The Music Man

Near West Theatre

Cleveland, OH (Gordon Square)
Community Theatre

Book, Music, and Lyrics by: Meredith Willson
Story by: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

November 18 - December 4, 2022

Show Description:

What do you get when a fast-talking salesman comes to town to sell instruments and uniforms and vows to organize a band but winds up falling in love with the town librarian? TROUBLE with a capital "T"! This six-time, Tony award-winning musical comedy is back on our NWT stage! Featuring songs such as "Seventy-Six Trombones," "'Til There Was You," and "Gary, Indiana", this family-friendly show for all ages will have you tooting your own horn!

Staff and Cast

Director:  Jordan Cooper
Musical Director: Jordan Cooper

Aaron Phillips - Harold Hill
Gwen Stembridge - Marian Paroo
Beau Reddington - Charlie Cowell
Mike Obertacz - Mayor Shinn
Amanda Bender - Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Peter Bradley - Marcellus Washburn
Kathryn O'Sullivan - Ethel Toffelmire
Saundra Green - Mrs. Paroo
Clayton Obertacz - Winthrop Paroo
Yamini Sridhar - Amaryllis Hix
Anthony "Bones" Kruse - Ewart Dunlop
Sydney Noelle Warren - Oliver Hix
Kate Atherton - Jacey Squires
Noah Hrbek - Olin Britt
Carrie Beatty - Mrs. Britt
Jacob Yankow - Tommy Djilas
Audrey Morrison - Zaneeta Shinn
Reese Reichel - Gracie Shinn
Rachel Drotar - Alma Hix
Amani Green - Maud Dunlop
Venchise Phillips - Mrs. Squires
Connor Karboski - Conductor/Constable Locke
Hannah Armenta - Ensemble
Emily Brady - Ensemble
Tom Campbell - Ensemble
Sara Chapman - Ensemble
Giovanni Conti - Ensemble
Melora Dodge - Ensemble
Jamie Fesko - Ensemble
Suni Garcia-Prignitz - Ensemble
Maura Gillis - Ensemble
Alana Lesnansky - Ensemble
Martha Loughridge - Ensemble
Nina Lunde - Ensemble
Nick Maistros - Ensemble
James Malloy - Ensemble
Lily Mihelich - Ensemble
Claire McGinty - Ensemble
Katie Medvec - Ensemble
Olivia Moore - Ensemble
Josie O'Leary - Ensemble
Carmen Rey - Ensemble
Abby Skully - Ensemble
Esther Tan - Ensemble
Mack van Lier - Ensemble
Piet van Lier - Ensemble
Molly Walsh - Ensemble
Dave Weinmann - Ensemble
Lydia Whitehouse - Ensemble
Jules Ziel - Ensemble


7:30pm Thursday (12/1 only)
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays (no performance 11/20)

Runtime: 2h 40m (includes 10m intermission)


$15 or Pay What You Can

(216) 961-6391

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Health and Safety Guidelines


Tickets are emailed to patrons to limit the buildup of traffic in our entryway. Tickets can be presented on a cellphone from a confirmation email or they can be printed at home. For patrons that cannot access either of these options, we will be able to look up your tickets at the Box Office.

Please have your tickets ready and on hand when arriving at the doors of the theatre. Patrons should arrive with their whole group, ready to be seated.

There is a 10-minute intermission for the audience to use the restrooms and head outside to the Sullivan Plaza for fresh air.

Near West Theatre will communicate updates via text messaging and emails. Please be sure to add to your email contacts to make sure you do not miss any important announcements.

As of July 1, 2022, Near West Theatre is no longer requiring audience members to wear masks during performances on our mainstage. Masks are still highly recommended and we ask those that are unvaccinated to please mask while in our building. Cloth, surgical, and KN95 masks are all accepted. Surgical masks are available free of charge at the box office.

The house will remain at full capacity. Reserved seating is available.

Anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or is exhibiting symptoms or feeling ill, is asked to stay home. Arrangements can be made with Near West Theatre for an alternate date or refund.

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Near West Theatre has endured significant financial loss due to the cancellation of live performances since March of 2020. If able, you are invited to make an additional donation when you purchase your tickets to a show, or you can give here. Your support enables us to keep ticket pricing low for all members of our community.

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Near West Theatre
6702 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102