'The Music Man' to be performed at St. Peter Catholic School this week

Monday, April 26, 2010
Professor Harold Hill, played by Andrew Markes, instructs the townspeople of River City, Iowa, about the dangers of a pool hall in the song "Ya Got Trouble" in a rehearsal of St. Peter Catholic School's production of "The Music Man." (Sydney Stonner/Democrat-News)

St. Peter Catholic School will present Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" in the school gymnasium April 29-30 at 7 p.m., according to a news release. Adult tickets cost $2, student tickets are $1, and admission for children pre-kindergarten age or younger is free.

The musical is the story of Harold Hill, a salesman and self-named band leader, who arrives in the small town of River City, Iowa, on July 4, 1910, to sell the idea of a band, as well as instruments and uniforms, too.

He intends to sell the products, collect his money and then leave the town "high and dry," but instead he has a change of heart after meeting the town residents, especially the librarian, Marian Paroo.

Director Ruth Hartung said the play tells a great story, and is a "family musical classic."

Attendees will hear familiar songs such as "76 Trombones," "Wells Fargo Wagon" and "Shipoopi," along with many others.

Hartung was assisted in play production by Renee Barr and Susie Thompson.

Fourth- through eighth-grade students will perform in the play. The cast is as follows.

Traveling Salesperson 1: Payton Beeler

Traveling Salesperson 2: Drew Hayob

Traveling Salesperson 3: Fidel Medrano

Traveling Salesperson 4: Lexie Thompson

Traveling Salesperson 5: Rachel Wansing

Newspaper 1: Jordyn Townsend

Newspaper 2: Nick Hartley

Newspaper 3: Mason Morris

Conductor: Joe Shroyer

"Charlie" Cowell: Katie Wansing

Constable Locke: Kelly Bench

Marian Paroo: Samantha Ehrhardt

Harold Hill: Andrew Markes

Mayor Shinn: Jesse Burton

Ewart Dunlop: Nathan Crumbaugh

Oliver Hix: Taylor Anderson

Jacey Squires: Zach McGrath

Olin Britt: Jacob Bosley

Marcellus Washburn: Jack Alsbach

Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn: Gabrielle Giger

Amaryllis: Savannah Simpson

Mrs. Paroo: Elizabeth Angelhow

Tommy Djilas: Kevin Rivera

Winthrop Paroo: Garrett Harvey

Zaneeta Shinn: Kellen Renard

Gracie Shinn: Jennifer Umaņa

Ethel Toffelmeier: Angela Bosley

Alma Hix: Abigail Henke

Maud Dunlop: Kelsey Hubbard

Mrs. Squires: Sarah Hartley

Pick-a-little Ladies: Laura Thomas, Justice Kennedy, Rachel Wansing, Sam Bench, Lexie Thompson, Katie Wansing, Abigail Henke, Molly Angelhow

River City Marching Band: Nathan Potts, Brandon Stanton, Darius Olvera, Dylan Olvera, Mason Morris, Nick Hartley, Joe Wansing, Drew Hayob

Citizens of River City: Rachel Ulbrich, Molly Angelhow, Alyx Gauldin, Sydnee Mason, Elizabeth Pomerenke, Alexis Thompson, Jasmine Zelaya, Sam Bench.

Contact Sydney Stonner at marshallbusiness@socket.net

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