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Music Man
By: Meredith Wilson

Place: River City, Iowa in 1912

ACT ONE, SCENE I - RAILWAY COACH, MORNING, JULY 4, 1912:

RR Conductor: Uniform and cap of the period
Traveling Salesmen: Assorted loud suits, hats, caps and derbies
Charlie Cowell: Loud shirt, derby, bald pate wig
Professor Harold Hill: Semi Norfolk suit and a hat

ACT ONE, SCENE 2 - RIVER CITY, IOWA - THE CENTER OF TOWN, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING:

Maude Dunlop, Mrs. Squires, Alma Hix, Eulalie Shinn: Assorted matronly townswomen's dresses and hats
Ethel Toffelmier: Younger type - 35 or so
Zanefta Shinn: Age 16-17, Mayor's daughter - length pretty cotton dress, small hat
Gracie Shinn: Age 10-12, Mayor's daughter - Knee length child's dress, hair bow
Amaryllis: Age 8 or 9 - Knee length child's dress
Mario Paroo: the Librarian - Slim, dark, conservative summer suit, prim hat
Townswomen: Singers, younger matrons in conservative dress of the period, summer weight, large hats, some parasols
Dancers: Assorted teenagers in % length cotton dresses. Some hair bows, some hats.
Harold Hill: Repeat
Major Shinn: 4 button, or cutaway suit, hat
Boy: Knickers, shirt and cap
Olin Britt: owner of the "Gazette" - Conservative suit and hat.
J.C. Squires: owner of the Livery stable: Tweedy type of suit and hat
Ewart Dunlop: Grocery Store Proprietor - Neckband shirt, vest, trousers, prop, sleeve garters
Oliver Hix: Town banker - Conservative and dark business suit, straw hat
Marcellus Washburn: Employee of the Livery stable- Odd pants, leather vest, print shirt, straw hat
Townspeople: Singers, assorted suits, casual attire, some as workmen
"American Gothic" woman: Black dress with white collar, print apron, wig with center part and bun
Assorted Children: In cotton dresses of the period
"American Gothic" Man: Black suit, coat, white NB shirt, blue bib, overalls, bald pate.
Dancers: Young men in assorted knickers, long trousers, cotton shirts, some with caps.
Assorted children of the Period: Mostly knickers and shirts, suspenders

ACT ONE, SCENE 3 - IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THAT EVENING - IN FRONT OF AND WITHIN THE PAROO'S HOUSE:

Marion: Repeat
Mrs. Paroo: Neat house type dress with apron
Amarylis: Young girl of 3, dressy cotton dress
Mayor Shinn: Cutaway suit in different color, well dressed
Harold Hill: Repeat
Winthrop Paroo: 10 years old - Shirt suspenders, knickers, hose

ACT ONE, SCENE 4 - MADISONGYM - THIRTY MINUTES LATER:

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Fancy dress, no hat. Add Columbia drape, Statue of Liberty crown Repeat, add comedy Indian costume and headpiece (overdressed)
Zanetta Shinn: Dress up 3/4 length dress, Indian apron, headband with feather
5 Dancing Girls: Repeat, Indian props and headbands
Amarylis: Repeat, add Daniel Boone jacket and fur cap
Gracie Shinn: Dress up knee length dress with bow
Other Dancers: Assorted dress up dresses and add red, white and blue cross ribbons, hair bows or "76 trombones"
Children: Dress up dress with red, white and blue accessories
Singers: Repeat, add red, white and blue accessories
J.C. Squires, Eward Dunlop, Olin Britt, Oliver Hix: All dressed up in suits in light colors
Tommy Djilas: Worn knickers (16-17) and shirt suspenders
Constable Locke: NB Shirt, vest, with star, old pants, hat
Harold Hill: Reversible jacket to original suit. Inside is Bandmaster styled lining. Wears original hat, changes to Shako
Dancers: Young high school boys in assorted dressy pants, shirts, ties, some vests, add red/white/blue accessories
Singers: Dress up in summer suits and pants and jackets mixed. Add red/white/blue accessories

ACT ONE, SCENE 5 - IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, OUTSIDE THE MADISON LIBRARY:

Marion: Repeat
Eulalie Shinn: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 - add large hat with feathers, boa
Ethel Toffelmier: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 - add large hat with feathers
Maude Dunlop, Mrs. Squires, Alma Hix: All fancy dresses, hats with feathers
Harold Hill: Repeat and change back to original jacket and
Marcellus: Loud suit, straw hat
Olin Britt, Ewart Dunlop, J.C. Squires, Oliver Hix: All Repeat

ACT ONE, SCENE 6 - IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, INSIDE THE LIBRARY:

Marion: Repeat and remove hat
Zanetta & Dancers: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 without accessories
Harold Hill: Repeat
Tommy Dancers: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 without accessories

ACT ONE, SCENE 7 - A STREET, THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY AFTERNOON:

Tommy: Repeat with cap
Harold Hill: Conservative checked suit
Mayor Shinn: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 2

ACT ONE, SCENE 8 - THE PAROO'S PORCH, THAT EVENING:

Mrs. Paroo: Sedate skirt and blouse
Winthrop: Repeat knickers, change shirt
Harold Hill: Repeat checked suit

ACT ONE, SCENE 9 - THE CENTER OF TOWN, NOON, THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY, WELLS FARGO WAGON:

Zanetta: Print 3/4 dress
Eulaile: Summery print coat overdress, large hat
Marion: Pretty print dress and hat
Gracie Shinn: Child's print dress and hair bow
Balance of Ensemble: In colorful print dresses with sun bonnets, aprons, hair bows, children to match
Tommy Djilas: Repeat
Mayon Shinn: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 2
Winthrop Paroo: Repeat
Harold Hill: Repeat
Balance of Ensemble: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 2 with changes of shirts and accessories to color coordinate with ladies

ACT TWO, SCENE 2 - THE MADISON GYMNASIUM - THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY EVENING - SHIPOOPI:

Maude, Alma, Ethel, Mrs. Squires, Eulalie Shinn: All oversized gym bloomers, middy blouses, hair bows. Change to period dresses
Zanefta: ¾ length dress in contract to dancers
Marion: Full length dress in contrast to dancers, full skirt to dance in.
Ensemble: ¾ length dark full skirts, white shirtwaist blouses with accents of color
Assorted children: To match dancers
J.C. Squires, Ewart Dunlop, Olin Britt, Oliver Hix: All repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4 - add Indian boleros with Indian bonnets
Harold Hill: Blazer, white pants
Mayor Shinn: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 4
Marcellus: Dark suit, colorful some accents
Winthrop: Norfolk suit with knickers matching colors scheme
Tommy and Ensemble: Dark trousers, neck band shirts with collars and ties, suspenders and sleeve garters

ACT TWO, SCENE 2 - THE HOTEL PORCH, THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY EVENING:

Mrs. Paroo: Repeat house dress
Marion: Repeat previous dress
J.C. Squires, Ewart Dunlop, Olin Britt, Oliver Hix: All repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 2 - add deputy stars
Marcellus: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 5

ACT TWO, SCENE 3 - THE PAROO'S PORCH, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING:

Mrs. Paroo, Marion: Repeat
Harold Hill: Add white jacket and white vest to white pants ACT TWO, SCENE I
Charlie Cowell: Repeat ACT ONE, SCENE 1
Winthrop: Repeat knickers outfit

ACT TWO, SCENE 4 - THE FOOTBRIDGE, FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER:

Marion: Pretty soft summer dress, carrying a picture hat
Marcellus, Harold Hill: Repeat

ACT TWO, SCENE 5 - A STREET, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING:

Marion, Harold Hill, Marcellus: Repeat

ACT TWO, SCENE 6 - MADISON PARK, A FEW MINUTES LATER:

Maude Dunlop, Mrs. Squires, Alma Hix, Eulalie Shinn, Ethel Toffelmier: All long Grecian gowns with much draper, overdone Grecian headpieces
Zanetta: Dainty 3/4 length party dress
Dancers: Long assorted summer party dresses and hats
Children: Party dresses, hair bows
Charlie Cowell, Marcellus, Harold Hill, Constable Locke: Repeat
Mayor, Quarter and Balance of Ensemble: In summer dress-up suits
Winthrop: Summer Norfolk suit with knickers

ACT TWO, SCENE 7 - RIVER CITY H.S. ASSEMBLY ROOM, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING:

All repeat, except for Tommy and children in ill-fitting band uniforms

FINALE

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