By Michael Gioia
06 Jun 2013
Foa, who has also been seen in Avenue Q and Mamma Mia!, will star as Harold Hill in the musical, which features a book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson with a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. Opening night is set for July 12 for a run through July 21.
Cassie Abate will direct and choreograph The Music Man, with music direction by David Williams.
Here's how the musical is billed: "Full of heart, wit, and oceans of beautiful music, the story opens on the 4th of July, 1912, in River City, Iowa. Oh, there is trouble my friends, right here in River City, and Professor Harold Hill has the antidote — an all-boys marching band. But Marian the Librarian sees through his schemes, at least until she falls in love with the irrepressible con artist and he becomes the one thing he fears the most: a respectable citizen!"
The score includes such classics as "Goodnight, My Someone," "Gary, Indiana," "Till There Was You" and "Seventy-Six Trombones," among others.
For more information and tickets, call (860) 486-2113 or visit CRT.UConn.edu.