The Music Man
by Woodlawn Theatre

Nov. 11 - Nov. 12 (2019)


There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in town to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme. Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian.


The Music Man Auditions - November 11th & 12th, 7 pm

Dance audition will begin promptly at 7 pm, singing auditions will follow.  Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No tracked music or a cappella singing will be allowed. No need to sign up for an audition time, just show up a little before. Please bring a head shot and resume if you have one. Auditions are only for ages 16 and up and will receive a small stipend for being in the show. All kid and teen roles will be chosen from the Woodlawn Academy at a later date.

Rehearsals begin Dec 2 (will take some time off for the Holidays). Show runs Jan 31 –Feb 23. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm (special 2 pm show on Feb 15th). Missing performances will not be allowed.

Director: William McCrary

Assistant Director/Choreographer: Michelle Pietri

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Character Breakdown

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

Shinn - 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

Marian Paroo - The stuffy 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

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

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

Ensemble - Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen