Grove City College’s Theatre Program will stage “The Music Man” Nov. 8 to 11 in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 11.
The Tony award-winning musical tells the tale of a con man’s redemption in River City, Iowa, and features the well-known songs “Ya Got Trouble,” “’Til There Was You,” “76 Trombones” and more.
Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance online after Oct. 25 at gcc.edu/tickets or by calling 724-458-3331.
The large cast features Luke Leon ’18 as Harold Hill; Jordan Luntz ’18 as Marian Paroo; Sam Kenney ’18 as Marcellus Washburn; and Nick Holmer ’18, Brian Ferris ’19, Michael Kolker ’21, James Mangiapane ’18, and Dr. Collin Messer, professor of English, as the quintet.
The show is directed by Betsy Craig ’77, professor of English and director of the Theatre Program, with Emmy Larson ’20 serving as stage manager, Hannah Meredith ’20 and Allison Echard ’20 as assistant stage managers, Kevin Garvey as choreographer, Caroline Coulter ’19 and Delaney Martin ’20 as dance captains, David Barron as music director and Dan Wolfe as technical director.
Grove City College has a history of staging ambitious musicals and stage productions with casts made up of students from diverse academic disciplines. This fall the College began offering a minor in musical theater.