CMS Presents “The Music Man”!

CMS Musical - The Music Man - Cast
Picture in the back row from left to right are Katherine Weyant, Olivia Frizzi, Madison Campbell, Ella Kemp, Sophia Patriarco, Matthew Craybas, Holden Leonard, and Ewan Moran. In the front row from left to right are Charles Reider, Nicolo Benenati, Sean Alvaro, Logan Battaglia, Cynthia Schlenker, Joey Santana, Margaret Mello, and Madeleine Barstow.

Camillus Middle School is proud to present its 2018 musical production of The Music Man. Meredith Wilson’s six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy, which just celebrated it’s 60th anniversary, has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill (Matthew Craybas), as he cons the people of River City, Iowa. They believe they are buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize; this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a bass drum from a pipe organ!

Marcellus Washburn (Ewan Moran) acts as accomplice to his scheme, while Mayor Shinn (Holden Leonard) and the Barbershop School Board (Sean Alvaro, Angelo Procopio, Charles Reider, & Nicolo Benenati) try to figure out his intentions. Mrs. Shinn (Margaret Mello) and the Pick-a-Little Ladies (Madeleine Barstow, Maddie Campbell, Olivia Frizzi, Katie Weyant) become smitten with Professor Hill after his spell binding 76 Trombones, while Mrs. Paroo (Ella Kemp) and Winthrop (Jason Szakas) also believe the story about “Gary Indiana” and the dream of a boy’s band. Hill’s plan to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian (Sophia Patriarco), the skeptical librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Our tremendously talented ensemble and crew round out what is to be a fantastic show you won’t want to miss!

Please join us on Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. to see this terrific production! Drama/Music Direction and Production by Don Schuessler, Choreography by Heather Molina, Costume Design by Cindy Kissane, Set Building/Painting Design by Jeff Bowe, assisted by Jenny Gettino. Tickets are $8 General Admission at the door. Camillus Middle School, 5525 Ike Dixon Rd. Camillus, NY 13031. Doors will open one hour prior to each show.