The Music Man

book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
story by Meredith Willson and and Franklin Lacey
directed by Travis G. Daly
music direction by Mark Gionfriddo
choreography by Avital Asuleen

at The Colonial Theatre
BTG’s Pittsfield Campus, 111 South Street

Opening Night: Saturday, July 8 at 7pm
Closing: Sunday, August 6 at 2pm
Tickets: Adult A: $42; Adult B: $32 • Child A: $27; Child B: $22
Golden Circle Tickets: Adult: $52 • Child: $37
Sponsored by: Greylock Federal Credit Union, Greylock Insurance Company, The Shubert Foundation, Lyon Aviation, Dr. Richard Ziter, Phyllis Parvin, The Berkshire Eagle and Massachusetts Cultural Council

Appropriate for ages 4 and up.

The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. "Professor" Harold Hill's heart opens up through the course of one of America's most beloved musicals. In the magical number "’Till There Was You," we all recognize that the power of love is greater than all else, and change is always possible. In fact, Harold Hill and the children of River City, Iowa, remind us that the ordinary can indeed be changed to the extraordinary.

Sound the Seventy-Six Trombones, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man comes to The Colonial Theatre! Directed by Travis G. Daly (BTG: Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Seussical), with music direction by Mark Gionfriddo (BTG: Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Seussical), this beloved musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youth, as well as Rylan Morsbach (BTG: Mary Poppins, The Homecoming), who was recently hailed as “terrific” by The New York Times in BTG’s Off-Broadway transfer of Fiorello!. With eccentric characters and a warm, optimistic story, this charming musical is filled with memorable tunes such as, "Ya Got Trouble," "Gary, Indiana," and more.

Director Travis G. Daly says, "The Music Man is a musical love letter. An uplifting history lesson with great ideals, this production shows how infectious the power of love is. Harold has a metamorphosis throughout the play, and as he begins to grow, he inspires this entire community, bringing them together to be a part of something bigger than themselves."

This year, Berkshire Theatre Group is partnering with Patrick's Pub in Pittsfield, and offering sandwiches, salads and wraps at The Garage in The Colonial Theatre lobby. Come early, and enjoy a bite before the show! 

Berkshire Theatre Group is happy to announce new Summer Thursday Barbecues, including The Music Man All-American Barbecue on July 20th. The barbecue dinner will take place prior to performance, and will be available to anyone who purchases the dinner ticket with their performance ticket. Dinners will hold a $50 cost for adults and $30 cost for students in addition to the performance ticket. All proceeds will benefit BTG Education Programs.


Cast Breakdown:
Haley Aguero as Marian Paroo
Luis Aguilar as Charlie Cowell
Kalyn Altmeyer as Mrs. Paroo
Michael Brahce as Oliver Hix
Alex Getlin as Alma Hix/Train Conductor/Swing
Tim Jones as Ewart Dunlop
Zack Marshall as Jacey Squires
Rylan Morsbach as Harold Hill
Ralph Petillo as Shinn
Katherine Winter as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn

Performance Dates

  • Thursday, July 6 at 7pm (Preview)
  • Friday, July 7 at 7pm (Preview)
  • Saturday, July 8 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 8 at 7pm (Opening)
  • Sunday, July 9 at 2pm
  • Tuesday, July 11 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 12 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 12 at 7pm
  • Thursday, July 13 at 7pm
  • Friday, July 14 at 7pm
  • Saturday, July 15 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 15 at 7pm
  • Sunday, July 16 at 2pm
  • Tuesday, July 18 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 19 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 19 at 7pm
  • Thursday, July 20 at 7pm (Barbecue Fundraiser)
  • Friday, July 21 at 7pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 7pm
  • Sunday, July 23 at 2pm
  • Tuesday, July 25 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 26 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, July 26 at 7pm
  • Thursday, July 27 at 7pm
  • Friday, July 28 at 7pm
  • Saturday, July 29 at 2pm
  • Saturday, July 29 at 7pm
  • Sunday, July 30 at 2pm
  • Tuesday, August 1 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, August 2 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, August 2 at 7pm
  • Thursday, August 3 at 7pm
  • Friday, August 4 at 7pm
  • Saturday, August 5 at 2pm
  • Saturday, August 5 at 7pm
  • Sunday, August 6 at 2pm (Closing)