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Casting Call for Boys and Girls for "The Music Man" Stage Play

Cedar Falls, IA, United States
ID: 571130Exp: 8/13/2024

A casting call is open for boys and girls for the stage play "The Music Man". Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: 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. 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. Additional info: Callbacks: Thursday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday, October 25, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Initial auditions will consist of three parts: a vocal (musical) audition, a dance/movement audition, and an acting audition with selections chosen from the script. For the vocal audition: Please prepare 16-32 bars of an age-appropriate song from the Broadway musical repertoire. Your song can be from a Disney musical. We prefer if you have a piano track for your song; if a track is unavailable, please bring sheet music for our accompanist to play. Please, no acapella singing. We will have some well-known pieces available if you don’t have anything available. For the dance/movement audition: Please come prepared to dance and move, making sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for a full range of motion and movement styles. If you are interested please apply.

23 roles

Harold HillMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Vocal range top: F4/Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Marian ParooFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. She is stern but knows what she wants. Curious. Vocal range top: A5/Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. ParooFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Cheerful and always wanting the best for everyone. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop. Vocal range top: Eb5/Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Winthrop ParooMale10-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band. Vocal top range: Eb5/Vocal range bottom: C4

Marcellus WashburnMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, who now lives in River City and is trying to settle down. Ethel Toffelmeir is his girlfriend. Vocal range top: A4/Vocal range bottom: G2

Mayor ShinnMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A blustery mayor of River City who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.

Eulalie Mackecknie ShinnFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself. Vocal range top: D5/Vocal range bottom: D4

Zaneeta ShinnFemale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times.

Charlie CowellMale17-18 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.

Tommy DjilasMale15-18 y.o.All ethnicities

An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.

AmaryllisMale10-13 y.o.All ethnicities

A slightly bratty piano student of Marian Paroo. Vocal top range: E5/Vocal range bottom: C4

Ewart DunlopMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop. Vocal range top: F5/Vocal range bottom: F3

Oliver HixMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix. Vocal range top: F4/Vocal range bottom: B2

Jacey SquiresMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires. Vocal range top: C5/Vocal range bottom: C3

Olin BrittMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill. Vocal range top: C4/Vocal range bottom: F2

Alma HixFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Sings “Pick-a-Little” and married to Oliver Hix.

Maud DonlopFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Sings “Pick-a-Little” and married to Ewart Dunlop.

Ethel ToffelmierFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Sings “Pick-a-Little” and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend.

Mrs. SquiresFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Sings “Pick-a-Little” and married to Jacey Squires.

Constable LockeBoth genders9-18 y.o.All ethnicities


Newspaper ReadersBoth genders9-18 y.o.All ethnicities


River City TownspeopleBoth genders9-18 y.o.All ethnicities


Traveling SalesmenBoth genders9-18 y.o.All ethnicities