Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines (Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera) starring as Professor Harold Hill and Gail Bennett (Mary Poppins) starring as Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's timeless and joyous, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, musical direction by Corey Hirsch, choreography by John Todd and directed by Jeff Maynard.

THE MUSIC MAN opened on Saturday, February 15 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, March 2 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. Check out photos from opening night below!

Con man Harold Hill promises a boys' band to counteract the possibility of a pool table coming to River City. His persuasive patter fools everyone except the town librarian, Marian Paroo.Meredith Willson's score includes the timeless, "Goodnight, My Someone," "Seventy-Six Trombones," and "Till There Was You."

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Davis Gaines, Gail Bennett, and the kids.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Davis Gaines and Gail Bennett

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Christian Villanueva and the kids

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
The kids

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
The kids at curtain call.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
The kids.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Stephen Weston, Christanna Rowader, and Jon Hand

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Caralee Hill, Jenny Moon Shaw, Donna Louden, and Paige Brinskele

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Caralee Hill, Bryan Vickery, Michelle Peterson, Emzy Burroughs, Donna Louden, Peyton Crim, Paige Brinskele, and Michael Scott Harris,

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Rebecca Spenser, Joey, D'Auria, and Christopher Utley

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Rebecca Spenser, Joey, D'Auria, and Christopher Utley

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Matt Walker, Kevin Ciardelli, and Cathy Newman

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Matt Walker, Kevin Ciardelli, and Cathy Newman

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Gail Bennett

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Gail Bennett

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Davis Gaines

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Davis Gaines

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
The company at curtain call

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
The company at curtain call

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Tetzlaff Middle School Trojan Band

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Tetzlaff Middle School Trojan Band

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Tetzlaff Middle School Trojan Band

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Daniel Dawson and Jon M. Wailin

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Brian Kite and Bety Le

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Mack Balleweg

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Makenzie Browning and Gemma Pedersen

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Maggie Balleweg and Mack Balleweg

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Rebecca Spencer

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Jeffrey Landman and Production Manager Mary Ritenhour

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Choreographer John Todd and Matt Walker

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Caralee Hill and Mack Balleweg

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Nancy Lam and Peyton Crim

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Director Jeff Maynard, Matt Walker, Brian Kite, and Nancy Lam

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Matt Walker and Suzanne Jolie

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Steven Agdeppa, Taylor Simmons, Daniel Dawson, and Nancy Lam

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Hannah Jean Simmons, Brian Shaw, Ashley Anderson, and John Todd

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Kim Mikesell and Seth Belliston

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Paige Brinskele and Steven Agdeppa

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Steven Agdeppa, Nancy Lam, Jenna Gillespie, and Tyler Loganand

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
David Coe Lamoureux and Marissa Field

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
John Todd and Jeff Maynard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Jeff Maynard, Brian Kite, and Robyn Goldberg Maynard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Matt Walker and Suzanne Jolie

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Gail Bennett and Christanna Rowader

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Steven Rada and Jon M. Wailin

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Christian Villanueva, Hanna Jean Simmons, and Daniel Dawson

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Ashley Anderson, Steven Agdeppa, and Christian Villanueva

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Jeff Maynard and Don Grigware

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Jenny Moon Shaw and Brian Vickery

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Peyton Crim, Brian Vickery, Michael Scott Harris, and Emzy Burroughs

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Peyton Crim, Brian Vickery, Michael Scott Harris, and Emzy Burroughs

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Nichole Beeks, Donna Louden, Ashley Anderson, Jamison Lingle, and Tellina Lee

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Nichole Beeks, Donna Louden, Ashley Anderson, Jamison Lingle, and Tellina Lee

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Director Jeff Maynard, Musical Director Corey Hirsch, and Choreographer John Todd

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Don Grigware and Gail Bennett

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Michael Brausen, Gail Bennett, and Davis Gaines

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Gail Bennett and Davis Gaines

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Steven Rada, Seth Belliston, Jenny Moon Shaw, Jay Gamboa, and Jon Hand

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Kim Mikesell, Nancy Lam, Brian Kite, and Stephen Weston

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
Jenna Gillespie, Emzy Burroughs, Peyton Crim, Michael Brausen, Gao Yan, Matt Walker, and Suzanne Jolie

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