"Starting with the brilliant Set Designs by Paul Tate Depoo III, The Music Man could swindle anyone. The Town Hall transformation into the library is amazing. The opening number with the train using the entire stage works better than any production to date. You don't have to see one little car center stage pretending to be a full train of cars. You are sucked right in to the scene, with difficult rhythms and choral singing."
- The Examiner
"The production of The Music Man at the Maltz is visually stunning and a pleasing one indeed, and it is highly unlikely that one will ever find one better choreographed and danced."
- Talking Broadway
"This snappy, polished edition of Meredith Willson’s masterpiece, incisively helmed by Mark Martino and choreographer Shea Sullivan, is not some retro throwback or musty museum piece. It is delivered as fresh and honest as if someone had written it last month rather than the 1950s, much as the Maltz did last season with Hello, Dolly!
Paul Tate dePoo III’s beautiful set design is true quintessential Americana. By adding a backdrop or flying in a few pieces of scenery, the stage fluidly morphs from the town square to a wood-paneled library to a school gymnasium. He and Thomas create glowing sunsets and night skies behind a modest skyline and they depict warm houselights appearing behind the curtained windows."
- Florida Theatre Onstage
"The sets by Depoo III were absolutely beautiful. In one transition, the city center turned into a massive library and you could literally hear the crowds “Awe!” at this incredible set change."
- South Florida Insider
THE MUSIC MAN
MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE 2012
Paul Tate dePoo III
Jose M Rivera
Carbonell Award Recipient: Best Musical Production