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Pioneer Theatre Company
Announces Auditions for Meredith Willson's
The Music Man
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

Auditions for Pioneer Theatre Company's 2014-2015 season finale musical, The Music Man, will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015. Callback day and time will be announced to auditioners after the first audition.

Audition slots from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16 are for Actors' Equity members only. Audition slots from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. are open to all auditioners (auditioners must be 18 years old or older). Singing audition slots are limited to three minutes.

Dancers are invited to audition at 5:00 p.m. Please arrive promptly. This call will last approximately one hour.

Auditions will be held in Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  Singers should prepare a song from a classic American musical. An accompanist will be provided, but auditioners should bring their own sheet music and/or scores (neither will be provided by the theatre). A photo and résumé are recommended.
Dancers should be prepared to dance; ladies please bring character shoes and flats.

All auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, during business hours of 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. The sign-up sheet will be posted on Friday, January 9, 2015.

Rehearsal dates for the production are Monday, April 6 - Thursday, April 30, 2015; performance dates are May 1 - May 16, 2015. PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg will direct and choreograph the production.

All roles are currently available; all auditioners must be 18 or older.
Character Breakdown:

Prof. Harold Hill: Age 35-50 A con man and traveling salesman, must be played by a leading man with a lot of charm and energy.

Marian Paroo: A sometimes stuffy librarian and piano teacher, Marian sees through Harold's charade and sets out to expose him as a fraud, but inevitably falls for him. Leading lady, age 35-40 excellent voice, strong actress, moves well. G - High G

Mrs. Paroo: Marian and Winthrop's charming Irish mother. Age 50-60 good actress, singer, capable of Irish brogue  A flat - High E flat
Marcellus: Harold's old friend and former partner, Marcellus is now a resident of River City. He has given up his con man ways and is dating his boss's niece, Ethel Toffelmier. Age 35-55 Good actor, comic timing, and lots of energy, sings and moves well,  E - High D sharp

Mayor George Shinn: A blustery politician and mayor of River City. Age 60-70 strong actor, good comic timing.

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Mayor Shinn's peacock wife, she is easily won over by Prof. Hill when he appoints her the head of the "Ladies' Auxiliary Society for the Classic Dance." Age 50-65, good actress, comic timing, good singer, moves well D - High D

Tommy Djilas: The town troublemaker, Tommy is secretly dating the mayor's oldest daughter, Zaneeta. Must be an extremely strong dancer and be able to play a teeneager.

Zaneeta: The mayor's oldest and slightly daffy daughter. Must be an extremely strong dancer no taller than 5'3".

Charlie Cowell: A traveling anvil salesman, Cowell tries to expose Harold as an imposter. Age 40-50 strong actor - no singing required

The Barbershop Quartet: Four bickering school board members: EWART DUNLOP, OLIVER HIX, JACEY SQUIRES, OLIN BRITT. Important singing roles, capable of holding harmonies, some acting
Olin--Bass: A - High D
Oliver--Baritone: E - High F sharp
Ewart--Baritone: E - F sharp
Jacey--Tenor: B - High A

Pick-a-Little Ladies: Eulalie's gossipy friends, The Pick-a-Little Ladies include Alma Hix, Mrs. Squires, Maud Dunlop, and Ethel Toffelmier (the "pianola" girl). Strong singer/actors.