Auditions

AUDITIONS!

 

The Music Man ~ June 25-27
Directed by Allison McNeely

A Christmas Story: The Musical ~ Aug. 6-7
Directed by Hans Boeschen

The Play That Goes Wrong ~ Sept. 18-19
Directed by Jamie Harrington

The All Night Strut ~ Dec. 12-13
Directed by David Swicegood

Grease ~ Jan. 29-30
Directed by Jerry Crouch
Full notices will be posted below in advance of the audition.


The Music Man

Ya got trouble if you don’t make your way to auditions for The Music Man at Town Theatre. The show will run September 9-25 with direction by Allison McNeely and musical direction by Michael Simmons. We are seeking singers, dancers and actors to tell the story of a charismatic con man who talks the people of River City into paying for musical instruments and uniforms with promises of training folks into becoming a professional band. The show features well-known selections including 76 Trombones, Til’ There Was You and Ya Got Trouble. We’ll also need a barbershop-style quartet for many numbers including Good Night Ladies.

Auditions will be as follows:

*Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 AM – youth ages 8 to 13

*Sunday, June 26 at 7:30 PM – ages 14 to adult

*Monday, June 27 at 7:30 PM – ages 14 to adult

All those auditioning should prepare to sing 16 bars of music to demonstrate range and personality. An accompanist will be available so please bring sheet music. You may also use recorded music but will need to bring your own auxiliary cord. No background vocals should be on the tracks. Everyone auditioning will participate in movement and should dress comfortably. Please bring a small photo that we may keep (it does not need to be a professional headshot).

Please download your MM audition form here and bring completed to the auditions. Note that the calendar of dates is intended to give the production team an idea of when callbacks and rehearsals could be scheduled.

All roles are available with descriptions below from the MTI website.

Charlie Cowell
A traveling salesmen who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes. Tirelessy attempts to prove to everyone the true con-man behind Harold Hill. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 45

Harold Hill
Our story’s unsuspecting protagonist. A con man, traveling under the auspices of a salesman, he eventually falls in love with Marian Paroo. Charismatic and charming. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 35; Vocal range Ab2 to F4.

Mayor Shinn
A blustery politician who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill. Gender: Male; Age: 50 to 60

Ewart Dunlop
A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 45; Vocal range F3 to F5.

Oliver Hix
A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 45; Vocal range B2 to F4.

Jacey Squires
The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 45; Vocal range C3 to C5.

Olin Britt
A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 45; Vocal range F2 to C4.

Marcellus Washburn
Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down. Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range G2 to A4.

Tommy Djilas
An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta. Gender: Male; Age: 15 to 20

Marian Paroo
The stuff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious. Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range G3 to A5.

Mrs. Paroo
Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop. Gender: Female; Age: 45 to 60; Vocal range Ab3 to Eb5.

Amaryllis
A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo. Gender: Female; Age: 8 to 12; Vocal range C4 to E5.

Winthrop Paroo
Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band. Gender: Male; Age: 8 to 12; Vocal range C4 to Eb5.

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself. Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range D4 to D5.

Zaneeta Shinn
The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times. Gender: Female; Age: 14 to 18.

Alma Hix
A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Oliver Hix. Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 45.

Maud Dunlop
A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Ewart Dunlop. Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 45.

Ethel Toffelmier
A comical “Pick-a-Little Lady,” and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend. Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 40.

Mrs. Squires
A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Jacey Squires. Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 45.

Ensemble
Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen

 

If you have questions, please e-mail Shannon Scruggs at shannon@towntheatre.com.