Marion Palace Announces “The Music Man” as Summer Musical

Written by on April 24, 2019

Marion Palace Theatre Executive Director Bev Ford announces the theatre’s 91st season will open with a local production of “The Music Man” on July 13, 14, and July 19, 20, and 21, 2019.

Director, Clare Cooke will hold auditions for the upcoming summer production on Saturday, May 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Palace Board of Directors and theatre staff, along with director Clare Cooke and the artistic team, are thrilled to bring Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy to Marion, Ohio. The show follows Harold Hill, a fast-talking traveling salesman, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa. Featuring a funny, warm, romantic, and touching story-line, “The Music Man” is considered family entertainment at its best.

Cooke is looking for young performers ages 6 and up and adults to fill various ensembles and featured roles in the production. All participants may audition either day and should enter through the front theatre doors. Each auditioner is asked to come prepared to sing a one-minute Broadway-style audition tune. A pianist will be provided. No CDs please. Those interested in a principle role should also be prepared to read from the script. All auditioners should come dressed in casual clothing and shoes appropriate for performing choreography.

Performance dates for “The Music Man” are July 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21, 2019. Ticket prices are $40 Patrons, $23, $19 Adults, and $12 Children 12 and under. Patrons purchasing a $40 ticket will enjoy premium seating during the show and an invitation to the patron party on opening night. Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) members may purchase tickets beginning Monday, May 6. Non-members may purchase $40 patron tickets on Monday, May 20 and regular priced ticket beginning Monday, June 3 at 9 a.m.

For more information, please contact the Palace box office at 740/383-2101 or visit the Palace website at

The box office is located at 270 W. Center St. in downtown Marion. Box office hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

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