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76 Trombones Herald our Harold!
5-STAR THEATRICALS is thrilled to announce that Tony nominee ADAM PASCAL (Broadway’s original “Roger” in Rent and original “Radames” in Aida) will star as Professor Harold Hill in the first show of its 2019-2020 season, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, musical direction by Brad Ellis, choreography by Peggy Hickey and directed by Larry Raben.
THE MUSIC MAN opens on Friday, October 18, 2019 and runs through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. Additional casting information will be announced shortly.
This beloved Meredith Willson musical with Broadway’s Adam Pascal starring as fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill is very special to 5-Star. It is the first show they produced in the Kavli in 1994 and heading into the 25th Anniversary they are bringing back this audience favorite. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. 5-Star’s production is going to be a bang-beat, bell-ringin’ smash packed with brassy favorites like “76 Trombones,” “Well Fargo Wagon,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Shipoopi” and the beautiful ballads “Till There Was You” and “Goodnight My Someone.”
We are overjoyed to announce Adam Pascal will star in our upcoming production of THE MUSIC MAN. This will be the “can’t miss” theatrical event of the Fall to see the Broadway star of Rent and Aida bring to life one of the most iconic roles in musical theatre! – Patrick Cassidy, Artistic Director
ABOUT ADAM PASCAL
ADAM PASCAL (Professor Harold Hill) was born on October 25, 1970, in the Bronx and raised in Syosset, New York. He started singing in various rock bands when he was 12, playing the local New York club scene for many years, and has been singing in bands, as a solo artist, in movies, or on the Broadway stage ever since. In 1996, Adam tried out for the then unknown, off-Broadway production of Rent. He landed the role of “Roger Davis.” Adam was nominated for a 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical), and won a Drama League and Obie award for his performance. The show went on to become a worldwide success and one of the longest running shows in Broadway history. In 1997 He reprised the role of “Roger” (the first of several times he would do so) for the West End Premiere of Rent. In 1998, Adam’s career expanded to the big screen in the independent film “SLC Punk.”
In 2000, Adam was cast as “Radames” in Elton John and Tim Rice’s new Broadway musical Aida, for which he received a Drama League award. In May of 2000, his debut solo album, “Model Prisoner,” was released. Also, in 2000, Adam co-produced the hit off-Broadway play Fully Committed with fellow former Rent cast member, Jesse L. Martin. The show went on to garner many awards and played to sold out houses in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and London. In October 2003, Adam once again visited the Broadway stage, this time, asked to be the final “Emcee” in the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall production of Cabaret at Studio 54, as part of the closing cast. Also, during that time Adam starred alongside Jack Black, as “Theo,” the lead singer of “No Vacancy” in 2003’s “School of Rock.” Finally, in 2004, Adam’s second CD, “Civilian,” was released in November, again on Sh-K-Boom records. In 2005, Adam reprised the role of “Roger” in the movie version of “Rent.” Adam’s journey with Rent finally came to conclusion when in 2009, he reprised the role one last time alongside Anthony Rapp, in Rent, The Broadway Tour, which traveled all over the U.S. as well as Japan and South Korea.
In 2008, Adam played the role of “Freddie Trumper” in the Tim Rice/Abba Musical Chess, alongside Josh Groban, and Idina Menzel for two sold-out performances at The Royal Albert Hall, in London. The DVD is currently on sale worldwide. In 2010/11 Adam starred as “Huey Calhoun” in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical Memphis and in 2013 Adam starred as “Billy Flynn” in Broadway’s long-running hit Chicago. In 2015 Adam starred as “Chad” in Broadway’s Disaster. In 2017 Adam starred as “Shakespeare” on Broadway and in the first national tour of the musical Something Rotten. Most recently he starred at “Edward Lewis” in Broadway’s Pretty Woman. Adam is also the co-owner of the gluten and allergen-free packaged foods company “Cybele’s FREE to EAT.”
ABOUT THE PRICING AND SCHEDULE
THE MUSIC MAN opens on Friday, October 18, 2019 and runs through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
Performances are Thursday, October 24 at 7:30pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm on October 19 and 1pm on October 27.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks, or through www.5startheatricals.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. For groups of 10 or more, please call Group Sales, 5-STAR THEATRICALS at (805) 497-8613 x 1.
Ticket prices range from $35–$83. For ticket and theatre information, call (805) 449-ARTS (2787). THE MUSIC MAN performs exclusively at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
5-STAR THEATRICALS’ 2019-2020 Season will feature THE MUSIC MAN, MAMMA MIA! and NEWSIES in the 1,800 seat Kavli Theatre. For membership and ticket information, call 805-497-8613 x 6 or visit www.5startheatricals.com.