See ‘The Music Man’ Sept. 6 to 22

By on August 28, 2019

Servant Stage Company is excited to bring their biggest show of the year to the stage, Broadway classic “The Music Man,” performing at Lancaster Mennonite High School, Sept. 6 through 22.

Featuring more than 60 local performers and a full professional orchestra, the cast also includes a familiar face in the role of Harold Hill. The beloved musical has been a favorite of Executive Director Johnathan Bauer’s since he was a child, and he is thrilled to make a return to the stage with this iconic role.

“It’s the first show I ever saw, and really was the spark that ignited my love for musicals,” says Bauer. “I remember getting the cassette tape of ‘The Music Man’ from my grandparents for my birthday when I was about 6 or 7. It’s the perfect American musical, with such fun characters, a lively story, and one showstopping song after another.”

Though it has been several years since Bauer was on stage, he started his theatre career as a performer, and has performed with many of the Lancaster theatres.

With songs like “76 Trombones,” “Till There Was You,” “Trouble,” and “Goodnight, My Someone,” the hit musical has been a staple of musical theatre since it debuted on Broadway in 1957.

Servant Stage Artistic Director Wally Calderon will serve as director and choreographer with Kendra Bigley directing the music and the orchestra. The cast also features Amber Emerson in the role of Marian Paroo, Katherine Rundall as Mrs. Paroo, and Ric Zimmerman, Michael Sole, Daniel Grayberg, and Matthew Wilhelm as the barbershop quartet.

“It’s one of our largest and most talented casts ever, and we can’t wait to share this production with our community,” says Calderon. “It’s a family-friendly show that’s great for all ages, both for the audience and the cast. ‘The Music Man’ seemed like a great fit for our season.”

In keeping with Servant Stage’s mission to make great performances accessible to everyone in the community, all performances are offered as pay-what-you-will. Tickets are required and can be reserved in advance by visiting ServantStageCompany.com or by calling 717-455-0255.

 

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