Opening Date

Aug 18, 1958

Closing Date

Mar 17, 1962

MusicalComedyOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
Setting
River City, Iowa. 1912.

Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden; with Herbert Greene; Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
Book by Meredith Willson; Music by Meredith Willson; Lyrics by Meredith Willson; Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance arrangements by Laurence Rosenthal; Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene; Special Orchestrations by Sidney Fine; Additional Orchestrations by Sidney Fine, Irwin Kostal, Seymour Ginzler and Walter Eiger; Musical Director: Michel Perriere
Entire Production Staged by Morton Da Costa; Choreographed by Onna White
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Milton M. Pollack
Production Stage Manager: Harry Howell; Stage Manager: Walter Kelvin; Assistant Stage Mgr: James E. Barron
Assistant Conductor: Paul Cianci
Photographer: Friedman-Abeles; Production Associate: Sylvia Drulie; Press Representative: Gertrude Bromberg
Harold Hill
Marcellus Washburn
Mayor Shinn
Marian Paroo
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Alma Hix
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Amaryllis
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Mrs. Squires
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Conductor
 
Constable Locke
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Charlie Cowell
Oliver Hix
Quartet
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Traveling Salesman
Mrs. Paroo
Resident of River City
Ethel Toffelmier
Olin Britt
Quartet
Zaneeta Shinn
Resident of River City
Ewart Dunlop
Quartet
Tommy Djilas
Resident of River City
Winthrop Paroo
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Jacey Squires
Quartet
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Gracie Shinn
Resident of River City
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Maud Dunlop
Resident of River City
Understudies: Dianne Barton (Marian Paroo), Lewis Bolyard (Jacey Squires), Kay Cole (Amaryllis), Larry Devon (Constable Locke), Earl George (Mayor Shinn, Marcellus Washburn, Charlie Cowell), Scott George (Winthrop Paroo), Harry Hickox (Harold Hill), Roland Ireland (Oliver Hix), Walter Kelvin (Olin Britt), Norma Larkin (Alma Hix, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier), Jean Lyons (Zaneeta Shinn), Nat Santoro (Tommy Djilas), H. James Schlader (Ewart Dunlop), Jan Tanzy (Amaryllis) and Mary-Alice Wunderle (Mrs. Paroo, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn)
Company Manager: Albert H. Rosen
Stage Manager: Fred Hearn; Production Stage Manager: Philip R. Johnson
Press Representative: Harry Davies and Bev Kelley; Casting: Vaughan Bellaver

Cast

Marian Paroo
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Alma Hix
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Gracie Shinn
Resident of River City
Tommy Djilas
Alma Hix
 
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Amaryllis
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Zaneeta Shinn
Resident of River City
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Charlie Cowell
Resident of River City
Winthrop Paroo
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Jacey Squires
Quartet
Traveling Salesman
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Mrs. Squires
 
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Mrs. Squires
Resident of River City
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Zaneeta Shinn
Mrs. Squires
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Winthrop Paroo
Resident of River City
Winthrop Paroo
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Tommy Djilas
Ewart Dunlop
Quartet
Resident of River City
Maud Dunlop
 
Resident of River City
Mrs. Squires
Ethel Toffelmier
 
Resident of River City
Amaryllis
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Resident of River City
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Amaryllis
 
Gracie Shinn
Resident of River City
Amaryllis
Traveling Salesman
 
Resident of River City
Understudies: Jeffrey Allan (Winthrop Paroo), Jean Bruno (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn), Robert Cosden (Harold Hill, Ewart Dunlop), Marceline Decker (Alma Hix, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier), Lisa Drake (Marian Paroo), Richard Fredricks (Oliver Hix), Charles Karel (Ewart Dunlop), Frances Koll (Mrs. Paroo, Alma Hix, Maud Dunlop), Marian Kubar (Ethel Toffelmier), Marissa Mason (Zaneeta Shinn), Bert Michaels (Tommy Djilas), Patrick Plante (Winthrop Paroo), Emily Ruhberg (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn), H. James Schlader (Oliver Hix) and Jo-Ann Trama (Amaryllis)
music by Meredith Willson; lyrics by Meredith Willson
Act 1
Sung By
Rock Island
Charlie Cowell and Traveling Salesmen
Iowa Stubborn
Townspeople of River City
(Ya Got) Trouble
Harold Hill and Townspeople
Piano Lesson
Marian Paroo, Mrs. Paroo and Amaryllis
Goodnight, My Someone
Marian Paroo
Seventy Six Trombones
Harold Hill, Boys and Girls
Sincere
Olin Britt, Oliver Hix, Ewart Dunlop and Jacey Squires
The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl
Harold Hill and Marcellus Washburn
Pickalittle
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix, Mrs. Squires and Ladies of River City
Goodnight Ladies
Olin Britt, Oliver Hix, Ewart Dunlop and Jacey Squires
Marian The Librarian
Harold Hill, Boys and Girls
My White Knight
Marian Paroo
The Wells Fargo Wagon
Winthrop Paroo and Townspeople
Act 2
Sung By
It's You
Olin Britt, Oliver Hix, Ewart Dunlop, Jacey Squires, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix and Mrs. Squires
Shipoopi
Marcellus Washburn, Harold Hill, Marian Paroo, Tommy Djilas, Zaneeta Shinn and Kids
Pickalittle (Reprise)
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix, Mrs. Squires and Ladies
Lida Rose
Olin Britt, Oliver Hix, Ewart Dunlop and Jacey Squires
Will I Ever Tell You?
Marian Paroo
Gary, Indiana
Winthrop Paroo
It's You (Reprise)
Townspeople, Boys and Girls
Till There Was You
Marian Paroo and Harold Hill
Seventy Six Trombones (Reprise)
Harold Hill and Marian Paroo
Goodnight, My Someone (Reprise)
Harold Hill and Marian Paroo
Till There Was You (Reprise)
Harold Hill
Finale
Entire Company
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Dec 26, 1961 - Mar 17, 1962
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Nov 27, 1961 - Dec 23, 1961
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Nov 13, 1961 - Nov 18, 1961
Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 30, 1961 - Nov 11, 1961
Cleveland, OH
Oct 16, 1961 - Oct 28, 1961
Milwaukee, WI
Oct 02, 1961 - Oct 14, 1961
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Sep 25, 1961 - Sep 30, 1961
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 18, 1961 - Sep 23, 1961
Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11, 1961 - Sep 17, 1961
Rochester, NY
Jun 12, 1961 - Sep 09, 1961
Washington, DC
Jun 05, 1961 - Jun 10, 1961
Hartford, CT
May 29, 1961 - Jun 03, 1961
New Haven, CT
May 22, 1961 - May 27, 1961
Wilmington, DE
May 15, 1961 - May 20, 1961
Hershey, PA
Apr 24, 1961 - May 13, 1961
Detroit, MI
Mar 27, 1961 - Apr 22, 1961
Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 13, 1961 - Mar 25, 1961
Baltimore, MD
Mar 06, 1961 - Mar 11, 1961
Richmond, VA
Feb 28, 1961 - Mar 04, 1961
Charlotte, NC
Feb 13, 1961 - Feb 19, 1961
Birmingham, AL
Feb 06, 1961 - Feb 11, 1961
Atlanta, GA
Jan 02, 1961 - Jan 04, 1961
San Antonio, TX
Dec 26, 1960 - Dec 31, 1960
Dallas, TX
Dec 19, 1960 - Dec 24, 1960
Oklahoma City, OK
Dec 12, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960
Tulsa, OK
Nov 28, 1960 - Dec 03, 1960
Kansas City, MO
Nov 21, 1960 - Nov 26, 1960
Indianapolis, IN
Nov 14, 1960 - Nov 19, 1960
Columbus, OH
Nov 07, 1960 - Nov 12, 1960
Dayton, OH
Oct 31, 1960 - Nov 05, 1960
Louisville, KY
Oct 10, 1960 - Oct 29, 1960
St. Louis, MO
Oct 03, 1960 - Oct 08, 1960
Des Moines, IA
Sep 14, 1960 - Sep 18, 1960
St. Paul, MN
Sep 06, 1960 - Sep 10, 1960
Calgary, AB
Aug 29, 1960 - Sep 03, 1960
Vancouver, BC
Jul 18, 1960 - Aug 06, 1960
San Francisco, CA
Jul 11, 1960 - Jul 16, 1960
San Diego, CA
Jun 01, 1960 - Jul 09, 1960
Los Angeles, CA
May 02, 1960 - May 28, 1960
Cleveland, OH
Apr 11, 1960 - Apr 30, 1960
Toronto, ON
Mar 07, 1960 - Apr 09, 1960
Detroit, MI
Feb 11, 1959 - Mar 05, 1960
Chicago, IL
Feb 02, 1959 - Feb 07, 1959
Kansas City, MO
Jan 19, 1959 - Jan 31, 1959
Cincinnati, OH
Jan 12, 1959 - Jan 17, 1959
Des Moines, IA
Dec 30, 1958 - Jan 03, 1959
Denver, CO
Oct 23, 1958 - Dec 27, 1958
San Francisco, CA
Oct 04, 1958 - Oct 19, 1958
Dallas, TX
Aug 18, 1958 - Sep 30, 1958
Los Angeles, CA