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Moorestown Theater Company Presents “The Music Man” (with Channel 6abc’s Rick Williams)
August 23 @ 7:00 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2023
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 26, 2023
One event on July 22, 2023 at 12:00 am
One event on July 23, 2023 at 2:00 pm
One event on August 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm
One event on August 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm
The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company (MTC) will perform the classic family musical, “The Music Man”, eight times this week and next at First Methodist Church (FMC), 446 E. Camden Avenue, on these dates and times (with these Town Council Members opening the show as the ‘Train Conductor’):
Thursday, July 20 @ 7 PM (‘Black’ Cast, with Moorestown Town Councilperson Sue Mammarella as the ‘Conductor’)
Friday, July 21 @ 7 PM (‘Gold’ Cast, with MTC’s Producing Artistic Director Mark Morgan as the ‘Conductor’)
Saturday, July 22 @ 2 PM (‘Black’ Cast, with Moorestown Mayor Nicole Gillespie as the ‘Conductor’)
Sunday, July 23 @ 2 PM (‘Gold’ Cast, with Moorestown Mayor Nicole Gillespie as the ‘Conductor’)
Tuesday, July 25 @ 7 PM (‘Black’ Cast, with MTC’s Producing Artistic Director Mark Morgan as the ‘Conductor’)
Wednesday, July 26 @ 7 PM (‘Gold’ Cast, with MTC’s Producing Artistic Director Mark Morgan as the ‘Conductor’)
Thursday, July 27 @ 7 PM (‘Black’ Cast, with Moorestown Mayor Nicole Gillespie as the ‘Conductor’)
Additionally, 6 ABC News Anchor and MTC Trustee Rick Williams will perform the role of ‘Marcellus Washburn’ (Harold Hill’s sidekick) in the ‘Gold’ Cast performances, with fellow MTC Trustee Tom McHale playing ‘Harold Hill’. Frequent MTC Director Will Reid will play ‘Marcellus’ in the ‘Black’ Cast, opposite frequent MTC Performer Steve Gionta as ‘Harold Hill’.
In “The Music Man”, MTC’s 46-member all-ages Cast, which has lead roles ‘double cast’ in ‘Gold’ and ‘Black’ Casts, will bring to life the classic musical about ‘Harold Hill’, the ‘spellbinding cymbal salesman’, and ‘Marian Paroo’, the town’s librarian and piano teacher. This Academy Award and Tony Award winning musical features such great songs as: “(Ya Got) Trouble”, “Goodnight My Someone”, “76 Trombones”, “Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little”, “Marian”, “My White Knight”, “Wells Fargo Wagon”, “Shipoopi”, “Gary, Indiana”, and “Till There Was You”. It is appropriate for audience members of all ages.
MTC’s Producing Artistic Director, and “The Music Man” Director, Mark Morgan said MTC has had State Senators and County Commissioners in previous productions, and current Township Manager Kevin Aberant performed in MTC’s production of “Oklahoma!” when he was mayor. MTC Trustee Chairperson Mark Pinzur is the show’s Vocal Director, Lizi Baldwin is the Choreographer, Ed Cook is the Conductor of the live 15-piece orchestra, and MTC Managing Director Carol Ann Murray is the Costume Designer.
Morgan said he likes to include local elected officials whenever possible because “they get a chance to see what goes into an MTC production, and residents have told us they like seeing their elected officials in these fun, different ‘roles’ “.
This is the ninth production, and seventh musical, that MTC is performing in its new theater at FMC’s Fellowship Hall. Reserved Seat Tickets are $22 for Adults and $18 for Seniors 65 and over / Students with a School ID, and can be purchased at www.MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. Bring the whole family out to be entertained by MTC, which was named as “The Outstanding Community Theater Of The Year” in 2022 by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT).
MTC will also be performing these musicals six times each at FMC this summer with these opening dates:
The SpongeBob Musical, Youth Edition: Tuesday, August 1 at 7 PM
The Wizard Of Oz, Youth Edition: Tuesday, August 22 at 7 PM
Questions about this musical, or about MTC in general, can be answered by calling MTC at 856 / 778-8357.