Michael Torontow and Alana Hibbert. Photo by Luca Ragogna

"The compelling conceit behind Talk Is Free Theatre’s latest production is to imaginatively transform downtown Barrie into River City, Iowa..."

-The Toronto Star

"The whole cast is brimming with commitment and charm...Hibbert sings like a dream..."

-The Slotkin Letter

The Music Man

Book, Music, and Lyrics by
Meredith Willson

Based on a story by
Meredith Willson & Franklin Lacey

Performed across the city of Barrie, Ontario

TIFT converts downtown Barrie into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa. During this revolutionary, immersive production, audiences will be whisked from one city site to the next to witness the witty & whimsical tale as its cast marches through town amongst unsuspecting Barrie residents.

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Performed across the city of Barrie, Ontario

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CAST

MICHAEL TORONTOW Harold Hill
ALANA HIBBERT
Marian Paroo
ARLENE DUNCAN
Mrs. Paroo
DAVID COOMBER
Winthrop Paroo
JUSTIN STADNYK
Marcellus Washburn
ANDREW McALLISTER
Mayor Shinn
GLYNIS RANNEY
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
IZAD ETEMADI
Ewart Dunlop
GLENN COULSON
Oliver Hix
IAIN STEWART
Jacey Squires, Charlie Cowell
AMIR HAIDAR
Olin Britt
AVI PETLIAR Tommy Djilas
MICHAELA ANGER
Zaneeta Shinn
SAMANTHA SOLIS  
Gracie Shinn
SOFIA GILLESPIE-HEWETT
Amaryllis
ANNE-MARIE McALLISTER
Alma Hix
JESSICA CORNER
Ethel Toffelmier
EMILY ADAMS
Maud Dunlop
MACKENZIE TIGWELL
Mrs. Squires
LARA De VRIES
Mrs. Britt
THOMAS WILLIAMS
Constable Locke
PHILIP LOCK
Conductor

Traveling Salespeople
GLENN COULSON, LARA De VRIES,
IZAD ETEMADI, AMIR HAIDAR,
IAIN STEWART, MACKENZIE TIGWELL

River City Citizens/Ensemble
EXELIA LIANG, KAYLA MARIE NOBES, GABY MIRAFUENTES,
EDWARD VERBON, JENNA DURANTE, LAUREN HOPPER,
QUINN BUELOW, NICOLAS BUTLER, TYLER SHAVER,
BETH ALLEN, MAXIME SANTERRE, ROBIN MILANI,
BARB RICHARDS, KEVIN RICHARDS, CHERYL WEISBLOOM,
DAVID SKINNER
and AMY THOMAS.

CREATIVES

JENNIFER STEWART Co-Director
HERBIE BARNES Co-Director
ARKADY SPIVAK Staging Concept Idea
MARK CAMILLERI Music Director
AMANDA NUTTALL Choreography
JOE PAGNAN Set, Props and Lighting Designer
LINDSAY DAGGER JUNKIN Costume Designer


LORI ANDERSON Stage Manager
MAUREEN CALLAGHAN
Assistant Stage Manager
MACKENZIE HORNER Apprentice Stage Manager
ROSALIND NACCARATO Apprentice Stage Manager


JACKIE McCLELLAND
Head of Properties
SAVANNAH RICHTER-AUGER
Make-up
JONNA CRONE
Child Chaperone
MURRAY PATERSON MARKETING GROUP
Marketing and Communications

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Michael Torontow and Alana Hibbert. Photo by Luca Ragogna
Michael Torontow and Alana Hibbert. Photo by Luca Ragogna

The Music Man

Book, Music, and Lyrics by
Meredith Willson

Based on a story by
Meredith Willson & Franklin Lacey

TIFT converts downtown Barrie into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa. During this revolutionary, immersive production, audiences will be whisked from one city site to the next to witness the witty & whimsical tale as its cast marches through town amongst unsuspecting Barrie residents.

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Booking PolicyCOVID-19 Precautions + Rain Policy
DATES
September 14-October 3, 2016
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Performed across the city of Barrie, Ontario

Duration

Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, with intermission

ADVISORY


schedule
tickets
COVID-19 Policy

The Province of Ontario requires proof of vaccination to attend all indoor theatre events. Please note that we will require:

-Proof of Vaccination & Valid ID upon entry.
-Patrons complete a Covid-19 Self-Assessment for contact tracing purposes.
-Patrons wear their mask at all times when in the building (except when actively eating or drinking)

Only book tickets if you have received your second vaccination at least 14 days prior to the performance. If you do not have proof of vaccination and proof of identity, unfortunately, you will not be allowed access to the building.

Free Admission Policy

A security charge of $0.01 CAD is required to validate booking. Patrons can cancel or reschedule up to 4 hours before the performance without charge. Please email admin@tift.ca to make any changes.

In the event a patron fails to cancel or make alternate changes and does not attend the performance, a $25.00 charge will be applied per ticket to the patron’s credit card. This charge will be used as a donation to the theatre and a tax receipt will be issued.

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CAST

MICHAEL TORONTOW Harold Hill
ALANA HIBBERT
Marian Paroo
ARLENE DUNCAN
Mrs. Paroo
DAVID COOMBER
Winthrop Paroo
JUSTIN STADNYK
Marcellus Washburn
ANDREW McALLISTER
Mayor Shinn
GLYNIS RANNEY
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
IZAD ETEMADI
Ewart Dunlop
GLENN COULSON
Oliver Hix
IAIN STEWART
Jacey Squires, Charlie Cowell
AMIR HAIDAR
Olin Britt
AVI PETLIAR Tommy Djilas
MICHAELA ANGER
Zaneeta Shinn
SAMANTHA SOLIS  
Gracie Shinn
SOFIA GILLESPIE-HEWETT
Amaryllis
ANNE-MARIE McALLISTER
Alma Hix
JESSICA CORNER
Ethel Toffelmier
EMILY ADAMS
Maud Dunlop
MACKENZIE TIGWELL
Mrs. Squires
LARA De VRIES
Mrs. Britt
THOMAS WILLIAMS
Constable Locke
PHILIP LOCK
Conductor

Traveling Salespeople
GLENN COULSON, LARA De VRIES,
IZAD ETEMADI, AMIR HAIDAR,
IAIN STEWART, MACKENZIE TIGWELL

River City Citizens/Ensemble
EXELIA LIANG, KAYLA MARIE NOBES, GABY MIRAFUENTES,
EDWARD VERBON, JENNA DURANTE, LAUREN HOPPER,
QUINN BUELOW, NICOLAS BUTLER, TYLER SHAVER,
BETH ALLEN, MAXIME SANTERRE, ROBIN MILANI,
BARB RICHARDS, KEVIN RICHARDS, CHERYL WEISBLOOM,
DAVID SKINNER
and AMY THOMAS.

CREATIVES

JENNIFER STEWART Co-Director
HERBIE BARNES Co-Director
ARKADY SPIVAK Staging Concept Idea
MARK CAMILLERI Music Director
AMANDA NUTTALL Choreography
JOE PAGNAN Set, Props and Lighting Designer
LINDSAY DAGGER JUNKIN Costume Designer


LORI ANDERSON Stage Manager
MAUREEN CALLAGHAN
Assistant Stage Manager
MACKENZIE HORNER Apprentice Stage Manager
ROSALIND NACCARATO Apprentice Stage Manager


JACKIE McCLELLAND
Head of Properties
SAVANNAH RICHTER-AUGER
Make-up
JONNA CRONE
Child Chaperone
MURRAY PATERSON MARKETING GROUP
Marketing and Communications

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