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Professional Casting for "The Music Man" Show

Aurora, ON, Canada
ID: 262258Exp: 6/11/2024

ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Directors are looking for performers for "The Music Man" show. Please, see the details below. About the show: "The Music Man" follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he 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 by curtain's fall. Rate: NON-PAYING/NON-EQUITY. Additional information: Beginning September 5th; Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7 to 10 p.m.). Sunday afternoons (1 to 5 p.m.). Full Tech Day on Sunday, November 17th (10 a.m. to 10 p.m). Dress rehearsals Tuesday, November 19th, Wednesday, November 20th. Thursday, November 21st. YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES AND DRESS REHEARSALS. SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY BE MADE FOR MISSED REHEARSALS, BUT CONFLICTS MUST BE CONVEYED AHEAD OF TIME. Performance Dates: Friday, November 22nd, 2024 - 7:30 pm (Opening Night). Saturday, November 23rd, 2024 - 2 p.m.(matinee). Saturday, November 23rd, 2024 - 7:30 pm. Sunday, November 24th, 2024 - 2 pm (matinee). Thursday, November 29th, 2024 - 7:30 pm. Friday, November 30th, 2024 - 7:30 pm. Saturday, November 31st, 2024 - 2 p.m.(matinee). Saturday, November 31st, 2024 - 7:30 pm. Sunday, December 1st, 2024 - 2 pm (matinee). Performance Venue: Aurora, ON. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A dance/movement audition will be required. Please come prepared with appropriate shoes. Please prepare 32 bars of a song from The Music Man or in a similar style to the show. Below are some options from The Music Man you may select from if you wish. For Men: • Trouble • Sadder But Wiser Girl For Women • Goodnight, My Someone • Til There Was You Please note that if you choose to sing one of the songs below in a different key, you will need to bring sheet music in the correct key. Please bring your sheet music clearly marked. An accompanist will be provided. Please see the attachment for more details. When applying, please indicate your preference of audition date/time and role(s) in which you are interested.

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20 roles

Harold HillMale18-45 y.o.All ethnicities

The 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.

Marian ParooFemale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

The stuffy town librarian and music teacher. She is an intelligent, strong-minded young woman who eventually falls for Harold Hill.

Mrs. ParooFemale45-60 y.o.All ethnicities

Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.

Marcellus WashburnMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Harold's chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.

Mayor ShinnMale45-70 y.o.All ethnicities

A blustery politician who is all too "self-important." Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.

Eulalie Mackecknie ShinnFemale45-65 y.o.All ethnicities

Mayor Shinn's peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.

Alma HixFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A "Pick-a-Little Lady" married to Oliver Hix.

Maud DunlopFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A "Pick-a-Little Lady" married to Ewart Dunlop.

Ethel ToffelmierFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A comical "Pick-a-Little Lady," and Marcellus Washburn's girlfriend.

Mrs. SquiresFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A "Pick-a-Little Lady" married to Jacey Squires.

Ewart DunlopMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop.

Oliver HixMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix.

Jacey SquiresMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires.

Olin BrittMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill.

Charlie CowellMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A traveling salesman who is on to Harold Hill's schemes. Tirelessly attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.

Train ConductorBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


Constable LockeBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


Newspaper ReadersBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


River City TownspeopleBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


Traveling SalesmenMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities