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Auditions for Music Man-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1585188
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-21-18
Audition Date 05-05-19 Submission deadline 05-04-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Follow 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 town librarian. Don’t miss this critically acclaimed Broadway classic, On stage at the Umble Center. On stage at the

Role # 1 Harold Hil
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A smooth talking con man and traveling salesman with plenty of charm, who tries Iowa after saturating Illinois; convinces townspeople they need a boys’ band to keep them out of trouble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Marcellus Washburn
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Former con man and friend to Harold Hill who now lives in River City; becomes fast friends with Harold again and helps him learn about the town, tries to help Harold get out of town after the con; his is a comic role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Mayor George Shinn
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The Mayor of River City, self-important, blustery, pompous, not terribly intelligent. Gets lots of things wrong! Listens to his wife. Protective of daughter, Zaneeta, whom he thinks is dating the wrong boy in town. Takes himself seriously, but comes across funny.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Winthrop Paroo
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Winthrop Paroo Marian's baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 5 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Olin Britt
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Editor of the Gazette, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, a bickering business man until he is united with the others by HaroldHill, and learns not only to sing in harmony, but to behave in harmony.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Oliver Hix
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Banker, Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united by the others by Harold Hill and begins to sing and act in harmony with them. Married to Alma.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Jacey Squires
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Owner of the livery stable, Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Mrs. Squires.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Ewart Dunlop
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Owner of the General Store, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Maud Dunlop.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Charlie Cowell
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A rival traveling salesman, first seen on the train at the start of the show, he returns to town to warn them about Harold and hopefully make himself a hero and earn sales himself. Kisses Marian onstage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Tommy Djilas
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A teenager from the “wrong side of town” who starts out as a trouble maker, but falls for Zaneeta, the Mayor’s daughter, and encouraged by Harold, begins dating her secretly. He also becomes the assistant leader of the Boys’ Band, thanks to Harold giving him confidence and trust.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Constable Locke
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The town Sheriff. Sings the Chorus Numbers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Train Conductor
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He is on in the first scene with lines, and then will become a River City Townsperson for the rest of the sho


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Traveling Salesmen
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Salesmen on the train that warn each other about what they’ve heard about Harold Hill. None of them have ever met him, but all know about his reputation.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 River City Boys/teen
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These are the dancing and singing ensemble in all the numbers that the townspeople are in with the addition of “Seventy-six Trombones” and “Marian the Librarian.” Featured Dancers will come from this group.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 River City Townspers
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These are small town folks who are proud of their town. They are of all ages, sizes and shapes. They will be part of a “family” and assigned children.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Marian Paroo
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Daughter to Mrs. Paroo and sister to Winthrop, she is the stuffy, conceited librarian and piano teacher in town. She is very learned and defends the “questionable” books that are in the library. She was close to her deceased father’s friend, Mr. Madison, and the town believes that she had an affair with him. After all, he left the library to the town, but all the books to her! There was no affair, and he was like an uncle to her. At first, after meeting Harold Hill, she dislikes him but then gets to know him better, and we see a transformation in her while she falls in love. She comes to realize that he really does want to make a difference, and changes things in the town.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Mrs. Paroo
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Widowed Irish mother to Marian and Winthrop, she speaks with an Irish accent. She is a sweet, cheerful homemaker who wants the best for everyone. She gives Marian a lot of advice about how to find a man., and dotes on Winthrop. She falls for Harold’s con. Always keeps her hands busy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Eulalie Mackecknie
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Mayor Shinn’s wife, she is definitely a society lady, knows everyone in town, struts about like a peacock and is somewhat snooty. A Member of every auxiliary organization in town, she has some strange ideas and doesn’t think she looks as ridiculous as she really is. Keeps her husband in line.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Amaryllis
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She is the young piano student of Marian’s, and likes Winthrop, but doesn’t understand why he won’t talk to her. The actress does not necessarily have know how to play the piano.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Zaneeta Shinn
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Mayor Shinn & Eulalie’s daffy teenage daughter, she has a crush on the town “bad boy” Tommy. She is not rebellious, but is learning to stand up for herself. Very cute and feminine, she is a dancer, especially in “Marian the Librarian” and “Seventy-six Trombones”.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Gracie Shinn
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She is the Mayor’s younger daughter, and somewhat of a tomboy and a bit devilish.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Ethel Toffelmier
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She is jolly and friendly, and plays the player piano. She is dating Marcellus and has a stage kiss with him. She does gossip with the other ladies, and is one of the Pickalittle ladies and Grecian Urn performers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Alma Hix
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The wife of Oliver Hix, she is a gossipy friend of Eulalie and the other “Pickalittle” women who also perform the Grecian Urn


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Maud Dunlop
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The wife of Ewart Dunlop, and another of Eulalie’s gossipy friends who are the “Pickalittle” women and perform in Grecian Urn.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Mrs. Squires
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The wife of Jacey Squires, she is also one of Eulalie’s gossipy friends who are the main “Pickalittle” women and perform in Grecian Urn.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 River City Girls
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Of all ages, they are the singing and dancing ensemble, in all numbers that the townspeople are in, and especially in “Seventy-six Trombones,” and “Marian the Librarian.” Featured Dancers will come from this group.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Townspersons
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

These are the small town folks who are proud of their town. They are women of all ages, sizes and appearance. Some of these women will also be in “Pickalittle” along with Eulalie’s friends. All will be part of a “family” and have children assigned to them.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -