Walnut Street Theatre
continues its landmark 204TH season with an all-new production of Broadway's five-time Tony Award-winning family musical, Meredith Willson
's THE MUSIC MAN. Directed and choreographed by Marc Robin
, this production will feature Philadelphia's very own Jeffrey Coon
and Broadway's Jennifer Hope Wills
. THE MUSIC MAN is now running through January 6th on the WST Mainstage. Check out the production shots below!
Director and Choreographer of THE MUSIC MAN is Marc Robin. Scenic Designer Robert Andrew Kovach (The King and I, God of Carnage, The 39 Steps, White Christmas) is joined by Lighting Designer Paul Black (The King and I, The 39 Steps, White Christmas, Curtains), award-winning Costume Designer Colleen Grady (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof ) and new-to-the-Walnut Sound Designer Robert Kaplowitz.
The cast of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN is led by one of Philadelphia's favorite leading men, Jeffrey Coon, and Broadway and Walnut veteran, Jennifer Hope Wills.
Coon and Wills are joined by Walnut favorites Joey Abramowicz (Miss Saigon), Anthony Lawton (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story), Mary Martello (Oliver!), Stanley Martin (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Ellie Mooney (Amadeus), Fran Prisco (A Grand Night for Singing), Rebecca Robbins (A Grand Night for Singing), Alene Robertson (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Kerri Rose (Aspects of Love), Nicholas F. Saverine (State Fair), Erica Sweany (Mel Brooks' The Producers), Bill Van Horn (Proof) and Denise Whelan (Man of La Mancha). Joining them are newcomers Randall Frizado, Sarah Meahl, Kevin Munhall, Alex Pepper, Chuck Ragsdale, Joseph Torello and Shannon Walter.
The youngest members to march in the big parade are all local to the Philadelphia area. Vincent Crocilla of Vineland, NJ and Jared Brito of Philadelphia, PA share the role of Winthrop Paroo. Jamieson O'Brien of Atco, NJ and Lisa Diaz of Southampton, NJ are double cast as Amarylis. Gaby Bradbury (Oliver!, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol) of Ardmore, PA returns to the Walnut's stage sharing the role of Gracie Shinn with Walnut newcomer Cameron Flurry of Newtown, PA. The children's ensemble includes: Angela Marie Burtulato, Alicia Vogel and siblings Hope McQuoid, Lucy McQuoid, Molly McQuoid, William McQuoid of Philadelphia, PA; Paige Brady of Eagleville, PA; siblings Dante Bruzzese and Giuliana Bruzzese of Voorhees, NJ; Jake Cedar of Haddonfield, NJ; Sara Fisher of Haddon Heights, NJ; Zoe Grace Fox of Glenside, PA; Sam Gamberg of Wynnewood, PA; Kurt Hartwell of Monroeville, NJ; Tyler Hentz of Doylestown, PA; Jonathon Krippe of Emmaus, PA; Grace Matwijec of Newtown, PA; Skylar Raye Noyes of Moorestown, NJ; Alexander Ryan of Chesterbrook, PA; Julia Seeley of Bryn Mawr, PA; Erik Daughterman and Nicky Torchia of Langhorne, PA; JD Triolo of West Chester, PA and Audrey Trullinger of Ambler, PA.
THE MUSIC MAN runs at the Walnut November 6 through January 6. This production is sponsored by Wells Fargo. Media Sponsors are B101 and NBC 10. For tickets and information, call 215-574-3550 or 800-982-2787. Tickets are also available online 24/7 by visiting www.WalnutStreetTheatre.org or Ticketmaster.
Photo Credit: Mark Garvin
Jennifer Hope Wills, Jeffrey Coon and Company
Stanley Martin, Kevin Munhall, Joey Abramowicz and Company
Mary Martello, Vincent Crocilla and Jennifer Hope Wills
Jennifer Hope Wills
Bill Van Horn, Gaby Bradbury, Alene Robertson and Sarah Meahl
Jeffrey Coon, Kevin Munhall and Joey Abramowicz
Jeffrey Coon and Ensemble
Sarah Meahl, Kevin Munhall and Company
Stanley Martin, Joey Abramowicz, Alex Pepper and Company
Nicholas F. Saverine, Bill Van Horn, Alene Robertson and Sarah Meahl
Jeffrey Coon and Company