The Strollers auditions for THE MUSIC MAN

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The Strollers Community Theater in Maplewood will hold auditions for their upcoming production of
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.

Cast break-down:

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.


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