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PHS to present ‘Music Man’ as spring musical

Posted February 11, 2019

Plymouth High School will present the Tony-winning Broadway show “The Music Man” as its annual spring musical Feb. 28 to March 3.

This classic comedy tells the story of Harold Hill, a traveling con man, and his time in River City, Iowa. Harold convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing uniforms and instruments from him – intending to flee town as soon as he receives the money. Only Marian Paroo, the local librarian, suspects fraud. When Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about whether to stay or move onto the next town.

This big brass musical features many well-loved songs, including “76 Trombones,” “Lida Rose,” and “Till There Was You.”

“The Music Man,” written by Meredith Wilson, opened on Broadway in 1957 and won five Tony awards, including Best Musical. It had a West End run in 1961 and revivals in 1980 and 2000.

The double-cast PHS show is directed by Amanda Smith, Colleen Schulz and Herb Stoltenberg, with band direction by Jason Sebranek, choreography by Lori Schmitt, costumes by Eileen Brooks, and technical direction by Gary Kaiser.

Reserved-seat tickets cost $9 and are on sale in the Plymouth High School office. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door before each performance.

Shows will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28; Friday, March 1; and Saturday, March 2; with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3 in the Acuity Auditorium at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

Learn more:
• Visit The Arts section of our District Report Card to learn more about the extensive and varied performance opportunities available to our students.

Cast List

Note: When two names are listed, first is Thursday/Saturday cast, second is Friday/Sunday cast
Harold Hill: Bennett Josephs, Ian Theisenhusen
Marian Paroo: Anne Sedlacek, Jordyn Anderson
Mayor Shinn: Adam Carbaugh, Chase Jasinski
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Sydney Tackes, Lizzie Riley
Marcellus Washburn: Ethan Joseph, Mitch Arnold
Mrs. Paroo: Keely Kuru, Azure Maki
Tommy Djilas: Rinor Rushorn, Davis Suckow
Zaneeta Shinn: Kernan Jarr, Kate Hermansen
Amaryllis: Katherine Rauscher, Mara Kiekhoefer
Charlie Cowell: Dylan Ernst, Michael Krusiec
Winthrop Paroo: Frank Erdly, Nathan Rauscher

Ensemble:
Mason Brill Meerdink
Lauren Brinkman
Megan Caster
Micah Falk
Jacob Gruttner
Sakurato Harada
Rosalia Johnson
Ella Josephs
Katelyn Knuth
Ethan Lilyquist
Alla Loehr
Riley Meyer
Maggie Munson
Julianna Neu
Graci Nohl
Alicia Nugent
Katy Peterson
Ezra Schermacher
Cami Schroder
Ally Schwartz
Lexi Sheridan
Ellie Staehling
Olivia Straub
Cameron Schreiber
Andrew Van Norwick  
Nicole Walber
Zoe Zwick

Youth Ensemble:
Cole Anhalf
Cavin Baltus
Jaren Baltus
Khloe Brunmeir
Lauren Cantwell
Avery Feiber
Gabrielle Laboy
Naiya Laboy
Zeb Schermacher