Reagle Music Theatre Ends 50th Summer Season On A High Note With THE MUSIC MAN
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston wraps up the company's spectacular 50th Anniversary Summer Season with The Music Man from August 2-12. The multiple Tony award-winning musical will run for 8 performances (including 4 matinees) at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA.
The Music Man tells the tale of a charismatic con man who brings hope to a small town in Iowa by selling dreams of a boy's band. The Music Man will feature a roster of regional talent featuring IRNE Award Nominee Mark Linehan (Reagle's Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as "Harold Hill" and Elliot Norton Award Winner Jennifer Ellis as "Marian Paroo" (Reagle's Carousel, Wonderful Town). Produced by Robert J. Eagle; Directed and Choreographed by Susan M. Chebookjian, who will restage the original Broadway and film choreography by Onna White; Music Direction by Dan Rodriguez.
To purchase tickets visit www.reaglemusictheatre.org, call 781-891-5600, or visit the theater box office at 617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452. Season Subscribers save 20% off ticket prices for shows.
About The Music Man and Members of the Cast:
The Music Man is a fun-filled musical comedy about a travelling con man named Harold Hill, who pays a visit to a small Iowa town by the name of River City. He sells musical instruments and uniforms to the children and vows to organize them into a band, all the while planning to skip town as soon as the cash is in his hands. Plans change, however, when Marian Paroo, a librarian, catches his eye and gives him a reason to stay. The show features one unforgettable number after another including "76 Trombones," "Till There Was You," "Goodnight My Someone," "Ya Got Trouble," "Shipoopi," and many more! A fusion of comedy, romance, and brilliant music, The Music Man was instantly recognized as a classic winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The original 1957 Broadway production ran for 1,375 performances.
Reagle Music Theatre's 50th Anniversary production of The Music Man features a full cast of 54 performers of all ages from Boston, New York and across the country, starring Reagle's own Mark Linehan as "Harold Hill" and Jennifer Ellis as "Marian Paroo."
Mark Linehan* (Harold Hill) is thrilled to be returning to Reagle for his seventh production, having previously appeared in last month's Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, South Pacific, Hairspray, The Music Man, and Mame. Recent area credits include Gaston in Beauty and the Beast and Lord Farquaad in Shrek (Wheelock Family Theatre, IRNE nomination), John Wilkes Booth in Assassins (New Repertory Theatre, IRNE nomination), A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre) Funny Thing Happened...Forum, and Lucky Stiff (Greater Boston Stage Company), and Our Town (Underground Railway Theatre). Mark is also a costumed tour guide on Boston's historic Freedom Trail and has appeared as a historical expert on several episodes of Mysteries At The Museum on the Travel Channel. Mark received his BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. www.marklinehan.com *Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
Jennifer Ellis* (Marian Paroo) RMT: Carousel, Wonderful Town. Recent: Merrily we Roll Along (Huntington), Shear Madness (Off-Broadway and Charles Playhouse) Shakespeare in Love (SpeakEasy). IRNE Award: The Bridges of Madison County, My Fair Lady, The Most Happy Fella. Elliot Norton Award: Wonderful Town, My Fair Lady. Happy 50th Reagle! JenEllis.net @jen_ellis *Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
Additional featured cast members include Daniel Forest Sullivan as "Marcellus Washburne," Marylee Fairbanks as "Mrs. Paroo," Harold "Jerry" Walker as "Mayor Shinn," Lori L'Italien as "Eulalie McKechnie Shinn," Bernie Baldassaro as "Tommy Djilas," Jonathan Tillen as "Winthrop Paroo," Georgia Buendia as "Gracie Shinn," Cate Galante as "Amaryllis," and Allen Hunt as "Charlie Cowell."
Performance Schedule: Thurs, August 2nd at 2:00 PM; Fri, August 3rd at 7:30 PM; Sat, August 4th at 7:30 PM; Sun, August 5th at 2:00 PM; Thurs, August 9th at 2:00 PM; Fri, August 10th at 7:30; Sat, August 11th at 7:30; Sun, August 12th at 2:00 PM.
Susan M. Chebookjian (Director and Choreographer) has choreographed and staged countless productions over her long tenure at Reagle Music Theater. Most recent productions include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Grand Night for Singing, Kiss Me Kate, Christmastime and Remembering the 40's. She received an IRNE Award along with Eileen Grace for Best Choreography (42nd Street) and received IRNE nominations for Best Choreography for Hello, Dolly! and The Music Man. She is the co-founder of the RMT Youth program and is Artistic Director for Waltham's own Dancing with the Stars. Other choreographic experiences include A Valentine for Boston Flash Mob, NSMT's Youth Performance Academy, Waltham School Department, Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant, and Partners HealthCare, as well as a variety of projects at regional theaters and local dance venues.
Dan Rodriguez (Music Director) has been the resident music director at Reagle for the past seven years, with recent favorites including Show Boat, Crazy for You, and Guys and Dolls. Dan's other credits include work with the Lyric Stage (Gypsy), Wheelock Family Theatre (In the Heights), Huntington Theatre Company (Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music), American Repertory Theater (The Lily's Revenge, Pippin), Moonbox Productions (Cabaret, The Wild Party, Musical of Musicals), and many other area theaters, as well as work at the Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Brandeis University, and other schools. His work has earned him four IRNE Awards for Best Music Direction.
Single adult tickets for The Music Man are $39-$66; discounts apply for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID.
Tickets are also on sale now for Reagle's Golden Gala to be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 - a glamorous evening commemorating fifty years of theatrical excellence! Individual tickets to the Golden Gala are now on sale for $100, and tables of ten for $900. The Golden Gala will be held at 175 Wyman Street, Waltham MA.
To purchase tickets, visit www.reaglemusictheatre.com, call 781-891-5600, or visit the theater box office at 617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., with extended hours from 9:00 am to curtain on performance days.