June 15-17, 2018

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.



Main Stage performances are presented at the
Monroe High School, 901 Herr Road, Monroe, MI 48161

Go in the first gate off S. Custer & go in the double doors.

Use entrance E6

Theater will be just down the hall.

The Music Man is sponsored in part by

Show Dates and Times
Friday, June 15th at 7:30pm.
Saturday, June 16th at 7:30pm.
Sunday, June 17th at 2pm.

Purchasing Tickets the Night of the Show at the Door
The box office will be open at theater approximately 1 hour before the scheduled start of the show, known as curtain time.
We accept cash, checks (with valid ID), VISA and Mastercard as forms of payment.


Buying Tickets Online.
You may purchase tickets online safely and securely with PayPal!

You may also pay using your credit card if you do not have a PayPal account by choosing the option that says “Pay with Paypal express, Debit or credit card, or Paypal credit”.

Your tickets will be held for you at the WILL CALL ticket booth located in the main lobby.


NOTE: Please bring the PayPal receipt of your ticket purchase to the box office window on the night of the show.


Show Type Price Purchase
The Music Man Adult (19+) $20.00

The Music Man Senior (62+) $18.00

The Music Man Student (6-18) $13.00

The Music Man Child (5 & under) $5.00


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

Character Breakdown

Charlie Cowell
A traveling salesmen who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes. Tirelessy attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.
Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 45

Harold Hill
Our story’s unsuspecting protagonist. A con man, traveling under the auspices of a salesman, he eventually falls in love with Marian Paroo. Charismatic and charming.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

A blustery politician who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.
Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 60

Ewart Dunlop
A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Oliver Hix
A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Jacey Squires
The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: C3

Olin Britt
A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: C4

Vocal range bottom: F2

Marcellus Washburn
Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Tommy Djilas
An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
Gender: Male

Age: 15 to 20

Marian Paroo
The stuff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Paroo
Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.
Gender: Female
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Winthrop Paroo
Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.
Gender: Male
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: C4|

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Zaneeta Shinn
The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Alma Hix
A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Oliver Hix.
Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 45

Maud Dunlop
A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Ewart Dunlop.
Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 45

Ethel Toffelmier
A comical “Pick-a-Little Lady,” and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend.
Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 40

Mrs. Squires
A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Jacey Squires.
Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 45

Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen