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The Music Man

Place  :           River City, Iowa in 1912

ACT ONE, SCENE 1 – RAILWAY COACH, MORNING, JULY 4, 1912:

RR Conductor                     :           Uniform and cap of the period

Traveling Salesmen          :           Assorted loud suits, hats, caps and

derbies

Charlie Cowell                     :           Loud shirt, derby, bald pate wig

Professor Harold Hill         :           Semi Norfolk suit and a hat

ACT ONE, SCENE 2 – RIVER CITY, IOWA – THE CENTER OF TOWN, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING:

Maude Dunlop, Mrs. Squires, Alma Hix, Eulalie Shinn:  Assorted matronly townswomen’s dresses and hats

Ethel Toffelmier:  Younger type – 35 or so

Zanetta Shinn – Age 16-17, Mayor’s daughter:  ¾” length pretty cotton dress, small hat

Gracie Shinn – Age 10-12, Mayor’s daughter  :  Knee length child’s dress, hair bow

Amaryllis – Age 8 or 9:       Knee length child’s dress

Marion Paroo, the Librarian:  Slim, dark, conservative summer suit, prim hat.

Townswomen:  Singers, younger matrons in conservative dress of the period, summer weight, large hats, some parasols.

Dancers:   Assorted teenagers in ¾ length cotton dresses.  Some hair bows, some hats.

Harold Hill:   Repeat

Major Shinn:  4 button, or cutaway suit, hat

Boy:   Knickers, shirt and cap

Olin Britt, owner of the “Gazette”:  Conservative suit and hat.

J.C. Squires, owner of the Livery stable:  Tweedy type of suit and hat

Ewart Dunlop, Grocery Store Proprietor:        Neckband shirt, vest, trousers, prop, sleeve garters

Oliver Hix, Town banker:   Conservative and dark business suit, straw hat

Marcellus Washburn, Employee of the Livery stable:  Odd pants, leather vest, print shirt, straw hat

Townspeople:  Singers, assorted suits, casual attire, some as workmen

“American Gothic” woman:  Black dress with white collar, print apron, wig with center part and bun

Assorted Children:  In cotton dresses of the period

“American Gothic” Man:  Black suit, coat, white NB shirt, blue bib, overalls, bald pate.

Dancers:       Young men in assorted knickers, long trousers, cotton shirts, some with caps.

Assorted children of the Period:  Mostly knickers and shirts, suspenders

ACT ONE, SCENE 3 – IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THAT EVENING – IN FRONT OF AND WITHIN THE PAROO’S HOUSE:

Marion                                  :           Repeat

Mrs. Paroo                            :           Neat house type dress with apron

Amarylis                                :           Young  girl of 3, dressy cotton dress

Mayor Shinn                          :           Cutaway suit in different color, well  dressed

Harold Hill                            :           Repeat

Winthrop Paroo – 10 years old:   Shirt suspenders, knickers, hose

ACT ONE, SCENE 4 – MADISON GYM – THIRTY MINUTES LATER:

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn:          Fancy dress, no hat.  Add Columbia drape, Statue of Liberty crown.   Repeat, add comedy Indian costume and headpiece (overdressed)

Zanetta Shinn                      :           Dress up ¾ length dress, Indian apron,  headband with feather.

5 Dancing Girls                   :           Repeat, Indian props and headbands

Amarylis                                :           Repeat, add Daniel Boone jacket and

fur cap

Gracie Shinn                        :           Dress up knee length dress with bow

Other Dancers                     :           Assorted dress up dresses and add red, white and blue cross ribbons, hair bows for “76 trombones”

Children                                :           Dress up dress with red, white and blue accessories

Singers                                 :           Repeat, add red, white and blue accessories

J.C. Squires, Eward Dunlop, Olin Britt, Oliver Hix:    All dressed up in suits in light colors.

Tommy Djilas:  Worn knickers (16-17) and shirt suspenders

Constable Locke:   NB Shirt, vest, with star, old pants, hat

Harold Hill:   Reversible jacket to original suit.  Inside is Bandmaster styled lining.  Wears original hat, changes to Shako

Dancers:  Young high school boys in assorted dressy pants, shirts, ties, some vests, add red/white/blue accessories

Singers:  Dress up in summer suits and pants and jackets mixed.  Add red/white/blue accessories

ACT ONE, SCENE 5  – IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, OUTSIDE THE MADISON LIBRARY:

Marion:          Repeat

Eulalie Shinn:          Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 – add large hat with feathers, boa.

Ethel Toffelmier:     Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 – add large hat with feathers

Maude Dunlop, Mrs. Squires, Alma Hix:  All fancy dresses, hats  with feathers

Harold Hill:   Repeat and change back to original jacket and hat

Marcellus:     Loud suit, straw hat

Olin Britt, Ewart Dunlop, J.C. Squires, Oliver Hix:  All Repeat

ACT ONE, SCENE 6 – IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, INSIDE THE LIBRARY:

Marion                                   :           Repeat and remove hat

Zanetta & Dancers             :           Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 without

accessories

Harold Hill                            :           Repeat

Tommy Dancers                 :           Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 without

accessories

ACT ONE, SCENE 7 – A STREET, THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY AFTERNOON:

Tommy                                  :           Repeat with cap

Harold Hill                            :           Conservative checked suit

Mayor Shinn                                    :           Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 2

ACT ONE, SCENE 8 – THE PAROO’S PORCH, THAT EVENING:

Mrs. Paroo                            :           Sedate skirt and blouse

Winthrop                               :           Repeat knickers, change shirt

Harold Hill                            :           Repeat checked suit

ACT ONE, SCENE 9 – THE CENTER OF TOWN, NOON, THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY, WELLS FARGO WAGON:

Zanetta                                  :           Print ¾ dress

Eulalie                                   :           Summery print coat overdress, large

hat

Marion                                   :           Pretty print dress and hat

Gracie Shinn                        :           Child’s print dress and hair bow

Balance of Ensemble        :           In colorful print dresses with sun

bonnets, aprons, hair bows, children  to match

Tommy Djilas                      :           Repeat

Mayon Shinn                       :           Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 2

Winthrop Paroo                  :           Repeat

Harold Hill                            :           Repeat

Balance of Ensemble        :           Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 2 with

changes of shirts and accessories to   color coordinate with ladies

ACT TWO, SCENE 2 – THE MADISON GYMNASIUM – THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY EVENING – SHIPOOPI:

Maude, Alma, Ethel, Mrs. Squires, Eulalie Shinn:

  • All oversized gym bloomers, middy blouses, hair bows.  Change to period dresses
  • Zanetta:         ¾ length dress in contract to dancers
  • Marion:          Full length dress in contrast to dancers, full skirt to dance in.
  • Ensemble:    ¾ length dark full skirts, white s shirtwaist blouses with accents of color
  • Assorted children: To match dancers
  • J.C. Squires, Ewart Dunlop, Olin Britt, Oliver Hix:
  • All repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 – add Indian boleros with Indian bonnets
  • Harold Hill:   Blazer, white pants
  • Mayor Shinn                                    :           Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4
  • Marcellus                              :           Dark suit, colorful some accents
  • Winthrop                               :           Norfolk suit with knickers matching
  •                                                             colors scheme
  • Tommy and Ensemble     :           Dark trousers, neck band shirts with
  •                                                             collars and ties, suspenders and   sleeve garters.
  • ACT TWO, SCENE 2 – THE HOTEL PORCH, THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY EVENING:
  •  
  • Mrs. Paroo                            :           Repeat house dress
  • Marion                                   :           Repeat previous dress
  • J.C. Squires, Ewart Dunlop, Olin Britt, Oliver Hix:
  • All repeat ACT ONE,
  • SCENE 2 – add deputy stars
  • Marcellus                              :           Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 5.
  • ACT TWO, SCENE 3 – THE PAROO’S PORCH, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING:
  •  
  • Mrs. Paroo, Marion             :           Repeat
  • Harold Hill                            :           Add white jacket and white vest to white pants ACT TWO, SCENE 1
  • Charlie Cowell                     :           Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 1
  • Winthrop                               :           Repeat knickers outfit
  • ACT TWO, SCENE 4 – THE FOOTBRIDGE, FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER:
  • Marion                                   :           Pretty soft summer dress, carrying a picture hat.
  • Marcellus, Harold Hill        :           Repeat
  • ACT TWO, SCENE 5 – A STREET, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING:
  • Marion, Harold Hill, Marcellus:    Repeat
  • ACT TWO, SCENE 6 – MADISON PARK, A FEW MINUTES LATER:
  • Maude Dunlop, Mrs. Squires, Alma Hix, Eulalie Shinn, Ethel Toffelmier:
  • All long Grecian gowns with much draper, overdone Grecian headpieces

Zanetta                                  :           Dainty ¾ length party dress

Dancers                                :           Long assorted summer party dresses and hats

Children                                :           Party dresses, hair bows

Charlie Cowell, Marcellus, Harold Hill, Constable Locke:   Repeat

Mayor, Quarter and Balance of Ensemble:     In summer dress-up suits

Winthrop                               :           Summer Norfolk suit with knickers

ACT TWO, SCENE 7 – RIVER CITY H.S. ASSEMBLY ROOM, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING: Finale

All repeat, except for Tommy and children in ill-fitting band uniforms

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