MARCH 15 &16


Come and join us in River City, Iowa for The Music Man! Click the following link to sign up for a slot, and read on for more audition information...

For the audition, you should prepare 12 bars of a Broadway tune in the style of the show. Some of you will also be expected to read from a script and/or learn a brief dance combination. You should anticipate being at the theatre for about an hour. There are slightly different requirements for different age groups, and for those wishing to audition for specific lead roles. Please take note of the information below to get a better idea what your audition will look like. 

Kids age 5-12: 

Kids age 5-12 will audition in groups on Sunday and Monday from 6:45 to 7:25.  They will learn a song and perform in groups, so there is no need to prepare a song. Boys who are called back for Winthrop will be asked to sing part of “Gary Indiana” on Tuesday at callbacks. 


The primary role of teenagers in the show is as dancers and townspeople. Zaneeta and Tommy have speaking parts, and will likely serve as the lead dancers. Teens should sign up for regular audition slots and prepare a song. There may be a dance callback on Tuesday for those wishing to be dancers in the show. 

Below is a character list, with age range and audition requirements:

Harold Hill—40-50; Baritone; Prepare a song, but also be ready to sing “God Bless America” in the key of G
Marian Paroo—30-40; Soprano; Sing a show tune with high notes, no more than 24 bars
Marcellus Washburn—45-65; Tenor
Mayor Shinn—Over 50; spoken role
Eulalie Shinn—Over 50; spoken role
Mrs. Paroo—Over 50; Mezzo-soprano; be ready to show me your Irish accent!
Winthrop Paroo—5-10; boy tenor
Amaryllis—7-12; Mezzo-soprano; Plays very basic piano
Tommy Djilas—teenager; spoken role; *dancer
Zaneeta Shinn—teenager; spoken role; *dancer

Barbershop Quartet—Please indicate if you have any experience with barbershop quartet! I am open to auditioning individuals or groups. 

Other adult roles—We need quite a few strong adults besides those listed above, for both named characters and ensemble. We will be looking for salesmen and Pickalittle ladies! 

Callbacks are scheduled for Tuesday, but if we have to open up more audition slots, they may get bumped to Wednesday. I will definitely be calling back for Harold, Marian, and Winthrop, who should expect to read and sing. I may or may not call back for other characters. There may also be a more advanced dance callback for our young dancers. 

I’m so excited to see you all at auditions. Break a leg!