In honor of Goodman Theatre’s major revival of Meredith Willson’s Tony Award-winning production, The Music Man—which begins performances on June 29—more than 76 Chicagoland volunteer trombonists and percussionists, aged 10-82, will join together for a special parade performance of the iconic song “Seventy-Six Trombones” from The Music Man.
The parade is presented in partnership with Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles—Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
TIMELINE: Friday, June 28
1pm.…………….Parade departs Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn) on foot
1:05pm.…………Parade marches around Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St)
1:15pm.…………Parade arrives at Goodman Theatre to give encore performance under marquee
Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn)
Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St)
About The Music Man
Goodman Theatre closes out its 2018/2019 Season with a major revival of The Music Man, Tony Award-winning Director Mary Zimmerman helms the production, her 16th at the Goodman, celebrating 25 years as the Goodman’s Manilow Resident Director. Hailed a “musical comedy at its feel-good best” (The New York Times), Meredith Willson’s Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece, based on the story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, features beloved songs including “Goodnight My Someone,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Gary, Indiana,” and “Till There Was You.” The Music Man appears at Goodman Theatre June 29 to August 11, 2019, in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. Tickets ($25 – $142; subject to change) are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/MusicMan, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).
About Goodman Theatre
America’s “Best Regional Theater” (Time) and “Chicago’s flagship resident stage” (Chicago Tribune), Goodman Theatre is a premier not-for-profit theater distinguished by the quality and scope of its artistic programming and civic engagement. Led by Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, the theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. In addition, the Goodman is the first theater in the world to produce all 10 plays in August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle.” Key to the theater’s success are its distinguished members of the Artistic Collective: Brian Dennehy, Rebecca Gilman, Henry Godinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Steve Scott, Kimberly Senior, Chuck Smith, Regina Taylor, Henry Wishcamper and Mary Zimmerman. Awards for artistic excellence include two Pulitzer Prizes, 22 Tony Awards and more than 160 Joseph Jefferson Awards. GoodmanTheatre.org
About Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles
Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Home to three major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members. Through an annual series of performances and special events, Lakeside Pride provides a forum for adult musicians, inclusive of any background, ethnicity, gender identification or sexual orientation, to represent the LGBTQ community and express themselves through music.