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Auditions for "The Music Man" - Open Call - Council Bluffs, IA

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1603970
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Council Bluffs, IA - 51503
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
10-22-2019
Audition Date
11-9-2019
Expiration Date
11-8-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Des Moines, IA | Omaha, NE

Audition Description

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.


Accompanist provided
Prepare a song of 18 - 24 measures
Wear shoes comfortable for movement
Production dates: March 13 - 22, 2020

  • Role #1 - Marcellus Washburn

    Former con man and friend to Harold Hill who now lives in River City; becomes fast friends with Harold again and helps him learn about the town, tries to help Harold get out of town after the con; his is a comic role.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #2 - Mayor George Shinn

    The Mayor of River City, self-important, blustery, pompous, not terribly intelligent. Gets lots of things wrong! Listens to his wife. Protective of daughter, Zaneeta, whom he thinks is dating the wrong boy in town. Takes himself seriously, but comes across funny.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #3 - Winthrop Paroo

    Winthrop Paroo Marian's baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 5 - 12
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #4 - Olin Britt

    Editor of the Gazette, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, a bickering business man until he is united with the others by HaroldHill, and learns not only to sing in harmony, but to behave in harmony.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #5 - Oliver Hix

    Banker, Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united by the others by Harold Hill and begins to sing and act in harmony with them. Married to Alma.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #6 - Jacey Squires

    Owner of the livery stable, Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Mrs. Squires.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #7 - Ewart Dunlop

    Owner of the General Store, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Maud Dunlop.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #8 - Charlie Cowell

    A rival traveling salesman, first seen on the train at the start of the show, he returns to town to warn them about Harold and hopefully make himself a hero and earn sales himself. Kisses Marian onstage.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #9 - Tommy Djilas

    A teenager from the "wrong side of town" who starts out as a trouble maker, but falls for Zaneeta, the Mayor's daughter, and encouraged by Harold, begins dating her secretly. He also becomes the assistant leader of the Boys' Band, thanks to Harold giving him confidence and trust.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 13 - 17
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #10 - Constable Locker

    The town Sheriff. Sings the Chorus Numbers.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #11 - Train Conductor

    He is on in the first scene with lines, and then will become a River City Townsperson for the rest of the show.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #12 - Traveling Salesmen

    Salesmen on the train that warn each other about what they've heard about Harold Hill. None of them have ever met him, but all know about his reputation.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #13 - River City Boys/Teen

    These are the dancing and singing ensemble in all the numbers that the townspeople are in with the addition of "Seventy-six Trombones" and "Marian the Librarian." Featured Dancers will come from this group.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 13 - 17
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #14 - River City Townspers

    These are small town folks who are proud of their town. They are of all ages, sizes and shapes. They will be part of a "family" and assigned children.
    Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #15 - Marian Paroo

    Daughter to Mrs. Paroo and sister to Winthrop, she is the stuffy, conceited librarian and piano teacher in town. She is very learned and defends the "questionable" books that are in the library. She was close to her deceased father's friend, Mr. Madison, and the town believes that she had an affair with him. After all, he left the library to the town, but all the books to her! There was no affair, and he was like an uncle to her. At first, after meeting Harold Hill, she dislikes him but then gets to know him better, and we see a transformation in her while she falls in love. She comes to realize that he really does want to make a difference, and changes things in the town.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #16 - Mrs. Paroo

    Widowed Irish mother to Marian and Winthrop, she speaks with an Irish accent. She is a sweet, cheerful homemaker who wants the best for everyone. She gives Marian a lot of advice about how to find a man., and dotes on Winthrop. She falls for Harold's con. Always keeps her hands busy.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #17 - Eulalie Mackecknie

    Mayor Shinn's wife, she is definitely a society lady, knows everyone in town, struts about like a peacock and is somewhat snooty. A Member of every auxiliary organization in town, she has some strange ideas and doesn't think she looks as ridiculous as she really is. Keeps her husband in line.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #18 - Amaryllias

    She is the young piano student of Marian's, and likes Winthrop, but doesn't understand why he won't talk to her. The actress does not necessarily have know how to play the piano.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #19 - Zaneeta Shinn

    Mayor Shinn & Eulalie's daffy teenage daughter, she has a crush on the town "bad boy" Tommy. She is not rebellious, but is learning to stand up for herself. Very cute and feminine, she is a dancer, especially in "Marian the Librarian" and "Seventy-six Trombones".
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 13 - 17
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #20 - Gracie Shinn

    She is the Mayor's younger daughter, and somewhat of a tomboy and a bit devilish.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 12
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #21 - Ethel Toffelmier

    She is jolly and friendly, and plays the player piano. She is dating Marcellus and has a stage kiss with him. She does gossip with the other ladies, and is one of the Pickalittle ladies and Grecian Urn performers.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #22 - Alma Hix

    The wife of Oliver Hix, she is a gossipy friend of Eulalie and the other "Pickalittle" women who also perform the Grecian Urn.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #23 - Maud Dunlo

    The wife of Ewart Dunlop, and another of Eulalie's gossipy friends who are the "Pickalittle" women and perform in Grecian Urn
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #24 - Mrs. Squires

    The wife of Jacey Squires, she is also one of Eulalie's gossipy friends who are the main "Pickalittle" women and perform in Grecian Urn.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #25 - River City Girls

    They are the singing and dancing ensemble, in all numbers that the townspeople are in, and especially in "Seventy-six Trombones," and "Marian the Librarian." Featured Dancers will come from this group.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #26 - Townspersons

    These are the small town folks who are proud of their town. They are women of all ages, sizes and appearance. Some of these women will also be in "Pickalittle" along with Eulalie's friends. All will be part of a "family" and have children assigned to them.
    Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019
  • Role #27 - Harold Hill

    A smooth talking con man and traveling salesman with plenty of charm, who tries Iowa after saturating Illinois; convinces townspeople they need a boys\' band to keep them out of trouble.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2019

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