Moonlight Stage Productions Presents ‘The Music Man’

Moonlight Stage Productions Presents ‘The Music Man’
May, 2015 Client News
Meredith Willson, Book
Meredith Willson, Music and Lyrics
Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, Story
John Vaughan, Director and Choreographer
Elan McMahan, Musical Director and Conductor
July 15 – August 1, 2015 (Press Opening: Wednesday, July 15, 2015)

VISTA, CA – May 21, 2015 – Moonlight Stage Productions presents “The Music Man,” a classic that is as American as apple pie. The show follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy’s band that he will lead. The catch is he doesn’t know the difference between a trombone and a treble clef! Before he can skip town, the town librarian steals Hill’s heart and transforms him into a respectable citizen. “The Music Man” is family entertainment at its very best. “The Music Man” runs July 15 through August 1, 2015 under the stars at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, Calif. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Single tickets are priced $24 to $52. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit cast for “The Music Man” includes: David Engel (Harold Hill); Alessa Neeck (Marian Paroo); Bryan Banville (Marcellus Washburn); Jim Chovick (Mayor Shinn); Tracy Lore (Eulalie Shinn); Susan Stuber (Mrs. Paroo); Elliot Weaver (Winthrop Paroo); Koda Montoya (Tommy Djilas); Emma Nossal (Zaneeta Shinn); Maxine Sutton (Amaryllis); and Paul Morgavo (Charlie Cowell).

Production and Design team includes: John Vaughan, director and choreographer; Elan McMahan, musical director and conductor; Paul A. Canaletti, Jr., lighting designer; Chriss Luessman and Kim Zadai, sound designers; Carlotta Malone, Roz Lehman and Renetta Lloyd, costume coordinators; and Craig Campbell, stage manager.


“The Music Man”
July 15-August 1, 2015
NOTE: July 15-26: Wednesday through Sunday nights; July 30-August 1: Thursday through Saturday nights
Curtain at 8 p.m.
Gates open for picnicking and dining at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket price range: $24-$52
Discounts for seniors, students and military available

Box Office Phone: (760) 724-2110


  • Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night Family Night prices are $24 for adults and $10 for children.
  • Friday night Family Night prices are $31 for adults and $15 for children. Child tickets good for kids age 15 and under.
  • Family Night tickets are good for the lawn section only. Chairs are provided free of charge upon entry. Tickets must be purchased at the door on the night of performance.
  • Student Rush Tickets are available for high school, college and university students with a valid ID and are $15 each. Student Rush Tickets are sold for every night except Saturday and must be purchased at the door, and are good for the lawn only. Chair provided at no extra charge. One ticket per ID.

One of the most unique theatre-going experiences found anywhere is Moonlight’s lawn seating, allowing patrons to bring their own picnic suppers into the theatre and picnicking before the show. Lawn ticket holders receive a chair as part of their ticket upon entry to the theatre.

The Moonlight’s restaurant, the Artisan Café, is operated by Chef David Krohn. The Café offers pre-show dining outdoors on the Moonlight Patio where glimpses of the sunset can be seen before patrons take their seats for the show. The Café also offers delicious intermission snacks to all theatregoers including beverages. To view the Café’s menu, visit For information and reservations, call (760) 828-0596.

1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, Calif.

Gates open for picnicking and dining 90 minutes before curtain. Non-alcoholic beverages and food may be brought into the Amphitheatre. Parking is free.

The award-winning Moonlight Stage Productions is the cultural arts program of the City of Vista and is produced in partnership with the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, who is also the fundraising arm for the organization. Connect with Moonlight Stage Productions on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Moonlight Cultural Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 1974 and is the fundraising arm as well as the producing partner for Moonlight Stage Productions. Called “San Diego’s #1 Outdoor Theatre” by readers of San Diego Magazine, Moonlight Stage Productions provides high-caliber productions throughout the year at the 2,000 person capacity Moonlight Amphitheatre, owned and operated by the City of Vista.

Moonlight Cultural Foundation’s sponsors include: Muriel & Hans Schiff, Forte For Children, Datron World Communications, Issa Family Foundation, Modern Builders Supply, Mossy BMW of Vista, Vista Valley Country Club, Gardenology, Cox, Scripps, Pacific Marine Credit Union, and Atlantic & Pacific Management.