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Auditions for the MUSIC MAN, Apr. 15th & 16th

Fredericksburg Theater Company
Event organized by Fredericksburg Theater Company

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Auditions for FTC’s Summer Musical, The Music Man are scheduled for Sunday and Monday, April 15th and 16th, at 7 pm at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 South U.S Highway 87 in Fredericksburg. All roles are available for auditions.

Please prepare one musical theater song that best showcases your vocal talent and is no more than 32 measures in length. Please have your audition piece memorized. An accompanist, CD player, and the ability to play mp3 tracks will be available. Please be prepared to sing with an accompanist or a backing track. Please, no a cappella auditions.

If you are only interested in a chorus role, there will be a brief group audition using one of the chorus songs from The Music Man. Those seeking a principle role must sing a prepared solo musical selection. There will also be a brief dance audition and cold readings from the script directly after the singing auditions.

FTC is looking to cast around 40 performers for their Season 22 opener including children ages 5 and up. Children interested in the roles of Amaryllis and Winthrop will need to pick up audition material at the FTC office. The materials include music and a reading selection.

If cast, attendance to Tech Week rehearsals for The Music Man, June 11th – 17th is mandatory, as well as attendance at all performances. Performance dates are Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s June 15th – July 1st. If you have further questions, please call Executive Director, Steve Reily at 888-669-7114.

Funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

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.

*Ages listed for roles are nothing more than a suggestion from the publishing company. Please do not let age ranges deter you from auditioning for a role you are interested in.*

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

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: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Oliver Hix
A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Jacey Squires
The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C3

Olin Britt
A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: F2

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
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Tommy Djilas
An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20

Marian Paroo
The stuff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Paroo
Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.
Gender: Female
Age: 5 to 10
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

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: 5 to 10
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Mayor Shinn's peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4

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: 14 to 18

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

Gender: Male, Female, and Children
Age: 5 and up
Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen