Auditions and rehearsals will be held at:
Delta Enrichment Center
4538 Elizabeth Rd.
Lansing (Delta Township) 48917
Sunday, April 10th 6:00pm-9:00pm All Ages, for those who cannot attend on April 22nd or 23rd
Friday, April 22nd 6:30pm-9:00pm All Ages
Saturday, April 23rd 6:00pm-9:00pm All Ages
Sunday, April 24th 6:00pm-9:00pm Call Backs
Please complete and submit this online audition form prior to the auditions: forms.gle/ysDj9wwHM3saN49d7
You may also bring a resume and photo to the audition, if desired.
Please make sure you sign up for your vocal audition time using the link on the Vocal Selections page referenced further down this page
Please plan to arrive and be ready to go promptly at the start time. You will be expected to stay for the entire audition time. If you are unable to audition at one of these times or you need to leave early or arrive late, please send an email to: email@example.com
COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY: all prospective cast members must be fully vaccinated, and if eligible, have received their booster prior to the auditions. This policy includes our youth cast members, as well as adult cast members. Our crew and production team will follow the same rules. Masks will be required at the auditions, and during rehearsals as deemed necessary. The health and safety of our cast and crew will be foremost in our minds at all times.
General Rehearsals: will take place approximately 3 days a week depending upon the role. We will start rehearsals on May 1, 2022 and continue until Tech Week. Please list ALL conflicts after 6pm on weeknights, and afternoon/evening on Saturday/Sunday during this date range. On occasion, we may schedule a rehearsal in our performance space prior to Tech Week.
Tech Week and Performance Call Times (attendance is mandatory):
Lakewood Performing Arts Center
7223 Velte Rd
Lake Odessa, MI 48849
Saturday, July 16th (Tech): 2pm-10pm
Sunday, July 17th (Tech): 2pm-10pm
Tuesday, July 19th (Dress): 6pm-11pm
Wednesday, July 20th (Dress): 6pm-11pm
Friday, July 22nd (Performance): 5pm-11pm
Saturday, July 23rd (Performance): 5pm-11pm
Sunday, July 24th (Performance): Noon-6pm
Actors of all ages (8+) are urged to audition for this production. This production requires a large cast, spanning many age ranges. We will be casting child, teen/college and adult ensembles in addition to the named roles. We will be casting both singers and/or dancers in the ensemble. Dance skills are especially important for the teen/college ensemble members. We are also looking for strong tap dancers of all ages!
CLICK HERE FOR: VOCAL SELECTIONS AND TO SIGN UP FOR A VOCAL AUDITION TIME
AUDITION CHOREOGRAPHY VIDEOS: Music Man Audition Choreography
Auditions will consist of:
Vocals: Vocal selections are listed at the Audition Details link above. We will check vocal range for all ages who are auditioning.
Choreography: Wear comfortable clothing which allows you to move. Please bring jazz shoes and if you are a tap dancer, bring your tap shoes.
Readings: Sides will be available at auditions.
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Rehearsals will start the first week in May. Please see the audition information for specific rehearsal date information, including mandatory rehearsals.
About The Musical:
Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson; story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
One of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time! When lovable, smooth-talking Harold Hill comes marching into town, you know there’s going to be trouble in River City. He promises to teach the town’s children how to play in a magnificent marching band as part of a big con but falling in love with Marian the Librarian wasn’t part of the deal. When Marian tries to expose him as a swindler, Hill sets out to win her heart and save his hide. Will the town get wise to Hill or will Marian make an honest man out of him? This wonderful slice of Americana will leave your entire family humming such all-time favorites as “Ya Got Trouble,” “Shipoopi,” “Goodnight Ladies,” “Gary, Indiana,” “Til There Was You,” and the show-stopping ”Seventy-Six Trombones.” Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
(Character ages listed are guidelines only. If you’re not that age, but you can play that age, please audition)
HAROLD HILL: 25-45
Leading man, charismatic and charming, good actor, strong singer/mover. Tap dancing skills are a plus.
MARIAN PAROO: 25-35
Leading lady, excellent voice, strong actress, strong dancer, confident. Tap dancing skills are a plus.
MARCELLUS WASHBURN: 25-45
Character actor, comic timing, sings and dances. Tap dancing skills are a plus or must be willing to learn to tap dance.
MRS. PAROO: 45-55
Mother to Marian and Winthrop, good actress, singer, capable of Irish brogue
MAYOR SHINN: 40+
Character actor, comic timing. Sings with ensemble
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: 30-55
Character actress, comic timing, good singer, moves well
THE BARBERSHOP QUARTET: 25+
EWART DUNLOP, OLIVER HIX, JACEY SQUIRES, OLIN BRITT
Important singing roles, capable of holding harmonies, character acting
Olin–Bass: A – High D
Oliver–Baritone: E – High F sharp
Ewart–Baritone: E – F sharp
Jacey–Tenor: B – High A
CHARLIE COWELLL: 25-45
Character actor, strong speaking voice. Sings with ensemble
ETHEL TOFFELMIER: 25+
Character actress, good singer and moves well. Tap dancing skills a plus.
ALMA HIX, MAUD DUNLOP, MRS. SQUIRES: 25+
Pick-A-Little ladies core group, strong singers, comic timing, move well, married to
3 of Quartet men All: D – High D
CONSTABLE LOCKE (DOUBLES WITH TRAIN CONDUCTOR) –
Character actor; sings with ensemble
ADULT ENSEMBLE: All Ages
Men and Women. Sing and/or dance
TOMMY DJILAS: 15-20
Handsome, teen heartthrob, good actor and strong dancer, sings with ensemble. Tap dancing skills a plus.
ZANEETA SHINN: 14-18
Excellent dancer, Mayor’s daughter, love interest to Tommy, sings with ensemble. Tap dancing skills a plus.
TEEN ENSEMBLE: 15+
Boys and Girls. Sing, and/or dance
WINTHROP PAROO: 8-12
Young, shy son to Mrs. Paroo/brother to Marian, capable of lisp, sings and dances. Must have unchanged voice.
Good actress, same size/age as Winthrop or slightly older/taller, slightly bratty , sings and dances
GRACIE SHINN: 10-13
Good singer, Mayor’s younger daughter
CHILDREN'S ENSEMBLE: 8-15
Boys and Girls. Sing and dance