Mansfield’s Dave Troilo has been named to the supporting role of “John ‘Boss’ Smith” for the world premiere production of the original Paragon Park the Musical, to be produced by The Company Theatre from July 27 through August 19, locally co-written by The Company Theatre co-founder and artistic director Zoe Bradford, actor/director Michael Hammond, with lyrics and music by composer Adam Brooks.
The debut production will be co-directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, with choreography by Sally Ashton Forrest and musical direction by Michael Joseph.
A native of Norwood, Troilo has been an involved musician throughout his life, playing lead trumpet in various musical groups, singing in a barbershop quartet and performing in the national champion Norwood High School Jazz Ensemble.
As a college student at North Adams State College, he took his first stab at acting, playing such roles as “Valentine White” in Babes in Arms and “Reverend Parris” in The Crucible. Most recently, Troilo performed in A Christmas Carol at the Stadium Theatre.
Tracing roots back through time to 1905, Paragon Park the Musical recaptures the iconic ocean front theme park experience in this original grand-scale musical drama, fusing history, romance and a fondness for the beachside amusement park that captivated millions of patrons for nearly 80 years.
Time is transported back to the auction of Paragon’s last remaining attraction - its treasured carousel. Fascinating historical figures are woven through the plot, recapturing their authentic involvement with the park, including Mayor of Boston “Honey” Fitzgerald, Cardinal Cushing, and Rose Stone who, with her family, resurrected the park after it burnt down.
Tickets range from $34 to $36 and are available by calling 781-871-2787, coming to the box office in person, or by visiting www.companytheatre.com. For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to Friends of the Carousel, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the treasured Paragon Park carousel.
The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts is located at 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, and during all performances. Free parking is available on site, and the theatre is handicap accessible. For complete show schedules and the latest information on programs and performances, please visit www.companytheatre.com or follow The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts on Facebook.