The Music Man Begins August 3rd

Plays and Events, Weston News |July 19, 2017

The cast of The Music Man. Photo by Hubert Schriebl.

“Seventy-six Trombones” are coming to the Weston Playhouse stage this August!

In the true Weston tradition of bringing award-winning classics to the stage, the company will present the Grammy and Tony Award winning musical The Music Man. Opening on August 3, this production promises to be nothing short of the magical classic we all adore.

Follow fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the townspeople of River City, Iowa, into paying for a boys’ band that he has no intention of organizing. But when he falls for Marian, the librarian, his plans to skip town with the cash are foiled, and a town is transformed.

The multi-talented cast is led by two names very familiar in Weston.  The iconic role of Harold Hill will be brought to life by David Bonanno, as he celebrates his thirtieth year of performing on the Weston stage. Some of his most memorable productions at the Playhouse include Mamma Mia!, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, A Funny Thing Happened…, Stones in His Pockets, The Full Monty, Of Mice And Men, Death Of A Salesman, and Floyd Collins. Bonanno has also written and directed many Cabarets.

Opposite Bonanno, will be Marissa McGowan playing Marian Paroo. McGowan was last seen as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Her favorite Broadway credits include A Little Night MusicLes Miserables, and Bonnie and Clyde.

For an insider’s perspective of the show, don’t miss the pre-show Director’s Talk on August 3, 4, and 5 (matinee).  Audiences attending the Sunday matinees on August 6 and 13 are invited to remain in the auditorium for a Talkback with the cast and crew.

The Music Man runs August 3 through August 19 at the Weston Playhouse on the Village Green (12 Park Street in Weston). Show times are Tues-Sat at 7:30pm, Wed and Sat matinees at 2:00, and Sun matinees at 3:00. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office from 10:00am-6:00pm at 802-824-5288 or by visiting westonplayhouse.org.


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