Sierra Stages presents The Music Man from July 12-August 4

What: Sierra Stages presents “The Music Man”
When: July 12 – August 4, 2012
Where: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City

Sierra Stages Presents Classic American Musical And Valentine to Small-Town America This Summer in Nevada City

O-Ho, the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin to Nevada County this summer. And it’s closely followed by 76 trombones, horns of every shape and size, double bell euphoniums and big bassoons, and a score of classic Broadway songs, as Sierra Stages presents one of the greatest and most beloved American musicals of all time – Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”—playing for four weekends only from July 12 through August 4, 2012 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.

Friends, River City has Trouble with a capital T. And just in the nick of time, Harold Hill arrives in town and proposes the solution: Form a boys’ band with sparkling instruments and brand new band uniforms! In the process, this music man transforms the town, and at the same time, he transforms himself into an honest man. “The Music Man” is truly a celebration of community and a valentine to small-town America.

The show features such classic Broadway songs as “76 Trombones”, “Ya Got Trouble”, “Marian the Librarian”, “My White Knight”, “Till There Was You” and many, many more. The show is directed by Jeffrey Mason, with dance direction by George Jayne and musical direction by Ken Getz, who will also conduct the 14-piece orchestra. The set design is by Pamela Mengers Hodges, costume design is by Sharon Olson and lighting design is by Zac Cahoon.

This Sierra Stages production of “The Music Man” features a large cast of local actors, headed by Erick Lindley as “Professor” Harold Hill and Dawn Simmons as Marian. The supporting cast, which ranges from age six to age sixty (plus), includes Trish Adair, Noreen Barnett, Amber Busse, Luci Gardiner, Maddie Gardiner, Nancy Haffey, Sarah LaPlante, Sunny Ostrom, Emily Rice, Kim Wellman, Chris Whitlock, Ellie Wyman, Isaias Acosta, Ty Baldwin, Harris Banneck, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Charles Landau, JR
Lewis, Ken Miele, Conor Nolan, Jordan Thomas-Rose, Cap Wallington, Jonathan Willis, and a dozen of Nevada County’s best and brightest eight- to twelve-year-olds who will come together as River City’s first ever boys’ marching band.

“The Music Man” begins on July 12 and continues for four weekends through August 4. Performances are Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. The first two performances, Thursday July 12 and Friday July 13, are “previews” and general admission tickets are only $15. For all other performances, general admission tickets are available at the reduced price of only $20 if purchased before July 14. After that, general admission tickets will be $25 for all performances. In addition, Sierra Stages is pleased to offer reserved seating for $35.

With reserved seating, audience members may select specific seat locations in advance and also provide additional financial support for the production. General Admission Tickets and Reserved Seating are available online at, by calling Sierra Stages at 530-346-3210, and in person at the Nevada City Box Office (at the Miners Foundry) and BriarPatch Co-op. If tickets are still available, student rush (under age 18, with presentation of full-time student ID) will be available for $15 on a first-come, unreserved basis, 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Sierra Stages is a nonprofit tax-exempt community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. This is the fourth season for the nonprofit community theatre, which has presented 13 musicals and plays since 2009. Sierra Stages productions have received 13 Elly Award nominations and three Elly awards.

Special appreciation is given to our 2012 Season Sponsors, including the following local businesses: Pleasant Valley Veterinary Center, B&C True Value Home Center, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, The Union, KNCO and KVMR. If you are interested in becoming a Season Sponsor, please contact Sierra Stages as 530-346-3210 or by email at

–By Sierra Stages

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