2017 Spring Musical – The Music Man

by Meredith Willson


76 trombones will lead the big parade! In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances.

The Music Man (at the PALY PAC) tickets 


TICKETS are on sale here! Tickets sell quickly, so don’t wait – buy now!

Performances: All performances will be in the Palo Alto High Schools’ Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, April 19TH, 2017

with themed Gala


After the show! (around 9:30)

Thursday, April 20TH 7:30pm
Friday, April 21TH 7:30pm
Saturday, April 22ND
2pm Mat
Saturday, April 22ND 7:30pm
Sunday, April 23RD
2:00pm Mat

Map to Paly

Here are the directions for getting to Paly. Consider biking!


coming soon!

Cast & Crew Potlucks

Please, please, sign up below to keep our young actors fed and happy! Sign up often and for as many items as you are able to contribute. We’ll have up to 70 teenage mouths to feed, and we just can’t do it without everyone contributing something!

Sat., 4/15 Lunch Sandwich & Salad Bar
Sat., 4/15 Dinner Family Style
Sun., 4/16 Coffee & Snacks
Tue., 4/18 Dinner Pizza, Salads & Desserts
Sat., 4/22 Dinner Pizza, Salads & Desserts

Questions? E-mail Penny Ellson, Gunn Theatre Potluck Coordinator

Opening Night Gala!

On Opening Night (April 19th, a Wednesday!) we all (audience, cast, crew, orchestra) will party down, dance, eat, and celebrate right after the show in the theatre lobby!  It’s an amazing event and you should really consider attending! We’ll talk more about the Gala at the parent meeting on the March 16th?, but please consider signing up to help with setup, food or cleanup by clicking on this text!

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Parent Meeting:

  • 3/16: The Music Man Cast and Crew PARENTS will meet Thursday 3/16 @ 7pm. Gunn Studio Theatre. If your child is in the cast of The Music Man or is a student in Stage Tech, please come at 7pm to find all about the show, what help we’ll need from you (not TOO much, I promise!) and fill out some forms. We’ll start right at 7pm and end before 8! PLEASE COME! We really need you! Thanks, Jim Shelby and Kristen Lo.


The Music Man Tech week: M-W April 15th-April 16th rehearsals until 9pm on Saturday, 6pm on Easter Sunday.


Auditions for The Music Man were Monday and Wednesday, January 9 and 10 after school at 3:40 in the Studio Theatre.  You did not need to memorize anything for the auditions. If you need help with an audition song, Mr. Liberatore has copied and recorded some clips from The Music Man here.