The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her.

The Music Man 2014 Performances

  • Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 8:00pm
  • Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 8:00pm
  • Sunday, May 11, 2014@ 2:00 pm

Edmund Keefe Auditorium (in Elm Street School)
117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH (map it)

Production Staff

  • Director -- Kathy Lovering
  • Musical Director --Jed Holland
  • Choreographer --Martha Daniels Holland
  • Producers --Jennifer Morton, Michelle Morrison
  • Stage Managers -- Deb Ritrovato, Tom Ritrovato
  • Technical Director -- Dennis Schneider
  • Set Designer -- John McAllister
  • Lighting Designer --Craig Brennan, Dennis Schneider
  • Sound Designer -- Dan Richards
  • Costumer --Raelene Lijiberg
  • Props -- Leo Choquette

Cast List

Professor Harold Hill -- Michael Coppola

Marian Paroo -- Caity Jeanne Glover

Marcellus Washburn -- Craig Plummer

Mayor George Shinn -- Jonathan Fisher

Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn -- Cindy Fisher

Widow Paroo -- Marilyn Valentine

Winthrop Paroo -- Cayden M. Plummer

The School Board

Ewart Dunlop -- Roger Hurd

Jacey Squires --  Patrick McCarty

Oliver Hix  -- John Potelle

Olin Britt  -- Dan Wolaver

The Pick-A-Little Ladies

Ethel Toffelmier --  Sarah Desaulniers

Maud Dunlop -- Gail Ward Reilly

Mrs. Squires -- Rosalind Sandler

Alma Hix -- Carol Gorelick

Mrs. Gardner  -- Pamela Thornhill

Mrs. Cook  -- Nancy Rosen


Tommy Djilas -- Andrew Holland

Zaneeta Shinn  -- . Katie Tocci

Charlie Cowell  --  Charlie Pipilas

Constable Locke  --  Mike Bradbury

Amaryllis -- Grace Conard

Gracie Shinn  -- Mary Holland

The Traveling Salesmen

Bob D’Ambroise, Brad Gibbons, Joel Iwaskiewicz, John McAllister, David Miller, Joe Reilly, Tom Ritrovato, Mike Ryder

Speciality Dancers and Ensemble

Mia Berardi, Tina Cassidy, Jacob Duby, Ismael Gallardo, Ben Gorelick, Heidi Guidmore, Becca Holland, Joel Iwaskiewicz, Brenna McGoff, Cam Morin, Lindsay Murch, Greg Nguyen, Laura Vitale, Cassidy White, Melany White

The Folks of River City

Jonatha Bianchi, Bob Frasca, Glen Grimard, Kasia Grossman, Ron Kew, Lizzie Krahenbuhl, Bill Mauser, Sandra Metaxotos, Patrick Scarpati

The Children of River City

Kelly Frasca, Isaac George, Malcolm George, Shira Grossman, Chris Holland, Rebecca Manning, Chloe Metaxotos, Ben Morton, Grace Morton, Nicole Plummer, Jonah Savage, Cohen Smith, Madeline Swisher, Sarina White

Musical numbers

Act I

  • "Rock Island" – Charlie Cowell and Traveling Salesmen
  • "Iowa Stubborn" – Townspeople of River City
  • "(Ya Got) Trouble" – Harold Hill and Townspeople
  • "Piano Lesson" – Marian Paroo, Mrs. Paroo and Amaryllis
  • "Goodnight, My Someone" – Marian
  • "Seventy-six Trombones" – Harold, Boys and Girls
  • "Sincere" – Quartet (Olin Britt, Oliver Hix, Ewart Dunlop, Jacey Squires)
  • "The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl" – Harold, Marcellus Washburn
  • "Pickalittle (Talk-a-Little)" – Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix, Mrs. Squires and Ladies of River City
  • "Goodnight, Ladies" – Quartet
  • "Marian The Librarian" – Harold, Boys and Girls
  • "My White Knight" – Marian
  • "The Wells Fargo Wagon" – Winthrop Paroo, Townspeople

Act II

  • "It's You" – The Quartet, Eulalie, Maud, Ethel, Alma and Mrs. Squires
  • "Shipoopi" – Marcellus, Harold, Marian and townspeople
  • "Pickalittle (Talk-a-Little)" (reprise) – Eulalie, Maud, Ethel, Alma, Mrs. Squires and Ladies
  • "Lida Rose" – Quartet
  • "Will I Ever Tell You" – Marian
  • "Gary, Indiana" – Winthrop, Mrs. Paroo, Marian
  • "It's You" (reprise) – Townspeople, Boys and Girls
  • "Till There Was You" – Marian, Harold
  • "Seventy-six Trombones/Goodnight, My Someone" (reprise) – Harold and Marian
  • "Till There Was You" (reprise) – Harold
  • "Finale" – Company