The Strollers Community Theater in Maplewood will hold auditions for their upcoming production of
THE MUSIC MAN on
Tues, February 19th and Wed, February 20th at 7:00P
(Callbacks February 21st) at the
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts,
10 Durand Road, Maplewood, Nj.
Performances are Fri & Sat May 3 & 4, 10 &11, and 17 & 18 at 8:00 PM and Sun, May 5 & 12 at 2:00 PM.
THE MUSIC MAN is the story of the arrival in River City, Iowa of a fast-talking traveling salesman, “Professor” Harold Hill, in July of 1912. He cons the locals into starting a boy’s band to keep the youngsters out of trouble and along the way falls in love with Marian, the librarian and piano teacher. It is chockfull of wonderful music: Ya Got Trouble, Seventy-Six Trombones, Lida Rose, Marian the Librarian, Til There Was You, and The Wells Fargo Wagon.
SINGERS: Please bring sheet music of 16 bars for the accompanist.
ALL: Bring comfortable shoes for a dance audition (we just need to see if you can follow simple dance instructions)
Sides will be provided for readings.
Prof. Harold Hill (Baritone): Often described as a likable Cad and Con Man. He is a bit of a lothario as as well. He thinks he can win over Marian with ease.
Marian Paroo (Soprano): A slightly stuffy librarian and
piano teacher. She sees through Harold but is eventually swayed by what he has done for her brother Winthrop.
Wintrhop (Tenor) 7-14: Marian’s lisping younger
Mrs. Paroo (Soprano): 40’s-50’s: Irish accented Mother of Marian and Winthrop.
Mayor Shinn (non-singer): 40’s-60’s: A blustery politician with great comic timing.
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn (Soprano-Alto): Mayor
Shinn’s peacock of a wife and head of the Ladie’s Auxiliary Society for the Classic Dance.
Marcellus Washburn (Baritone and Dancer): Harold’s old friend and former partner. He has given up his con man ways and is engaged to his boss’s niece, Ethel Toffelmier.
The Barbershop Quartet: Four bickering businessmen and School Board members - Olin Britt (Bass), Oliver
Hix (Baritone), Ewart Dunlap (High Baritone), and Jacey Squires (Tenor)
Pick-a-Little Ladies: The female counterparts to the Barber-shop quartet. They are the gossipy girlfriends who should be able to pull off haughty expressions - Alma Hix, Maud Dunlap, Mrs. Squires, and Ethel Toffelmier.
Amaryllis: (Soprano): 7-14: Marian’s young piano student.
Tommy Djilas: (Singer and Dancer): 15-20: The town troublemaker who is secretly dating the Mayor’s eldest daughter, Zaneeta.
Zaneeta: (Singer-Dancer): 15-20: The
Mayor’s eldest daughter
Constable Locke/Conductor: 40’2-60’s
Charlie Cowell: 40’s-60’s: A traveling anvil salesman
set to ex-pose Harold Hill as an imposter.
Ensemble: Singers and Dancers of all ages are encouraged to come.