Theatre Bristol Presents “The Music Man” Opening June 17 at Paramount Center for the Arts

Kylie Green and Bob Cantler and River City Band
Theatre Bristol’s The Music Man June 17-26 at the Paramount Center for the Arts – The River City Band with Kylie Green as Marian and Bob Cantler as Harold Hill (additional photos in gallery below)

Tickets on sale now for classic production of “The Music Man” featuring cast of 40 of area’s talented

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“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.

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.

“The Music Man takes a lovingly nostalgic look back at a time I’m not sure ever really existed, although that might not keep us from wishing it did,” said Patterson. “I doubt any play has ever centered around a con man who captures more of our heart or our imagination. Best of all, before the final curtain he has gotten caught up in the magic he promised and wonderful are bound to follow.”

As an experienced director Patterson attests that “The Music Man is a classic of the American theatre for good reason. It has that combination of great songs, charm and spirit that leaves us wanting more. There are more familiar songs in this show than most people realize. It’s fun the whole family. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and you may even find yourself humming a tune or two on the way home.”

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 is blessed with talent, devoted volunteers, and supporters,” said Samantha Gray, Theatre Bristol Board President and producer of the show. “The Music Man” is a celebration of the magic of music and audiences of all ages are in for a real treat. This is the summer event not to miss!”

The Music Man is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International –

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.

For more information, visit the Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email