The 38 cast members in this production range in age from 10-50+ and all live in the greater Lansing area. Audience members may recognize Lansing stage veterans: Rachel Mender (Eulalie Shinn), Amanda Kennedy (Ethel Toffelmeir), Jeff Kennedy (Mayor Shinn), John Hart Franke (Harold Hill), Elizabeth Johnson (Mrs. Paroo) and Jerry “Rocky” Heuft (Constable/Conductor). The Blue Light Players are also pleased to introduce stage veteran, but Lansing newcomer, Paula Sheynerman as Marian Paroo. With a total of 38 cast members, we’d love to name them all, but we are sure audiences will recognize many other names and faces in this production.
The Blue Light Players are a non-profit theater company which was formed in 2005. Proceeds from their productions are used to support the families of fallen and critically injured Michigan police officers. This year's production of The Music Man is dedicated to Ingham County Deputy Grant Whitaker who lost his life in the line of duty in December 2014 and to Michigan State Police Trooper Jeffrey Werda who lost his life in the line of duty in April 2011.
The Music Man will be performed at the Albert A. White Auditorium in the Hannah Center at 819 Abbot Rd. in East Lansing at 7pm on February 20, 21, 27, and 28. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.bluelightplayers.com or by calling the Box Office at 517-490-4567or at the door. Tickets are $15/each and all seats are reserved seating. Advanced ticket purchases are strongly recommended.