PHOTO CALL: Barrett Foa and Courtney Balan Star in Connecticut Production of The Music Man
By Krissie Fullerton
12 Jul 2013
Barrett Foa, who has been seen on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and stars as Eric Beale in the TV series "NCIS: Los Angeles," leads the cast of The Music Man at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre in Storrs, CT. Performances begin July 11.
Foa is joined by Courtney Balan as Marian Paroo, Mary Cadorette as Mrs. Paroo, Steven Hayes as Mayor Shinn, Lynn McNutt as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Richard Ruiz as Marcellus Washburn, Joey Barreiro, Brandon Beaver, John Bixler, Rebecca Flanders, Alex Gibson, Khetanya Henderson, Kevin Jones, Hannah Kaplan, Nick Lawson, Adam Maggio, Zach Miller, Coles Prince, Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Claire Saunders, Trent Saunders, Temar Underwood, Sarah Wintermeyer, Gianna Yanelli and Kate Zulauf.
The cast also features child actors Jason Mack, Rebecca Mack, Elijah Saddlemire, Andreas Tolis, Annie Tolis and Madison Young.
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!"