The Music Man Marches in to Geauga Lyric Theater


Meredith Willson’s The Music Man will run in April and May at Geauga Lyric Theater, concluding their 60th anniversary year with a bang. Mark Cipra, who also directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet on the GLTG stage, directs this much-loved family classic. “There are moments in rehearsals which bring a lump to my throat or a tear to my eyes every time we do them,” says Cipra. “I’m sometimes worn out from my day, but when I arrive at rehearsal, I get re-energized. The cast is uniformly great, the music is glorious, and the story is fun and intriguing.”

Cast member John Kolar, popular Chief Naturalist for Geauga Park District, is thrilled to be playing the iconic Professor Harold Hill. It has been a wish of his mother’s since he began doing community theater almost thirteen years ago and he dedicates these performances to her. John was last on GLTG’s stage as the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Talent abounds in this production, and “sets the stage” for Geauga Lyric Theater’s new season in the fall…A Season of Laughter.

The Music Man will run weekends from April 17-19 and May 1-10, at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. There will be no performances during the Chardon Maple Festival. Tickets are $10 for children 12 and under, $15 for students and seniors and $18 for adults. The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio. Special thanks to our marquee sponsor, The Middlefield Banking Company.

This story is sponsored by Geauga Lyric Theater Guild


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