Rogers to star in Drayton”™s The Music Man

Artistic director Alex Mustakas has announced that the role of Professor Harold Hill for the award-winning theatre organization’s summertime production of The Music Man will be played by David Rogers.

Having starred in numerous Drayton Entertainment productions over the years, including last season’s highly acclaimed Les Misérables, Rogers will now tackle one of the most iconic and beloved roles in musical theatre.

“David Rogers is an exceptional performer with intense passion and charisma,” stated Mustakas in an April 24 press release.  

“A true star of the Canadian stage, we are delighted that he will join us for a homecoming of sorts and share in this special (25th) anniversary season at the Drayton Festival Theatre.”

Rogers’ connection with the theatre runs deep, dating back to the 1996 season when he appeared in She Loves Me.  In subsequent seasons he performed in You’ll Get Used To It! … The War Show, Romance/Romance, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Give My Regards to Broadway (later renamed Broadway Heroes).

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man is fun-filled musical comedy.

The story follows Harold Hill, a fast-talking travelling salesman who arrives in small-town Iowa, and proceeds to turn it upside down.

The Music Man is the final production of the 25th anniversary season, which also includes the musical revue Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Norm Foster comedies Looking and Hilda’s Yard