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.

 

 

Blood Wedding Cast List

Mother – Kathy Maxey
Leonardo’s Wife – Caroline Hogan
Leonardo’s Mother-in-Law – Mary Haaf Wedemeyer
Bride – Eva Giacomo
Maid – Valerie Davine
Father – Gavin Conkling
Moon – Erin Mills
1st Girl – Rebecca Owens
2nd Girl – Melissa Kaska
3rd Girl/Young Girl – Bettina Brakeman
1st Woodcutter – Brian Tanner
2nd Woodcutter – Caleb Borden
3rd Woodcutter – Justin Lane
Boy – Aaron Sullivan
Neighbor – Elizabeth Ross
Guest – Julie Zick
Bridegroom – Logan Natvig
Leonardo – Rich LeMay
Young Men – TBD

 

Auditions for Blood Wedding

Come audition for our spring drama directed by Matt and Kris Brewbaker!

Sunday, December 9th from 2 pm to 5 pm, Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room D

Monday, December 10th from 6 pm to 9 pm, Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room B

Blood Wedding is a lyrical and a mythical tale of love and tragedy. The story begins with an engagement which will unite two wealthy land owners. The groom is the surviving son from a family that has seen too much murder and revenge. The Bride was previously betrothed to Leonardo but his family was deemed too poor for the marriage to occur and is now looking to move on and embrace her new life.

Featuring many of Lorca’s themes of nature and the danger of allowing society to dictate human emotion, this play weaves poetry and song into a story of humanity, love, and loss.

Sides will be provided at auditions.

Roles:

Bride – age: 20ish, young woman who was originally betrothed to Leonardo before marriage was called off by her family

Mother – age: 50ish, Groom’s mother; a bitter and protective woman who lost a husband and son by Leonardo’s family

Bridegroom – age: 20ish, remaining son of Mother, ambitious and polite

Leonardo – age: 20ish, impetuous, determined, aggressive and still in love with Bride

Leonardo’s wife – age: 20ish (some singing involved), Bride’s cousin, sweet and all too aware of Leonardo’s issues

Leonardo’s mother-in-law – age: 50ish (some singing involved), caretaker of the family, distrustful of Leonardo

Father – age: 50ish, Bride’s father, protective and interested in the merging of estates, widowed

Maid/Criada – age: 50 or older (some singing involved), the maid of Bride and Father, very close with Bride

Neighbor – age: 30 or older, woman

Moon – woman, any age, dazzling and dangerous. Lines are all poetry with possibility of some singing.

Beggarwoman – Any age, mysterious and possibly dangerous

Young girl – age: 8 to 12 years old

Woodcutters (3) – age: 20 or older, male

Various other smaller roles, some of which may be dual cast (3 young women age 12 or up)