Music Man

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man

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The Tony & Grammy Award-winning musical hits the Main Stage!



Performances of The Music Man have been suspended due to COVID-19.  Click here for more info on cancelled performances.

Meredith Willson’s All American Musical

What's happening with The Music Man?

COVID-19 Info

Since our last performance on March 12th, the Music Man set, props and costumes are still in the same place we left them. Many of our guests have been asking about the fate of this production – so many of you had tickets to an upcoming performance and the reviews were stellar. We have every intention of picking The Music Man back up where we left it and we are remaining hopeful that we will be able to do so. We are not able to predict a possible reopening date at this point – we have to be realistic that with the rising COVID-19 caseload in Minnesota, that date may be months away. While we are not processing refunds at this time, ticket holders will be the first to know when we plan on being back up and running! Your safety, our employee’s safety and the future of our business are our top priorities. Be safe, wear a mask – and we can’t wait to entertain you again!

About The Music Man

The citizens of River City have got trouble… That’s a capital T, that rhymes with P and stands for “Professor” Harold Hill. He’s a charming, fast-talkin’ traveling salesman who goes city to city starting youth marching bands. Hill promises to teach the kids and raises the money to purchase the instruments and uniforms. There’s just one person who can’t tell the difference between a trombone and a treble clef – Professor Hill.  Everyone is simply enamored by Professor Hill, everyone except for the suspicious town librarian, Marian Paroo.

On a campaign to rid River City of the impending demise of their youth, Professor Hill condemns a variety of activities – including Mayor Shinn’s new pool table in the town parlor. Shinn, incensed, begins an investigation into Professor Hill’s true credentials.  Marian sees right through Professor Hill’s marching band scheme. She’s ready to tell Professor Hill off until she sees her self-conscious little brother, Winthrop, shed his shyness when he picks up a shiny, new cornet. The trouble really begins when Marian’s heart beats a little faster for Professor Hill.

Get into a little trouble with Meredith Willson’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical featuring the unforgettable songs “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Till There Was You.” Don’t miss this classic, all-American musical for every generation.

Music, Lyrics, Story & Book By

Cast & Creative



Tamara Kangas Erickson



Music Director

Michael Gruber

Harold Hill

Ann Michels

Marian Paroo

Keith Rice

Mayor Shinn

Tony Vierling


Ticket Prices

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Day Dinner Seating Show Starts Regular Price Student Price* Senior Price* Show-Only**
Sunday 4:30pm 6:30pm $88 $71 $82 $73
Friday/Saturday Evening 6:00pm 8:00pm $93 n/a n/a $78
Saturday Matinee 11:00am 1:00pm $75 n/a n/a $60
Wednesday Matinee 11:00am 1:00pm $68 n/a n/a $53
Tues, Wed, Thurs Evening 6:00pm 8:00pm $78 $61 $72 $63

Listed prices do not include taxes or fees.
*Special discounts are offered to students aged 5-17 and seniors age 55+.
**Show only tickets are available 10 days prior to performances and may be purchased by calling our box office.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Most semi-circle booths are sold to parties of 4 only. However, there are several booths that can be sold to parties of 2 or 3, as noted on the chart.


  • There are a few tables for 2 as noted on the chart, but most parties of 2 share with others at tables of 4 and 6.
  • Guests of a larger size may find booth seating uncomfortable. There is only 12-14” of space between the fixed table and bench.


  • Dinner is served prior to the start of the performance. There is no dining room service during the production.
Content Statement

The Music Man is a family-friendly musical appropriate for all ages. However, CDT does not allow children under the age of 5 into the theatre.

Age Statement

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres does not admit anyone under the age of 5 into the theatre.

Show-Only Tickets

Show-only tickets are available for purchase 10 days before a performance date. If you wish to purchase tickets more than 10 days ahead, dinner must be purchased.

Run Time

2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission.

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