TCOE brings a traveling salesman to town

Tulare County Office of Education’s Theater Company performs The Music Man this summer, tickets are now on sale

VISALIA – The Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) announced tickets are now on sale for the Theatre Company’s production of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, a six-time, Tony award-winning family favorite musical.

According to the TCOE press release, tickets are on sale now starting at $15 for general admission and $25 for preferred seating, located in the rows closest to the stage. The tickets are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TCOE Visalia locations 6200 S. Mooney Blvd. and 7000 Doe Ave.

The Music Man follows fast-talking, traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into purchasing instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are interrupted when he falls for Marian, the plays’ librarian, who changes his behavior into that of a respectable citizen. 

Seven performances are planned to take place on July 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at the L.J. Williams Theater, located at 1001 W Main St, Visalia. The evening shows are to start at 7:30 p.m. on July 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30, and matinee (afternoon) shows at 2:30 p.m. on July 23 and 30.

For additional information about The Music Man, call the Theatre Company at (559) 651-1482 or visit the website at tcoe.org/TheatreCo/CurrentProductions.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Charlie Cowell – Zion Sears, 9th grade, Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center

Harold Hill – Rahim Pullom, 12th grade, Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center

Mayor Shinn – Jacob Lucio, 10th grade, Redwood High School

Tommy Djilas – Leo Paez, 8th grade, Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center

Marian Paroo – Tessa Hemphill, 12th grade, Redwood High School

Amaryllis – Ella Marshall, 4th grade, Shannon Ranch Elementary School

Mrs. Paroo – Rivka Sears, 12th grade, Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center

Winthrop Paroo – Maddox Verrisimo, 4th grade, Shannon Ranch Elementary School

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn – Paige Ragan, 12th grade, Mt. Whitney High School

Zaneeta Shinn – Elisabeth Smith, 12th grade, Redwood High School

Gracie Shinn – Calvary Sears, 5th grade, Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center

Alma Hix – Rachel Espinoza, 10th grade, Homeschool

Maud Dunlop – Sarah Johnson, 12th grade, Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center

Ethel Toffelmeir – Lyra Paez, 12th grade, Golden West High School

Mrs. Squires – Angelina Nichols, 9th grade, Redwood High School

Constable Locke – Dean Johnson, 9th grade, Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center

THE QUARTET

Ewart Dunlop – Antony Lotenero, TCOE Alumni

Oliver Hix – Daniel Townsend, TCOE Alumni

Jacey Squires – Jason Bionda, TCOE Alumni

Olin Britt – Tristan Beck, TCOE Alumni

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