Barrett Foa Will Star as Harold Hill in Connecticut Production of The Music Man
By Michael Gioia
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," will lead the cast of The Music Man at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre in Storrs, CT. Performances will begin July 11.
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.
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