Wagon,” and many more. Taking the story from the composer’s own life, Meredith Wilson once played in the John Philip Sousa band. His “Till There Was You” became a hit for the Beatles in 1964 and would be the only song from a Broadway musical they ever recorded.
Theatre Bristol’s production of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man is directed by Glenn Patterson who recently directed Les Misérables, Scrooge! The Musical, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Patterson is joined by an amazing production team including Music Director Alissa King, Technical Director David Hyde, Stage Manager Jessica Flagg, Costume Designer Camille Gray, Choreographer Nick Reynolds, and Assistant Stage Manager Anna Kimerer.
Bob Cantler is cast as Harold Hill, Kylie Green as Marian Paroo, James Francis as Marcellus Washburn, and Mike Musick as Mayor Shinn. The barbershop quartet features Joe Collard as Ewart Dunlop, Coy Owens as Oliver Hix, Rick Hawkins as Jacey Squires, and Steve Baskett as Olin Britt. The cast includes Matthew Torbett as Tommy Djilas, Dottie Havlik as Mrs. Paroo, and Zaiah Gray and Owen Griffith sharing the role of Winthrop Paroo.
Susie Buckner is cast as Eulalie M. Shinn, Annika Burley as Zaneeta Shinn, Claire Hankins as Gracie Shinn, and Whitney Brooks and Lea Johns sharing the role of Amaryllis. Laura Mixon is cast as Alma Hix, Lindsay Lady as Maud Dunlop, Paige Johns as Ethel Toffelmier, Patty Fuhrken as Mrs. Squires, Mike Locke as Constable Locke, and Joel Brister as Charlie Cowell.
The ensemble includes Olivia Braganza, Darby Burson, Gracie Cunningham, Seth Gilstrap, Camille Gray, Luke Gray, Samuel Hankins, Susanna Johns, Jace Lyon, Stephanie Marie, John David Mullins, Carson Musick, Emily Peltzer, Leticia Peltzer, Eden Phillips, Cameron Roberts, Kaly Schmidt, Kaylie Ste Marie, and Lucy Tester.
The set and stage crew includes Dakota Otey, Anthony Underwood, Robert Havlik, Eric Griffith, Margaret Swiney, Kate Campbell, Dan Gray, Briian Johns, Ashton Bishop, Kaylie Fleenor, Kaylie Crain, Emma Kennedy, John Mullins, Rachel Locke, Suzanne Eleas, Laura O’Bryan, John Roark, Holly Griffith, Frank Bochet, Temmy Roberts, and many cast members.
Theatre Bristol thanks all who auditioned–this audition was marked by strong talent in every role and choices were extremely difficult to make. We invite all who auditioned to return to audition for future Theatre Bristol productions.
The Music Man is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International – www.mti.com.
Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee and now celebrating its 51st season. Its Main Stage season consists of up to five productions. Its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre as well as the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is entirely volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.
Those interested in being a part of the wonderful experience of The Music Man by bringing it to life over the next several weeks and working backstage as part of the production team and stage crew are invited to email info@theatrebristol to discuss their interest and skill areas. This invitation includes those interested in costuming, set design and construction, lighting, sound, stage management, props, publicity, and many other roles. All roles are volunteer, as there is no paid staff. No experience is necessary for crew work and we are happy to offer training.