“'76 Trombones' is all about belief. It's all about faith,” shares The Music Man choreographer Warren Carlyle. It's all about those beautiful shapes, and if you believe you're holding a trombone, then you're holding a trombone. And, I hope by the end, the audience actually can see instruments in the company's hands.”
Watch the video above to learn Carlyle's choreography for the famed Meredith Willson tune, and dance along with Music Man cast members Ethen Green-Younger and Emily Jewel Hoder.
Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster lead The Music Man cast as Harold Hill and Marian Paroo, respectively, alongside fellow Tony winners Jayne Houdyshell as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn, and Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo.
Also featured in the Jerry Zaks-helmed production at the Winter Garden Theatre are Remy Auberjonois as Charlie Cowell, Gino Cosculluela as Tommy Djilas, Emma Crow as Zaneeta Shinn, Benjamin Pajak as Winthrop, Kayla Teruel as Amaryllis, Garrett Long as Ethel Toffelmier, Linda Mugleston as Alma Hix, Jessica Sheridan as Maud Dunlop, Rema Webb as Mrs. Squires, Tony nominee Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt, Eddie Korbich as Jacey Squires, Daniel Torres as Ewart Dunlop, Nicholas Ward as Oliver Hix, and Max Clayton as the standby for Harold Hill.
Rounding out the ensemble are Nick Alvino, Jordan Beall, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Maria Briggs, Audrey Cardwell, JT Church, Kammie Crum, Aydin Eyikan, Carlee Flanagan, Green-Younger, Hoder, Curtis Holland, Eloise Kropp, Ethan Lafazan, Kayla LaVine, Andrew Minard, Sean Montgomery, Tanner Quirk, Lance Roberts, Daniel Patrick Russell, Ann Sanders, Sherisse Springer, Mitchell Tobin, Kathy Voytko, Branch Woodman, and Ryan Worsing.
The Music Man, which features a book, music, and lyrics by Willson, tells the story of what happens when con artist Harold Hill arrives in River City and falls in love with the straight-laced librarian, Marian. It first opened on Broadway December 19, 1957, at the Majestic Theatre. A 2000 revival played the Neil Simon Theatre.
The revival features choreography by Carlyle, sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto, sound design by Scott Lehrer, lighting by Brian MacDevitt, vocal and dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, and music direction by Patrick Vaccariello.