Music Man Auditions

Location: Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
Friday, January 4: 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, January 5:  2-6 p.m.

Actors of ALL AGES are urged to audition for this production, which requires a large cast spanning many age ranges. We will be casting both singers and/or dancers in the ensemble. While the ability to both sing and dance would be great, please consider auditioning if just singing or dancing is your strength!

Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show that will best display their vocal ability. Selecting music from the show itself is very much encouraged. An accompanist will be provided. Additionally, those auditioning will be asked to read from the script during the audition.

Auditions will consist of:

•  Vocal Music (Bring sheet music. Children may sing Happy Birthday or prepare a song.)
•  Choreography (Wear comfortable clothes/shoes.)
•  Readings

Casting Needs:Character Breakdown

(Character ages listed are guidelines only.  If you’re not that age, but you can play that age, please audition)

HAROLD HILL – 20-35
Leading man, charismatic and charming, good actor, average singer/mover.

MARIAN PAROO – AGE 20-35
Leading lady, excellent voice,strong actress, moves well, confident. G – High G.

MARCELLUS WASHBURN – AGE 20-35
Good actor, comic timing, sings and dances.

MRS. PAROO – AGE 35-55, or able to play that age
Mother to Marion and Winthrop, good actress, singer, capable of Irish brogue. A flat – High E flat.

MAYOR SHINN – AGE 35-55 or able to play that age
Good actor, comic timing.

EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN – AGE 30-55
Good actress, comic timing. D – High D.

THE BARBERSHOP QUARTET: – AGES College and Up
EWART DUNLOP, OLIVER HIX, JACEY SQUIRES, OLIN BRITT
Important singing roles, capable of holding harmonies, some acting.
Olin–Bass: A – High D
Oliver–Baritone: E – High F sharp
Ewart–Baritone: E – F sharp
Jacey–Tenor: B – High A

CHARLIE COWELL – AGE College and Up
Good actor, strong speaking voice.

ETHEL TOFFELMIER – AGE College and Up
Good actress, good singer and moves well. D – High D.

ALMA HIX, MAUD DUNLOP, MRS. SQUIRES – AGES College and Up
Pick-A-Little ladies core group, strong singers, comic timing, move well, married to 3 of Quartet men. All: D – High D.

CONSTABLE LOCKE (DOUBLES WITH TRAIN CONDUCTOR) – AGE College and Up
Good actor; sings with ensemble.

ADULT ENSEMBLE – AGES – College and UP
Five men, five women. Sing and/or dance.

TEEN ROLES

TOMMY DJILAS – AGE 16-College
Handsome, teen heartthrob, good actor and dancer, sings with ensemble.

ZANEETA SHINN – AGE 14-College
Excellent dancer, Mayor’s daughter, love interest to Tommy, sings with ensemble.

TEEN ENSEMBLE – AGE 16-College
Five boys, five girls. Sing, and/or dance.

CHILDREN’S ROLES

WINTHROP PAROO – AGE 10-13
Young, shy son to Mrs. Paroo/brother to Marion, capable of lisp, sings and dances. C – High E flat.

AMARYLLIS – AGE 10-13
Good actress, same size and age as Winthrop or slightly older. Taller, slightly bratty, sings and dances.

GRACIE SHINN – AGE 10-13
Good singer, Mayor’s younger daughter. B – E flat.

CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE – AGE 10-15
Five + boys, five + girls. Sing and/or dance.