Please prepare 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song (in your key) that showcases your range and personality.
Bring sheet music; a pianist will be provided.
No acapella or recorded music.
Wear or bring proper dance attire as a movement combination may be taught (no sandals or flip-flops).
There may be readings from the script.
Rehearsals are Monday-Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
Please bring a list of any conflicts to the audition along with a
current headshot and resume (if you have one).
*ALL children under 13 will be auditioned at 6:00
HAROLD HILL: Age 35+ (Baritone, A flat to High F) - Very good actor sought for this role; musicality a plus. Charismatic, charming con man who eventually falls in love with Marian Paroo.
MARIAN PAROO: Age 25-35 (Soprano, Low G to High A) - A very good singer/actor sought for this role. Stuffy town librarian and music teacher who eventually loosens up and falls in love with Harold Hill.
MARCELLUS WASHBURN: Age 30-40 (Tenor, G to High A) - Harold’s old friend and former con man who now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.
MRS. PAROO: Age 45-60 (Mezzo, A flat to E flat) - Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop. Irish accent.
TOMMY DJILAS: Age 16- 18 - An attractive young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
WINTHROP PAROO: Age 8-10 (alto, C to E flat) - Marian’s baby brother who is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. He embraces Harold Hill, who brings him out of his shell.
AMARYLLIS: Age 8-10 (Alto, C to E) - A slightly bratty, and overly sensitive, piano student of Marian Paroo.
MAYOR SHINN: Age 50+ (Non-Singing or Chorus only) - A blustery politician who is all too “self-important”. Married to Eulalie and he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: Age 50+ (Alto, D to D) - Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.
ZANEETA SHINN: Age 14-18 - The mayor’s daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times. Must be a good dancer.
GRACIE SHINN: Age 6-12 - The mayor’s youngest spunky daughter
CHARLIE COWELL: Age 30-50 (Non-Singing or Chorus) - A traveling salesman who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes and tirelessly attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.
THE QUARTET: Would like to cast a real Barbershop Quartet, if possible. The men need to be able to act as well as sing.
EWART DUNLOP: Age 25-60 (Second Tenor) - Married to Maude Dunlop.
OLIVER HIX: Age 25-60 (Baritone) - Married to Alma Hix.
JACEY SQUIRES: Age 25-60 (High Tenor) - Married to Mrs. Squires.
OLIN BRITT: Age 25-60 (Bass)
ALMA HIX: Age 25-55 - A lovely, but slightly prejudiced, River City citizen married to Oliver Hix.
MAUD DUNLOP: Age 25-55 - A lovely, but slightly prejudiced, River City citizen married to EWART Dunlop.
ETHEL TOFFELMIER: Age 30-40 - A comical River City citizen and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend.
MRS. SQUIRES: Age 25-55 - A lovely, but slightly prejudiced, River City citizen married to Jacey Squires.
CONSTABLE LOCKE: Age 30-60 - Town policeman.
CONDUCTOR: Age 50-60 - Train conductor, very business like, collects tickets.
(All ages and vocal ranges) From kids, to adult townspeople, traveling salesmen, teenage townspeople. Teenagers must be able to dance or move well. The children do not need to be able to play an instrument.
Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. Fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen. Full of quirky characters, a barbershop quartet, and a sweeping score that includes Til There Was You, Shipoopi, Lida Rose, and the rousing Seventy-Six Trombones, this musical is an American institution!