The Music Man

Karingal High School

April 1973

There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. The problem? Some of the town members, especially the stern librarian, Marian Paroo, don’t quite buy Harold’s story. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian.

DirectorBill McLorinan
Musical DirectorBasil Gleeson
ChoreographerMargaret Grevsmuhl
Production Co-ordinatorArthur Mead
Stage ManagerNeil Weatherill
Wardrobe MistressPam McNeilly
Scenic DesignIan Ferguson
Lighting DirectorPeter Hart
 Martyn Keeley
 Cheryl Annable
 Margaret Baille
 Coral Nicholls
 Judey Page
 Jan Haywood
 Joan Hooke
 Joan keeley
 Peter Capon
 Rod Birch
 Sarnia Birch
River City ChildrenJohn Horwood
Promotions ManagerPeter Hart
Program DesignPeter Hart
BackstageTrevor Barson
 Audrey Carruthers
 Ron Elliott
 Tony Evans
 Doug Ferguson
 Ross Hand
 Tom Hand
 Stephen Hartnell
 Vernon Haywood
 David Hoffman
 John McCormack
 Ian Robertson
 Denis Wiltshire
LightingOwen Marsh
 Paul Mason
 Richard Merrin
 Bruce Morton
 Colin Tyrus
WardrobeElizabeth Palmer
PromotionsRod Birch
 Sarnia Birch
 John McCormack
ViolinsMargaret Baille
 John Conyers
 Heather Birrell
 Ray Conyers
Double BassDon Moore
TrumpetMalcolm Torry
 Howard Turner
 Jeanette Shepherd
TromboneDon Hale
 Lrraine Shepherd
Flute & PicolloRoger Bruce
ClarinetStephen Robinson
Bass ClarinetDavid Lunniss
Clarinet & SaxophoneVic Knowles
 Vic Sykes
PercussionJohn Annable
PianistCoral Nicholls

Travelling Salesmen

Graham Davey


Grant Kennedy


John McCormack


Peter Moon


Jim Veitch


Neil Weatherill


Harvey Burns

Charlie Cowell

Graham Davey

Harold Hill

Arthur Mead

Mayor Shinn

Stan Riley

Edwart Dunlop

Bill Kennedy

Oliver Hix

Jack Baker

Jacey Squires

Bill Barr

Olin Britt

Ber Conlan

Marcellus Washburn

Bill McNeilly

Tommy Djlas

Geoff Hooke

Marian Paroo

Noelyne Godson

Mrs Paroo

Betty Schlager


Lisa Keeley


Leanne Shepherd

Winthrop Paroo

Ray Muschialli


Greg Rekers

Eulalie MacKenzie Shinn

Barbara Rothwell

Zaneeta Shinn

Cheryl Tiley

Gracie Shinn

Lynda Rothwell


Pamela Godson

Alma Hix

Wendy Allinson

Maud Dunlop

Ann Parry

Ethol Toffelmeir

Coral Rekers

Mrs Squires

Marissa Kennedy

Constable Locke

Clem Macer

River City Children

Greg Allinson


Chris Dobson


Steven Garland


Andrew Marston


Glenn Marston


Steven Plail


Colin Oke


Peter Rekers


Geoff Robinson


Grant Rothwell


Helen Coops


Leanne Coops


Sandra Coops


Jo Dobson


Kerryn Riley


Jenny Schlager


Janette Weighell

River City Towns People

Judith Breese


Eunice Brown


Beth Coops


Rhonda Horwood


Heather Hosking


Mary Kapitz


Libby McLean


Joan McDowell


Kate McMillan


Norma Macer


Dianne Manley


Hilary Moon


Sue Moore


Ann Parry


Denise Patrick


Joan Pearson


Pauline Price


Jean Riley


Mary Robson


Lynda Rothwell


Joanne Schlager


Claudia Simpson


Phillips Slingsby


Joan Sproulle


Bev Stokes


Dianne Veitch


Sue Ward


Lois White


Peter Godson Jnr.


Grant Kennedy


John Langman


Tony Macer


Peter Moon


John Ross


Craig Rothwell


Bruce Shepherd


Jim Veitch


Karl Vennemann


Sheena Abercrombie


Cheryl Annable


Kate Fleming


Sue Hooke


Debbie Keeley


Debbie Kemp


Harvey Burns


Peter Godson Jnr.


David Hewett


Geoff Hooke


Marissa Kennedy


Sue Leck


Sue Moore


Lindy Pearson


Cath Riley


Cheryl Tilley


Grant Kennedy


John Langman`


Peter Moon