"Musical comedy at its feel-good best"
– The New York Times

Jun 29 - Aug 4, 2019 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Seventy-six trombones. One joyous musical masterpiece.

He’s charming and charismatic—no wonder con man Harold Hill assumes he can easily fleece the citizens of staid River City, Iowa with the grand promise of a marching band. But the smooth-talking swindler can’t tell a trombone from a treble clef—and Marian, the local librarian, knows it. In his attempt to steal her heart (and save his hide), Harold learns a thing or two about moral responsibility—and unexpectedly enriches the town with a love of music. Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman (The Jungle Book, Wonderful Town) brings her magic touch to “one of the sunniest musicals ever” (The New York Times), including memorable favorites "Goodnight My Someone," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Gary, Indiana" and "Till There Was You."



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Critical Praise
  • "Musical comedy at its feel-good best"

    - The New York Times

  • "When it comes to creating stories on stage, Zimmerman is a master"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "One of the sunniest musicals ever"

    - The New York Times

  • "A theatrical slice of cherry pie that both sends up and pays tribute to the old-fashioned manners and mores of small-town America"

    - Variety

  • Mary Zimmerman is a "voraciously creative director"

    - The Washington Post

  • "Zimmerman's singular body of work in Chicago theater...centered itself on the power of transformation"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • Features an "infectious choo-choo train of a score"

    - Variety

  • "As American as applie pie and a Fourth of July oration"

    - The New York Times

  • Zimmerman is an "essential theatrical artist"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "You can be surprised by the musical's vigor, warmth, uplift and virtually faultless construction"

    - The New York Times

  • "Glows with enjoyment"

    - The New York Times

  • Meredith Willson

    Meredith Willson Book, Music, Lyrics and Story

  • Franklin Lacey

    Franklin Lacey Story

  • Mary Zimmerman

    Mary Zimmerman Director

  • Geoff Packard

    Geoff Packard Harold Hill

  • Monica West

    Monica West Marian Paroo

  • Sophie Ackerman

    Sophie Ackerman Amaryllis Squires

  • Jonathan Butler-Duplessis

    Jonathan Butler-Duplessis Marcellus Washburn

  • Lillian Castillo

    Lillian Castillo Ethel Toffelmier

  • Matt Crowle

    Matt Crowle Charlie Cowell

  • Danielle Davis

    Danielle Davis Mrs. Squires

  • Mary Ernster

    Mary Ernster Mrs. Paroo

  • Kelly Felthous

    Kelly Felthous Zaneeta Shinn

  • Carter Graf

    Carter Graf Winthrop Paroo

  • Nicole Michelle Haskins

    Nicole Michelle Haskins Alma Hix

  • Jeremy Peter Johnson

    Jeremy Peter Johnson Oliver Hix

  • Christopher Kale Jones

    Christopher Kale Jones Jacey Squires

  • Heidi Kettenring

    Heidi Kettenring Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn

  • James Konicek

    James Konicek Olin Britt

  • Milla Liss

    Milla Liss Gracie Shinn

  • Ron E. Rains

    Ron E. Rains Mayor Shinn

  • Tommy Rivera-Vega

    Tommy Rivera-Vega Tommy Djilas

  • Jonathan Schwart

    Jonathan Schwart Ewart Dunlop

  • Bri Sudia

    Bri Sudia Maud Dunlop

  • George Andrew Wolff

    George Andrew Wolff Constable Locke

  • Cooper Carlisle

    Cooper Carlisle Ensemble

  • Matt Casey

    Matt Casey Ensemble

  • Alejandro Fonseca

    Alejandro Fonseca Ensemble

  • Anya Haverfield

    Anya Haverfield Ensemble

  • Sammy Menapace

    Sammy Menapace Ensemble

  • Zach Porter

    Zach Porter Ensemble

  • Laura Savage

    Laura Savage Ensemble

  • Adrienne Storrs

    Adrienne Storrs Ensemble

  • Ayana Strutz

    Ayana Strutz Ensemble

  • Anna Dreslinski Cooke

    Anna Dreslinski Cooke Swing

  • Isaiah Silvia-Chandley

    Isaiah Silvia-Chandley Swing

  • John B Leen

    John B Leen Understudy

  • Rebecca Prescott

    Rebecca Prescott Understudy

  • Jermaine Hill

    Jermaine Hill Music Director

  • Denis Jones

    Denis Jones Choreography

  • Daniel Ostling

    Daniel Ostling Set Design

  • Ana Kuzmanic

    Ana Kuzmanic Costume Design

  • T.J. Gerckens

    T.J. Gerckens Lighting Design

  • Ray Nardelli

    Ray Nardelli Sound Design

  • Alden Vasquez

    Alden Vasquez Production Stage Manager

  • Kimberly Ann McCann

    Kimberly Ann McCann Stage Manager

  • Adam Belcuore

    Adam Belcuore Casting

Talks & Events
  • Printer's Row Lit Fest

    Printer's Row Lit Fest 2019: "Sing-a-Little, Talk-a-Little"

    Sunday, June 9 at 3pm
    632 S. Dearborn Street

    Join Music Director Jermaine Hill and cast members Geoff Packard (Harold Hill) and Monica West (Marian Paroo) for a taste of the joyous musical masterpiece, The Music ManThis event is FREE.


  • Summer Film Series

    Summer Film Series Screening of The Music Man

    Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30pm
    Millennium Park

    Join Goodman Theatre and the Millennium Park Summer Film Series for a starlit screening of the 1962 film adaptation of The Music Man. Film lovers can take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or spread out on a blanket on the Great Lawn to watch their favorite movie on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen. This event is FREE.


  • Drinks & Discussion Events

    Drinks & Discussion Events

    Throughout the run

    Enhance your theater-going experience with one of our Drinks & Discussion Series events! Stay after select performances for a Post-Show Discussion and a complimentary glass of wine, or come early to select performances for a PlayTalk Session and a complimentary glass of wine.



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Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour and Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, July 27
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

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American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30pm

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Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Saturday, August 3 at 2pm

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Sensory-Friendly Performance Sensory-Friendly Performance

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