Director: Tyler McMahon
Co-Assistant Directors: Marsha Hill & Aubrey LaLuna
Co-Vocal Directors: Heather Crooks & Bruce Heyen
Choreographer: Thomas Erhardt
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
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 boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that 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, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.
THE MUSIC MAN CAST LIST
THANK YOU to everyone that auditioned for The Music Man! What a cast! Our area is so abundant with talent, which makes casting a production very difficult. We thank you for your patience and willingness to be a part of this classic musical. We encourage you to please stay involved with community theatre even if you were not cast. There are so may ways for you to help. Feel free to email the Director, Tyler McMahon, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to help behind the scenes. Congratulations to everyone included in this cast! The first cast meeting and read thru will be Monday, August 9, beginning at 6:30 pm at the KVTA Studios. Please send an email to Tyler to accept or decline your role by 12 pm on Monday, August 9.
HAROLD HILL – MATT MCBURNIE
MARIAN PAROO – REBECCA JOHNSON
MRS. PAROO – BONNIE BREWER
WINTHROP PAROO – NOAH PARPART
MARCELLUS WASHBURN – JOEL KNAPPER
AMARYLLIS – EMMA FROESCHLE
EWART DUNLOP – MICHAEL PUESCHELL
OLIVER HIX – MIKE SNYDER
JACEY SQUIRES – KYLE CASSADY
OLIN BRITT – PAUL SNYDER
CHARLIE COWELL – ROB BISHIR
MAYOR SHINN – JASON HESS
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN – DEBBIE EMLING
ZANEETA SHINN – VICKY WISNIEWSKI
GRACIE SHINN – MARGIE HESS
TOMMY DJILAS – CHRIS WISNIEWSKI
ALMA HIX – PAT WARD
MAUD DUNLOP – SHANNON WOODRUFF
ETHEL TOFFELMIER – PAIGE PETERS
RUTH SQUIRES – MELISSA DANIELS
DOROTHY BRITT – AMANDA WINKLE
CONSTABLE LOCKE – ROBERT GUASTALLI
CONDUCTOR – JACK FORD
RIVER CITY TOWNSPEOPLE
RIVER CITY TEENS
RIVER CITY KIDS
All those cast in The Music Man are required to become a KVTA member at some level (minimum $25) by a certain date during the rehearsal process. One parent being a member of KVTA does cover the membership requirement for all family members 17 and under. Memberships paid during the 2021-2022 season will also fulfill this requirement.
Young persons age 6-17 as of November 19, 2021, MAY choose to audition for The Music Man and Beauty and the Beast JR. Young persons MAY be cast in both productions; however, all casting decisions are ultimately up to the Director and the staff of said production. All rehearsals for The Music Man MUST be listed on the conflict calendar that is submitted when auditioning for Beauty and the Beast JR. Rehearsals for The Music Man MUST be the first priority of all cast members until performances for The Music Man have concluded. Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions regarding this information.
October 2 -3 & 9-10, 2021
Lincoln Cultural Center 240 Warren Ave Kankakee IL 60901
TylerActs@gmail.com - Music Man as subject line
Thank you for you support of The Music Man! We are thrilled to bring the Wells Fargo Wagon back to KVTA!
The Music Man 2021 Staff
Since we now have tickets on sale for The Music Man, we have an important announcement. The KVTA Board of Directors decided that masks should be worn by everyone, no matter your vaccination status, throughout the entirety of each production. This policy will be in effect until further notice. We are doing everything we can to get to opening night, and we thank you for your cooperation!