The Music Man

Saturday, June 22 - 1:30 PM

Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN
Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Book by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

The town of River City, Iowa will never be the same after the smooth talking traveling salesman Harold Hill convinces them a children’s band is the only way to save their town from the terrors of a pool hall. Little does Harold suspect that he will never be the same either after taking on this Iowa town and its librarian, Marian Paroo. A fun and boisterous romantic comedy ensues in a performance that is ideal for the whole family.

The Music Man is made possible by Charlottesville Opera’s Presenting Sponsor: The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Additional support by Tessa Gowan Ader, whose gifts make possible the Ader Emerging Artist Program, training the next generation of great voices.

Conductor: Brian DeMaris
Stage Director: Kathleen Belcher
Producer/General Director: Leanne P. Clement
Artistic Director: Caroline Worra
Scenic Designer: Oscar Escobedo
Lighting and Projection Designer: Kris Kirkwood
Costume Designer: Glenn Avery Breed and Wardrobe Witchery
Wig and Makeup Designer: James P. McGough
Choreographer: Catherine Turner
Chorus Master/Assistant Conductor: Michael Slon
Stage Manager: David Jackson
Assistant Director: Alexia Christie
Orchestra Contractor: Jeannette Jang

The Music Man is presented by Charlottesville Opera, formerly Ash Lawn Opera, has been presenting opera and musical theater productions since 1978. Each summer, over 140 theater professionals, singers, orchestra musicians, directors, and designers gather in Charlottesville to produce two mainstage performances at The Paramount Theater in addition to concerts throughout the community in June and July.

The Music Man is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.



215 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type
Theatre / Dance


The Paramount Theater

Date / Time

Saturday, June 22, 2024
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Paramount Theater Box Office
(434) 979-1333
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