11 - 22 November 2008
Director and choreographer: Ray Jeffery
Musical director: Neil Streeter
The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees: 3:00 pm
With wonderful songs, from the glorious ‘Seventy-Six Trombones’ to the romantic ‘Till There Was You’, The Music Man is one of the funniest and most heart-warming Broadway musicals ever written, capturing all the innocent charm of a bygone America.
The time - July 4th 1912. The place - River City, Iowa. Enter charismatic conman “Professor” Harold Hill. He convinces the citizens that the best way to deal with trouble-making youths is to recruit them into a boys’ band – and their parents are only too happy to hand over the money for uniforms and instruments.
It’s a scam that’s worked in many places before. But when Harold falls in love with local librarian Marion Paroo and wins the trust of the town’s children, his scheme unravels and he must face the consequences of his fraud...
Box office tel: 01256 844244
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935
"Cheer yourself up in these troubled times with a visit to this energetic production."
The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review
"Those 76 trombones were still with me a week after I’d seen the show."
The Basingstoke Observer - Read full review
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Matthew & Marilla
Colin Webb &
Ian "Spud" Smith
Morgan Amy Sadler
Director and Choreographer
Assistants to the Director
Di Annakin and Liz Ilett
Peter Brenchley, Dave Chadwick, Jo Dell,
Graeme Duncanson, Matt Green, libby Stockel, Tony Ward, Stephen Westwood
Richard Walker-Glen, Telus
Additional Lighting Hire
Viking Stage Lighting
Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio
Stage Productions, London - Designed by
Barrie Cheeseman, Julia Cheeseman, Liz Flaherty, Tracey Gonzato, Louise Waller
Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society
Homburgs, Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society and BATS Wardrobe
Siobhan Chapman and Judith Ifould
"Big Wigs" trading at Edward James Cutting Rooms, Basingstoke
Members of BATS
Marketing and Sales Officer
Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Sue Harris and Clare Ryan
David Chadwick and Sue Harris
Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.
Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.