a cast numbering more than 50, more than a few stand out.
Capturing the hearts of everyone in the audience were all the
children and young adults cavorting around the stage.
"The Music Man," ... is truly a family production and
a wonderful way for all ages to spend an evening together."
County Times review
CLIP - Brief Highlights from The Music Man
July 24, 25, 26, 27
July 31, August 1 & 2 8:00pm
KIT CARSON AMPHITHEATRE - ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA
of the City of Escondido's PLAYS
IN THE PARK 2008 Season
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Music Man plays out the eternal battle of the sexes in the
great, all-American, classic musical comedy.
Into River City, Iowa comes handsome and roguish ladies' man, Harold
Hill, with a grand scheme to con the town. Little does he know, he's
met his match in the unfashionably smart and uncommonly beautiful town
librarian, Marion Paroo. Add to this the charming and hilarious antics
of small town turn-of-the century life and you have Americana at its
silliest and most heartwarming.
as Professor Harold Hill
as Marion Paroo
production honors the 50th anniversary of the golden musical"
- San Diego Theatre Scene
[Chris Miller as Harold Hill is] an engaging performer ... better in
the smaller, more romantic moments with his reluctant love interest,
the strong-willed librarian, Marian Paroo. Amanda Kramer inhabits the
character with fine acting chops and a sweet soprano voice. The coupleís
connection was credible, their smooches even more so.
Mayor of River City and his wife were comically played by Scott Farrell
and Jennifer Lloyd. And Joey Minnich scored many a laugh as Marcellus
Washburn, the fast-talking, nervous-nellie former cohort of Professor
Hill. Sarah Gates-Lozier mustered a fine Irish brogue as Marionís mama,
Mrs. Paroo, with just the right mix of comedy and drama. Eleven year-old
Chad Mulhull was also right on the money, especially vocally, as the
beleaguered lithper, Winthrop Paroo. The 12-piece band had its brassy
moments, and the 40+ member cast gave it their all.