The Music Man
Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson & Franklin Lacey
Elm Street Jr. High School
November 14-16, 1975
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The lights dim – the music fades – the curtain falls.
Harry joined the Actorsingers in “Yeomen of the Guard” in November, 1959. After a few appearances on stage, it was apparent that he had two left feet, and his vocalizing would not insure his ever being a romantic lead, so he decided to lend his considerable talents to the technical end of our productions.
Thus, he became one of the “unsung heroes” of the theater, and with the assistance of good crews created the true magic of show business - reversible sets for split second changes, waterfalls with real cascading water, ghosts that floated overhead, dream sequences, blackouts, special effects. With earphones, microphone and dangling wires making him look like a creature from outer space, he manipulated the balky switchboard backstage like a virtuoso with a fine musical instrument and evoked fantasia against what seemed like impossible odds.
The Actoringers have lost a life-time member, a devoted worker, a good friend.
It is with deep affection that The Actorsingers dedicate this production of “MUSIC MAN” to the bright memory of Harry Strickland.
After years of wandering from place to place for rehearsals, set building and the storing of costumes, props and equipment, the Nashua Actorsingers are proud to announce that plans are now in the making to acquire land and erect a permanent building.
We are certainly grateful for all the support we have received in the past from our patrons, advertisers, and you the audience who have helped Actorsingers to where we are today.
However, now that we have launched our building fund drive, we need your support more than ever. All contributions, no matter how small, will help us reach our goal of $50,000. Your donations, should be sent to Actorsingers, P.O. Box 91, Nashua, N. H.
Irene D. Batch
Synopsis of Scenes and Musical Numbers
Scene I Morning, July 4, 1912 -- A Railway Coach
Rock Island Charlie Cowell & Salemen
Scene II Center of Town -- River City, Iowa (Immediately Following)
Iowa Stubborn Townspeople
Trouble Harold & Townspeople
Scene III That Evening -- The Paroo’s House
Piano Lesson Marian, Mrs. Paroo, Amaryllis
Goodnight, My Someone Marian
Scene IV Thirty Minutes Later -- Madison Gymnasium
Seventy-Six Trombones Harold, Boys & Girls
Sincere Olin, Oliver, Ewart, Jacey
Scene V Immediately Following -- Exterior of Madison Library
The Sadder-But Wiser Girl Harold & Marcellus
Pick-a-Little Eulalie, Maude, Ethel, Alma, Mrs. Squires, Ladies of River City
Scene VI Immediately Following -- Interior of Madison Library
Marian the Librarian Harold, Boys & Girls
Scene VII Following Sat. Noon -- A Street
Scene VIII That Evening -- The Paroo’s Porch
My White Knight Marian
Scene IX Following Sat. Noon -- Center of Town
Wells Fargo Wagon Winthrop & Townspeople
Scene I Following Tues. Eve. -- Madison Gymnasium
It’s You Olin, Oliver, Ewart, Jacey, Eulalie, Alma, Maude, Ethel, & Mrs. Squires
Shipoopi Marcellus, Harold, Marian, Tommy, Zaneeta, & Kids
Pick-a-Little Reprise Eulalie, Maude, Ethel, Alma, Mrs. Squires, & Ladies
Scene II Immediately Following -- The Hotel Porch
Lida Rose Olin, Oliver, Ewart, Jacey
Will I Ever Tell You Marian
Scene III Immediately Following -- The Paroo’s Porch
Gary Indiana Winthrop
Scene IV Fifteen Minutes Later -- The Footbridge
It’s You Reprise Townspeople, Boys & Girls
Till There Was You Marian & Harold
Scene V Immediately Following -- A Street
Seventy-Six Trombones Marian & Harold
Goodnight, My Someone Marian & Harold
Scene VI A Few Minutes Later -- Madison Park
Till There Was You Reprise Harold
Scene VII Immediately Following -- River City High School Assembly Room
Finale Entire Company