The Music Man in Concert
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Ben Kiley, pianist
Drew Bastian, drums
Jamibeth Margolis, director
Andrew Wheeler, music director
Kristen Ernst, choreographer
UIA Presents: producers Vanessa Uzan, Kristen Ernst, Aaron Sanko
Projections by Daniel Kamm and Jeffrey A. Margolis
WILLSON: “The Music Man”
“Ya got trouble” in River City, when a fast-talking con man has his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, “The Music Man” is a story to be shared with every generation! In association with Chaplin Entertainment, UIA Presents you with the charm and whimsy of this timeless story, performed live with a one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, lush ballads and barbershop quartets, including such perennial favorites as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Til There Was You,” “Marian the Librarian” and “Goodnight My Someone.”
“The Music Man in Concert" premieres this season with Pacific Symphony and a cast of Broadway stars including Jeremy Stolle (“Phantom of the Opera,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”), Elena Shaddow (“The Visit,” “Bridges of Madison County”) and Aaron Kaburick (“Billy Elliot,” “Something Rotten,” “Hello, Dolly!”). With a backdrop of stunning original projections by Daniel Kamm and Jeffrey A. Margolis and a cast of young actors from Orange County, you’ll enjoy the most memorable and heart-warming moments from the classic Broadway production.
Harold Hill – Jeremy Stolle
Marian Paroo – Elena Shaddow
Marcellus Washburn (and others) – Aaron Kaburick
Winthrop Paroo – Noah Baird
Mayor Shinn (and others) – Jeff Mattsey
Eulalie Shinn (and others) – Jessica Medoff
Mrs. Paroo (and others) – Michele McConnell
Tommy Djilas (and others) – Charlie Tingen
Amaryllis/Zaneeta Shinn (and others) – Olivia Mattsey
Charlie Cowell/Oliver Hix (and others) – Aaron Ramey
Alma/Marian Paroo understudy (and others) – Jazmin Gorsline
Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts Ensemble
Kids on Stage Productions Ensemble
Huntington Beach Oilers Marching Band
Fun Facts about "The Music Man"
- "The Music Man" became an instant hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards and beating out “West Side Story” for “Best Musical.”
- The cast album went on to win the Grammy Award (the first ever)
- The film score won an Academy Award.
- Trivia note: The 1962 film’s final parade scene used the USC marching band and featured a young Richard Kaufman on trombone.
Learn more about the music and the artists in the program notes.
Jeremy Stolle is a recording artist and concert singer currently in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. Recently, Jeremy starred in the brand-new Disney theatricals pre-Broadway production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by Scott Schwartz and written by Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and Peter Parnil. He also appears as Jehan on the original cast recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Other theater credits include the workshop production of Broadway’s A Tale of Two Cities, Music Theater Wichita’s Thoroughly Modern Mille, (Trevor Graydon) North Shore Music Theater’s Camelot (Lionel), and multiple national productions of Beauty and the Beast, (Gaston). Jeremy also played the title role in Jekyll and Hyde and Scarlet Pimpernel, for which he won an Elly Award for “Best Actor in A Musical,” Billy Bigalow in Carousel and Tommy in Brigadoon.
As a concert artist, Jeremy has traveled the world performing solo concerts and with symphonies including “A Yuletide Celebration” with Sylvia McNair and the Indianapolis Symphony, Broadway Stars concert in Taiwan and with Modesto Symphony Pops. He also appeared at 54 Below, Birdland, Broadway.com’s National Showcase for Blockbuster Musicals, and Broadway in Bryant Park. Jeremy also had the highest honor of appearing opposite the former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg as mini Phantom in the yearly New York Press Core- Mayors Roast. Another great achievement of Jeremy’s was having the esteemed honor to sing in the grand finale anthem entitled “Help is on the Way” at the star studded, Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids year-end concert.
Jeremy has a touring solo concert called Unreachable Stars that is currently booking national venues. He also appeared with the London’s premiere opera band Amici Bravo alongside international recording artist Geoff Sewell, originally from Amici Forever. Jeremy Stolle’s television credits include As the World Turns (Patrick) on CBS, ABC’s All My Children, and FX Channel’s, Rescue Me.
Elena Shaddow was last seen on Broadway in The Visit playing Ottile Schell, director by John Doyle and starring Chita Rivera. On television she was featured as Sister Sophia in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood, along with appearances on CBS’ Person of Interest and Conviction. She also appeared in the feature film The Intern, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert Deniro. She originated the role of Francesca Johnson to critical acclaim in the pre-Broadway production of The Bridges of Madison County at Williamstown Theater Festival, directed by Bartlett Sher. On Broadway she starred as Anne Dindon in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles at the Longacre Theater. Her past Broadway productions include The Woman in White (Trevor Nunn dir.), Fiddler on the Roof and Nine (David Leveaux, dir.), Sweet Smell of Success (Nicholas Hytner dir.), and Les Misérables.
Off Broadway, Elena starred as Fanny in Fanny at City Center Encores! She was also a member of the Greek Chorus in The Bacchae directed by Joanne Akalitis at The Delacorte Theater. In London, Elena had the honor of playing Magnolia Hawkes in Show Boat at the Royal Albert Hall, the first musical of its size to be staged in said venue, opposite John Owen Jones. (Francesca Zambello, dir.) National Tours: Clara Johnson in the First National Tour of The Light in the Piazza (2007 Helen Hayes Best Actress Nomination) opposite Christine Andreas (Bartlett Sher, dir). Some of her favorite regional credits include Mary in Mary Poppins and Lili in Carnival! at Papermill Playhouse, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, and Marian Paroo in The Music Man at The MUNY in Saint Louis. Elena also starred as Eliza Doolittle in UIA Presents’ first two presentations of My Fair Lady: In Concert with Milwaukee Symphony and North Carolina Symphony.