1963 - 1964

The Music Man

River City, Iowa 1912


The Music Man is the story of Professor Harold Hill and his impact on the sleepy town of River City, Iowa. Hill arrives in that small community on July 4, 1912, with every intention of fleecing the town's citizens. But even with nothing but the lowest intentions, he inadvertently brings joy into their lives and into his own life, as well. His "con" is simple but effective: he convinces the town's residents he can teach their children to play in a marching band if they buy the instruments and uniforms he has for sale. Then he simply collects the money and escapes without fulfilling his promises. His best laid plans, however, go wonderfully awry when he falls in love with the town librarian, Marian Paroo, who makes an honest man of the perennial huckster. Trapped by his own love for Marian, Hill is literally forced to face the music when he is made to "conduct" his rag-tag orchestra.


Dramatic Director: Richard Lafferty

Musical Director: Squadron Leader C.O. (Cliff) Hunt

Choreographer: Madame Nesta Toumine

Cast

Barbara May

Maud Dunlop

Barry Stewart

Marcellus Washburn

Bill Luxton

Mayor Shinn

Bill Warne

Travelling Salesman, Chorus

Bob Murray

Travelling Salesman, Chorus

Boris Kotelewetz

Dancer

Carol Benway

Baton Twirler

Cayla Mirsky

Zaneeta Shinn

Claire Charette

Chorus

Claire Ellen Davidson

Dancer

David Knight

Children's Chorus

Derek Carter

Travelling Salesman, Chorus

Diana Wynne-Jones

Marion Paroo

Don Herbertson

Tommy Djilas

Don Laver

Harold Hill

Douglas Durant

Jacey Squires

Earle Hanratty

Conductor, Chorus

Elizabeth Knight

Chorus

Elsa Pickthorne

Mrs. Paroo

Evelyn Witwicki

Chorus

Fiona Fish

Children's Chorus

Fred Gardiner

Children's Chorus

Frederic Braun

Dancer

George Berniquez

Chorus

George Winship

Olin Britt, Travelling Salesman

Glen Kealey

Charlie Cowell

Helene Clairoux

Chorus

Irene Aldrich

Chorus

Jean Hunter

Chorus

Jean Wheeler

Chorus

Jessica Gardiner

Children's Chorus

Jim Campbell

Travelling Salesman. Chorus

Joan Halley

Mrs. Squires

Joanne Ashe

Dancer

Laurie Robillard

Chorus

Les Bonhower

Chorus

Les Plant

Ewart Dunlop

Linda Ingram

Gracie Shinn

Margaret Owens

Chorus

Marilee Williams

Dancer

Marion Dempsey

Chorus

Mark Richardson

Oliver Hix, Travelling Salesman

Mary Field

Children's Chorus

May Boyer

Dancer

Midgie Kaufman

Baton Twirler

Mike Stoner

Chorus

Nora Carpenter

Alma Hix

Pam Lafferty

Eulalie Mackecknic Shinn

Pamela Seguin

Children's Chorus

Peter Blais

Children's Chorus

Peter Carter

Chorus

Peter Harris

Children's Chorus

Richard Braden

Travelling Salesman, Chorus

Robert Desjardins

Dancer

Robert Poirier

Dancer

Saul Rubinek

Chorus

Sharon Pickthorne

Amaryllis

Sharron McCormick

Chorus

Shirley Henry

Chorus

Sylvia Andrusek

Ethel Toffeimier

Sylvia Carter

Chorus

Teddy Clarke

Winthrop Paroo

Tim Hynes

Constable Locke, Travelling Salesman, Chorus

Wayne Blatchly

Chorus

Production

Audrey Jordan

Publicity Chairman

Bill Young

Sound Effects

Christine McCulloch Allan

Benevolent

Donna Emmons

Chorus Director

Gilles St. Denis

Assistant to the Sets Designer

Guy Harrison

Assistant Stage Manager

Jessie Fear

Ticket Manager

Louise Cameron

Canteen Chairman

Margaret Mahony

Assistant to the Dramatic Director, Prompting

Mildred Ker

Wardrobe Mistress

Milt Wright

Sets Designer, Workshop Chairman

Murray Smith

Assistant to the Lighting Director

Nancy MacDonald

Wardrobe Mistress Assistant

Nancy Turner

Lighting Director

Pam Fish

Make-up Chairman

Pat Faithfull

Stage Manager

Rose McCallum

Properties Chairman

Toni Cole

Prompting

Winifred Canty

Accompanist

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