Broadway musical, “The Music Man,” opens Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts at Burnsville High School, located at 600 E. Hwy 13.
Based on the story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, the production follows Harold Hill, a traveling con man who arrives in River City, Iowa, and convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money but factors are complicating his plan. The cast is led by Daniel Akah as music man Harold Hill and Maddie Stuart as librarian Marion Paroo.
Directed by Amy Stead, performances run Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee on Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Senior citizens are invited to a free performance at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Mraz Center.
Vocal Director is Gary Butler; Pit Director is Molly Holmes and Choreographer is Ann Bakken.
Other cast members include:
Marcellus Washburn: Will Alvey
Mrs. Paroo: Kaitlin Johnson
Mayor Shinn: Zach Holmes
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Sofia Versalles Duffert
Ewart Dunlop (ten 2): Max Taylor
Oliver Hix (bari): Sam Scheuneman
Jacey Squires (ten 1): Jon Butler
Olin Britt (bass): Andre Finney
Amaryllis: Sophie Herzog
Winthrop Paroo: Jacob Holtzleiter
Zaneeta Shinn: Kelly Solberg
Tommy Djilas: Isaac Nelson
Gracie Shinn: Sophia Kemeny
Charlie Cowell: Caleb Hubbard
Alma Hix: Meta Lobben
Maud Dunlop: Megan Bormann
Ethel Toffelmier: Abby Harrold
Mrs. Squires: Evie Kane
Conductor: Henry Smalstig
Constable Locke: Malik Lekuti
Company: Ian Appold, Olivia Bendickson, Davin Blix, , Kenzie Carrane, Janeesa Cook, Bianka Delgadillo, Jayde Grass, Joy Grittner, Emma Harrold, Casey Hennessy, Ryan Horrocks, Mikayla Hughes, Mari Ismail, Kyliah Jimoh, Alex Kielas, Kya Leen, Angela Linh, Kali Lorensen, Maddie Moher, Ryan Mokandu, Ciara Nyberg, Sam Panos, Kiele Sterner, Garrett Sour, Joshua Swanson, Alyssa Upton and Eyakem Yilma.
Tickets are $12 adults, $11 seniors, $10 students and free for District 191 badge holders. Tickets are available online or at the door. Please note that some performances may sell out and may not be available at the door for purchase.
Visit the BHS Theatre Guild website for additional information regarding “The Music Man” and other upcoming performances.