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Story: With his fast-talking style, "Professor" Harold Hill convinces the parents of River City to buy instruments and uniforms for their youngsters in order to save them, but chaos ensues as Hill's credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Meredith Willson
Librettist: Franklin Lacey and Meredith Willson

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Majestic Theatre, Broadway Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 19, 1957
Total Performances: 1375
Original Cast: Robert Preston, David Burns, Barbara Cook, Pert Kelton, Danny Carroll, Eddie Hodges,Helen Raymond, Paul Reed, Adnia Rice, Marilyn Siegel, Barbara Travis, Dusty Worrall, Iggie Wolfington
Director: Morton Da Costa
Choreographer: Onna White
Producer: Kermit Bloomgarden and Herbert Greene
Musical Director: Herbert Greene
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic and Lighting Design: Howard Bay
Costume Design: Raoul Pène Du Bois

Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: Jun 5, 1980
Total Performances: 21
Original Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Meg Bussert, Iggie Wolfington, Carol Arthur, Marcia Brushingham, Mary Gaebler, Jen Jones, Calvin McRae, Lara Jill Miller, P. J. Nelson, Richard Warren Pugh, Mary Roche, Christina Saffran, Christian Slater, Jay Stuart
Director and Choreographer: Michael Kidd
Producer: James M. Nederlander, Raymond Lussa and Fred Walker
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic Design: Peter Wolf
Costume Design: Stanley Simmons
Lighting Design: Marcia Madeira

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 27, 2000
Total Performances: 699
Original Cast: Craig Bierko, Rebecca Luker, Clyde Alves, Paul Benedict, Ann Brown, Ralph Byers, Max Casella, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Jack Doyle, Blake Hammond, Martha Hawley, Leslie Hendrix, Kate Levering, Katherine McGrath, Michael Phelan, Jordan Puryear, John Sloman, Ruth Williamson, Michael-Leon Wooley
Director and Choreographer: Susan Stroman
Producer: Dodger Theatricals, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Elizabeth Williams, Anita Waxman, Kardana-Swinsky Productions, Lorie Cowen Levy, Dede Harris
Musical Director: David Chase
Orchestrations: Doug Besterman
Scenic Design: Thomas Lynch
Costume Design: William Ivey Long
Lighting Design: Peter Kaczorowski

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