One of the most beloved musicals ever written, The Music Man, is marching into Auckland this October.
Following on from last year’s hugely successful semi-staged season of Chess, this concert spectacular will be performed live by our finest singers and musicians, sharing the stage with the Royal New Zealand Navy Band to create a wall of sound, over four days.
This best-known work by Meredith Willson follows the tale of brazen swindler Professor Harold Hill who arrives in River City, Iowa, promising uniforms, instruments and lessons for a new town band.
In the role conman cum Casanova is one of our most in-demand leading theatre actors, Nic Kyle, who won rave reviews for his most recent performance as Charlie Price in the New Zealand premiere season of Kinky Boots. Playing Professor Hill’s love interest is Jess Rogers whose most recent credits include the New Zealand premiere and National Tour of Shrek The Musical and Madagascar The Musical. She is also a member of the vocal trio The Madeleines.
The Music Man was an instant smash hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1957, as was its 2022 revival starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.
Featuring 24 big band songs, including the hit Seventy-six Trombones, The Music Man is produced by the Amici Trust and G&T Productions – the collab responsible for recent musical hits including Kinky Boots, Mary Poppins, and Jersey Boys.