The Music Man 2023
Meredith Willson - (1957)
The Music Man
Fri, Jul 7 - Sun, Jul 23
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
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We open our 2023 Shedd Theatricals season with Meredith Willson's heartwarming 1957 masterpiece The Music Man, the story of a fast-talking traveling salesman who drops into a small town on the 4th of July 1912 intent on convincing the gullible locals to buy a set of band instruments and uniforms to keep their kids from "going bad" and get our of town before they know what's hit them…but instead helps a lonely little boy overcome his speech impediment and falls in love with his older sister, the town's librarian and piano teacher. The Music Man opened at the Majestic Theatre on December 19, 1957.
The year is 1912 and the fast-talking traveling salesman "Professor" Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa promising the townsfolk that he can stear the town’s youth from “going bad” by establishing a boys band outfitted with magnificent uniforms and instruments he would be able to sell them (of course). It's all part of a big sales pitch (he doesn't know a thing about music and always leaves town a town before anyone figures out that instruments and uniforms aren't enough to make a band! But contending with Marian Paroo, the completely no-nonsense town librarian wasn't part of his plan. Marian sees Hill exactly for what he is and wants nothing to do with him when he tries to make her his newest conquest, but when he helps her young brother Winthrop overcome the severe shyness he suffers from due to his lisp, she falls in love with him. Before he knows it, he falls in love right back…and is stuck!
With classic tunes that include "Ya Got Trouble," "Goodnight My Someone", "The Wells Fargo Wagon", "Till There Was You", "Shipoopi" and the show-stopping "Seventy-Six Trombones", The Music Man is an irresistible, all-American musical for the entire family!
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Kirk Boyd, director
Christopher Mudd, music director & conductor
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, choreographer
Anna Björnsdotter, costume design
Jim Ralph, set design
Connie Huston, set design, master painter
Emily Kidder, rehearsal pianist & asst to the conductor
Kenady Conforth, dance captain
Tate Foshay, "Professor" Harold Hill
Cyra Conforth, Marian Paroo
Ashley Chandler, Mrs. Paroo
Eliyah Chandler, Winthrop Paroo
Earl Ruttencutter, Mayor Shinn
Heidi Turnquist, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Brandon B. Weaver, Marcellus Washburn
Matthew Michaels, Tommy Djilas
Claude Offenbacher, Constable Locke, Conductor
Nehemiah Nance, Oliver Hix
Matthew Leach, Jacey Squires
Owen Colley, Olin Britt
Tessa Douangaphalvong, Ethel Toffelmier
Keri Davis, Maud Dunlop
Clarae Smith, Euphemia Britt
Hanna Foshay, Hermione Squires
Lucy Geller, Corabelle Scoville
Jewel Ofelt, Alma Hix
Brayden Allen, Silas Yoder
Kenady Conforth, Fern Yoder
Isabella Willis, Zaneeta Shinn
Lucy MacKay, Amaryllis
Anna Irwin, Gracie Shinn
Youth Ensemble
Eli Chandler, Anwen Cramer Dickinson, Kenton Montoya, Renata Russell, Brenna Scott,
Ticket/Venue Info
The Music Man Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  29.25 
A37.00  33.50  31.50  29.75  27.75 
B33.00  29.75  28.25  26.50  24.75 
C29.00  26.25  24.75  23.25  21.75 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor