Noah Racey, Laura Griffith to Lead THE MUSIC MAN at 5th Avenue Theatre
The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast for its glorious new production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, a loving valentine to musical theater. The 5th's exuberant staging features a cast of 29 adults and 16 children, not to mention a full 20-piece orchestra, bringing this musical masterpiece to booming brassy life with the full force and excitement of a parade. Seattle native and seasoned Broadway pro Noah Racey returns home to star as Professor Harold Hill alongside Laura Griffith as Marian (the librarian) Paroo singing such celebrated songs as "Til There Was You," "Seventy Six Trombones," and "Ya Got Trouble." This all-star cast also features a host of Seattle's finest actors, including Anne Allgood, Jeff Steitzer, Laura Kenny, Richard Gray, Darragh Kennan, Joshua Feinsilber, and many others.
Meredith Willson's The Music Man plays February 7-March 10, 2013 (press opening February 14) at The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101). Tickets (starting at $31.00) may be purchased online at www.5thavenue.org, by phone at 206-625-1900, or at the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle.
"The Music Man is without a doubt one of the greatest musicals ever written," says Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong. "It has permeated every corner of our culture, from a Beatles cover of 'Till There Was You' to a parody on the television show Family Guy. The 5th is proud to bring this joyous iconic show back to our stage for the first time since 1995 in a fully realized production as you have never seen it before."