Downers Grove North to put on 'The Music Man' March 12-14

Updated 3/9/2020 11:04 PM

Downers Grove North High School Fine Arts Department presents its spring musical, "The Music Man" on March 12-14.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at the high school, 4436 Main St.


Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors or youth, and free for District 99 students with an ID.

Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey and book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, "The Music Man" follows Harold Hill, a traveling con man. He arrives in River City and convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo suspects Harold is a fraud, but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop, is excited about the band. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town.

For more information and to view the cast list, tech crews, and pit orchestra, visit or contact North High Fine Arts Department Chair Brayer Teague at

Billy Berberich will play the lead role of Harold Hill and Renee Boone will portray Marian Paroo.

The cast also includes: Jaclyn Duellman as Mrs. Paroo; Benjamin Knoepp as Winthrop Paroo; Travon Moore as Marcellus Washburn; Patrick Jackson as Mayor Shinn; Harley Blanchard as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn; Maddie Klockner as Zaneeta Shinn and dance co-captain; Sammy Menapace as Gracie Shinn; Cole Cook as Tommy Djilas; Ewart Dunlop, Josh Ublies, Oliver Hix, Ian Stagaman, Jacey Squires, Nick Geringer, Olin Britt, and Ben Hodonicky as The Quartet; Naya James and Amaira Mittal as Amaryllis; Myles Laffey as Charlie Cowell; T.J. Nottelmann as Wells Fargo Driver; Josh Ublies as Conductor; Michael Flavin as Farmer; Ceci DeArcangelis as Farmer's Wife; Cora Lingenfelter as Alma Hix; Delaney Durbin as Maud Dunlop; Caroline Pleune as Ethel Toffelmier; Julia Isoniemi as Mrs. Squires; Dmitri Marinakos as Constable Locke; Ben Hodonicky, Dimitri Marinakos, TJ Nottelman, Eli Pfotenhauer, Ryan Sanhamel as Traveling Salespeople; Madeline Riske, Heather Ramsey and Edie Pawlak as Newspaper Readers; Kate Crisp & Eli Pfotenhauer, Allie Emmet & Jacob Tyszkowski, Edie Pawlak & Myles Laffey, Emily Igoe & Owen Curran as Featured Teen Couples; Bridget Callaghan, Rebecca Kanarski, Kristen Kras, Tressa Rapach, Emery Teague, Mackenzie Werthman and dance co-captain Mackenzie McGuire, as Featured Dancers; and Olivia Balicki, Leah Costello, Molly Doherty, Jack Ennis, Hannah Esslinger, Christina Godar, Abby Goodman, Finn Gray, Vivian James, Mary Kosowski, Alyssa Miller, TJ Nottelmann, Heather Ramsey, Madeline Riske, Ryan Sanhamel, Megan Wikowsky as townspeople.

Non-Downers Grove North students include Sammy Menapace, Jack Ennis, Naya James, Vivian James, Hannah Esslinger, Amaira Mittal and Benjamin Knoepp/

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