“The Music Man” Is Coming to Salt Performing Arts

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — SALT Performing Arts, once again, brings incredible Broadway-quality entertainment to the ‘burbs with Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man. Set in River City, Iowa, Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man features some of the most well-known songs in the American musical theatre canon, such as Till There Was You, (Ya Got) Trouble, and Seventy-Six Trombones…it is family entertainment at its best!

“We’re all agog, as they say in 1912, to bring this critically acclaimed Broadway classic to SALT,” comments Lauren McComas, President and Artistic Director of SALT Performing Arts. “This is one of our biggest casts ever and it is full of some of the largest talents in the area, as well as peppy costumes, clever sets, and a live orchestra.”

Cast Harold Hill/Christopher Ryan, Marian Paroo/Ally Borgstrom, Marcellus Washburn/Zachary Zalis, Mayor Shinn/Shamus Halloran, Mrs. Paroo/Wendy Mirto, Amaryllis/Sophie Aguilar, Winthrop Paroo/Kai Quimbo, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn/Aubrie Nooney, Ewart Dunlop/Andrew McDonald, Oliver Hix/Mark Dungan, Jacey Squires/John Williams, Olin Britt/Paul Mansfield, Zaneeta Shinn/Emily Starke, Tommy Djilas/Dylan Loraw, Alma Hix/Mrs. Paroo u/s/Tracy Kelsey, Maud Dunlop/Katherine Martin, Ethel Toffelmier/Theresa Forcellini, Mrs. Squires/Alma Hix u/s/Jessica Reagan, Gracie Shinn/Amaryllis u/s/Ensemble/Matilyn Houpt, Charlie Cowell/Joe Wadlinger, Conductor/Constable Locke/ William Ackerman, Mrs. Squires u/s/Ensemble/Kayla Velasquez, River City Ensemble/Zaneeta u/s/Ashlyn Kelsey, River City Child Ensemble/Winthrop u/s/Wesley McComas, River City Child Ensemble/ Gracie u/s/Owen Ahlmer, River City Ensemble/Madelyn Ahlmer, Elle Price, Emily Leiboff, Emma Arruda, Makena Kelsey, Orlando Campos Cruz, Maggie Murtha, Isabelle Buddock, Lily Lexer


Director/Choreographer/Matt Josbena, Assistant Director/Choreographer/Lauren Bristow, Music Director/Nicholas Burbo, Costume/Hair/Makeup Designers/Lauren McComas, Elizabeth Tozer, & Quinn Rabenau-McDonnell, Props Master/Elizabeth Tozer, Sound Designer/Robbie Merow, Lighting Designer/Myles J. Martin, Set Designer/Jack McManus, Co-Stage Manager/ Anton Patriarca, Co-Stage Manager/Shannon Murray, Assistant Stage Manager/ Leslie Monaco, Junior Assistant Stage Manager/Lily Jennings, Master Carpenter/Paul Scansaroli, Venue Manager/  Chelsea Barnett, Producer & Casting Director/Lauren McComas, Marketing Director & House Manager/Judy Elliott, Photographer/Michael Styer, Conductor: Nicholas Burbo

Details for The Music Man are as follows:

In-Person Tickets

  • The seating is at full capacity.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • If you need handicap accessibility, please choose seats in Front Row A and email jelliott@saltpa.com so that we can arrange to let you in the back accessible door to avoid stairs.
  • If you book your tickets on a mobile device, the system will choose the best available for you. If you book your tickets on a computer, you have the option of choosing your own seats.
  • SALT is currently mask-optional for audience members. Performers will not be wearing masks.
  • For more info check out our FAQ page.
  • Ticket Link: here

Show schedule:

  • Friday, September 9, 7 PM | Dressy Attire & Champagne Opening Night
  • Saturday, September 10, 2 PM
  • Saturday, September 10, 7 PM
  • Sunday, September 11, 2 PM
  • Friday, September 16, 7 PM
  • Saturday, September 17, 2 PM
  • Saturday, September 17, 7 PM
  • Sunday, September 18, 2 PM
  • Friday, September 23, 7 PM
  • Saturday, September 24, 2 PM
  • Saturday, September 24, 7 PM
  • Sunday, September 25, 2 PM

Ever since the shutdown in March of 2020, SALT has adapted to the pandemic restrictions and circumstances to keep their community connected and the arts alive. Despite the challenges through it all, SALT has brought the community connected via online Cooped Up Cabarets, Beyond the Walls outside drive-in concerts, an outdoor Good Ol Fashioned Variety Show, an outside production of The Last Five Years, an indoor production of Nunsense with performers in plexiglass boxes, Rise UP, a 6-year anniversary fundraiser made available via live-streaming, and A Christmas Spectacular via a video stream. In January of 2021, SALT resumed live show performances with live-stream viewing options.

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers at Montgomery School, summer/year-round theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience for each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor, please email us at info@saltpa.com.

SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information, contact Judy Elliott (jelliott@saltpa.com, 610-513-5839) or visit our website (saltpa.com).

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