Parks and Williams came to Seattle after performing the musical together for more a year on Broadway. They were two of the many stars to perform in Seattle during the 1962 World's Fair.
The nearly sold-out evening performance at the 5,618-capacity Aqua Theatre was "more conducive to turning up the furnace than to turning up at the Aqua Theater." The reviewer stated that Parks "not only socks his songs across -- particularly '76 Trombones' and 'Trouble [In River City]' but he invests the role of the musical con man with the right amounts of humor and vitality to lure the audience into his hands and heart throughout the show." Williams was "fetching and saucy" and had a "good voice." The dance numbers of Music Man were "handled with zip and verve by a lively group."