Hunter Foster Is the Muny's Music Man, Starting Tonight | Playbill

News Hunter Foster Is the Muny's Music Man, Starting Tonight The classic American musical continues through July 11.
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The Muny production of The Music Man plays the St. Louis, MO, venue July 5-11.

Directed by Rob Ruggiero, the limited engagement is choreographed by Chris Bailey with music direction by James Moore.

The cast comprises Hunter Foster (Harold Hill), Elena Shaddow (Marian Paroo), Mark Linn-Baker (Mayor Shinn), Liz McCartney (Mrs. Paroo), Todd Buonopane (Marcellus Washburn), Nancy Anderson (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn), Colby Dezelick (Tommy Djilas), Halli Toland (Zaneeta Shinn), Elizabeth Ann Berg (Ethel Toffelmeir), Greta Clark (Amaryllis), J.D. Daw (Jacey Squires), Adam Halpin (Edward Dunlop), Owen Hanford (Winthrop Paroo), Hannah Kiem (Maud Dunlop), Ben Nordstrom (Oliver Hix), Michael James Reed (Charlie Cowell), April Strelinger (Alma Hix) and Joseph Torello (Olin Britt) with Kelly Berman, Allison Broadhurst, Beth Crandall, Randall Dodge, Meghan Faddis, Gary Glasgow, Julie Hanson, Lynn Humphrey, Phillip Johnson-Richardson, Audrey Kennedy, Alex Larson, Barbara McCulloh, Jessie Peltier, Tim Schall, Curtis Schroeger, Luke Steinhauer, James Stevko, Daryl Tofa, Chaz Wolcott and Rebecca Young. The company also features The Muny kid and teen youth ensembles.

The production has scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, with costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by John Lasiter, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge and video design by Rob Denton. Wig design is by Leah J. Loukas, and the production stage manager is Monica Dickhens.

Meredith Willson's The Music Man, according to press notes, “hails from the 1950s golden age of musical theatre and follows fast-talking traveling salesman Professor Harold Hill. Hill, despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef, cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the town librarian, and begins to lead with his heart, instead of his mischievous ways.”

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(Updated July 5, 2016)
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