Wednesday, July 27, 2016

audition notice - THE MUSIC MAN - Mesa Encore Theatre - August 7

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Director: Damon J. Bolling
Music Director: CJ O'Hara
Choreographer: Danny T.

Audition Date & Time: Sunday August 7th, 4pm-7pm
Callback Date & and Time: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Audition/Callback Location: MET Rehearsal Space, 933 E Main St, Mesa 85203
Rehearsals Begin: 09/26/2016
Show Dates: 11/04/2016 – 11/20/2016

Synopsis
The Music Man is family entertainment at its best! Filled with hilarious characters of men, women, boys, and girls– this 6-time Tony Award winning musical comedy 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 he vows to organize – despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef!

What To Prepare
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Please prepare two short selections from classical musical theater in the style of the show. One up-tempo, one ballad, no more than 16 bars each. Bring sheet music in the proper key, an accompanist will be provided.

Seeking vibrant, talented MULTI CULTURAL cast able to bring the citizens of River City of 1912 to life. All roles are available!

—Men—
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: 28 to 40, Vocal range: Ab2 – 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

Oliver Hix: A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix.
Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 45

Jacey Squires: The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires.
Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 45

Olin Britt: A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill.
Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 45

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 Bass/Baritone

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

Zaneeta. Strong dancer a plus Gender: Male, Age: 16 to 21

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: 10 to 14 Soprano

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

—Women—
Marian Paroo: The stuffy town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious. Gender: Female, Age: 23 to 33 Soprano

Mrs. Paroo: Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop. Gender: Female, Age: 45 to 60 Alto

Amaryllis: A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo. Gender: Female, Age: 10 to 14 Basic piano skills a plus

Eulalie Mackecknie: Shinn Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself. Leads the Pick-a-Little Ladies. Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 50 Alto

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: 16 to 20

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

—Men & Women—
Ensemble: Traveling Salesmen, Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, etc.

Also looking for Lighting Designer & Stage Crew – join us for our exciting 80th Anniversary Season!

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