The Music Man
director: Joel Longstreth
music director: Roy Adams
choreographer: Danelle Afflerbaugh
Thursday, April 4, 6 PM
Saturday, April 6, 1 PM
July 5 - 14
The classic stage musical that follows con man Harold Hill as he arrives in the small town of River City, Iowa. Posing as a traveling music professor, Hill convinces the townsfolk to invest in a boys' band, promising to transform their children into virtuoso musicians. However, Hill has no intention of delivering on his promise and plans to skip town with the money. As he becomes more entangled with the community, Hill unexpectedly finds himself falling for the local librarian, Marian Paroo.
All roles are available: actors, singers, dancers and non-dancers.
Ages 8 and up.
Please prepare 60 – 90 seconds of a song in the style of the show (actors 12 and under: 30 – 60 seconds). Please bring digital accompaniment; a speaker and adapters will be provided. SEE NOTE BELOW if you are interested in the role of Harold Hill.
Actors ages 13+: please wear attire and shoes appropriate for a short dance audition.
Dialogue auditions will consist of reads from the script. Scenes are available to familiarize yourself with here.
Callbacks (if necessary, especially for the barbershop quartet parts) will be held Monday, April 8 at 6 PM. Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, with an occasional Saturday afternoon (especially for the dance ensemble).
Character descriptions are available here.
Please preregister for auditions here.
Actors interested in the role of Harold Hill are also asked to prepare 21 seconds of “Ya Got Trouble” in addition to your audition song. A backing track with guide vocals is available here. Please prepare the song from the “ding ding” at :10, through :31.
Well, ya got trouble my friend
Right here I say, trouble right in River City, why sure, I'm a billiard player
Certainly, mighty proud I say, I'm always mighty proud to say it
I consider that the hours I spend with a cue in my hand are golden
Help you cultivate horse sense and a cool head and a keen eye
J’ever take and try to find an iron-clad leave for yourself
From a three-rail billiard shot?
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