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THE MUSIC MAN - Broadway Theatre TBA Auditions

Posted: June 19, 2019

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THE MUSIC MAN - NYC EPA

Producing Org TBD

AUDITION DATES

Wed, Jul 03, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Mon, Jul 08, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Tue, Jul 09, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30



CONTRACT

Production (League) $2095/week current minimum

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming Broadway production.

Stage management availability still TBD.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a brief traditional musical theatre song showing range. Bring sheet music; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

PERSONNEL

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Meredith Willson
Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Producer: Scott Rudin
Director: Jerry Zaks
Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Musical Director: Patrick Vaccariello
General Manager: Joey Parnes Productions
Casting: Telsey + Company

OTHER DATES

Rehearsals: July 2020
Previews: September 9, 2020
Opening Night: October 22, 2020

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

SEEKING:

[HAROLD HILL] Male, 30s—40s, any ethnicity. A dynamic and attractive leading man, with energy and charisma to burn. A compelling conman, posing as a traveling salesman, who uses his great warmth and personality to put one over on the folks of River City. Bold, confident, and a resolute bachelor until he meets his match in the town librarian. Seeking a skilled and dynamic actor with great depth and personal appeal. Must move and sing well. PRINCIPAL—ROLE IS CAST: HUGH JACKMAN; seeing understudies only

[MARIAN PAROO] Female, 20s—30s, any ethnicity. A dynamic and appealing leading lady, with great depth and vulnerability. River City’s guarded and resolute town librarian and music teacher. Artistic, deeply intelligent, and strong-willed, she possesses a hidden warmth, vulnerability, and sizable romantic streak just below the surface. Seeking an actor of great skill, with a warm and dynamic soprano voice. Must move well. PRINCIPAL—ROLE IS CAST: SUTTON FOSTER; seeking understudies only

[MARCELLUS WASHBURN] Male, 30s—40s, any ethnicity. Comedic character man, with loads of energy and appeal. Former friend and conman/colleague of Harold’s who has settled in River City. Immensely affable and well-intentioned, he gets caught up in the scam when Harold enlists his help. Very strong comedic actor who sings and moves well. PRINCIPAL—ROLE IS CAST; seeking understudies only

[MRS. PAROO] Female, 40s—50s, any ethnicity. Warm and funny character actress with Irish dialect. The warm-hearted, straight-talking, widowed mother of Marian and Winthrop. Fiercely loyal to her children, she is a good listener with a strong sense of humor and self. Character singer. PRINCIPAL—ROLE IS CAST; seeking understudies only

[MAYOR GEORGE SHINN] Male, 50s, any ethnicity. Comedic character man, with stature and personality. River City’s bombastic and somewhat hapless Mayor. Full of self-importance and bluster, he is easily distracted as he frequently clashes with newcomer Harold Hill as well as the young man pursuing his daughter. Character singer. PRINCIPAL: ROLE IS CAST; seeking understudies only

[EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN] Female, 40s—50s, any ethnicity. Comedic character actress with great comic chops and appeal. Mayor Shinn's wife and River City’s First Lady. Snobby, status-oriented busybody who conversely possesses an eccentric, artistic side. Travels with a pack of sycophantic gossips. Character singer. PRINCIPAL: ROLE IS CAST; seeking understudies only

[CHARLIE COWELL] Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity. A verbose, cocksure anvil salesman, hell-bent on exposing Harold Hill as a fraud. Character singer. PRINCIPAL

[TOMMY DJILAS] Male, 15—20, any ethnicity. Attractive, appealing young actor with exceptional dance skills. The irresistible and misunderstood town “bad boy” who is secretly dating Zaneeta Shinn, the Mayor’s daughter. Top-tier dancer with strong technique. Must sing well. PRINCIPAL

[ZANEETA SHINN] Female, 14—18, any ethnicity. The Mayor’s teenage daughter, harboring a crush on Tommy Djilas. Funny, pretty, appealing, and charismatic. Great dancer and singer. PRINCIPAL

[OLIN BRITT] Male, 25—45, any ethnicity. Editor of the Gazette, member of the School Board, and member of the barbershop quartet formed by Harold. Strong bass. Must be comfortable with tight harmonies. PRINCIPAL

[OLIVER HIX] Male, 25—45, any ethnicity. Banker, member of the School Board, and member of the barbershop quartet formed by Harold. Married to Alma Hix. Strong baritone. Must be comfortable with tight harmonies. PRINCIPAL

[EWART DUNLOP] Male, 30s—40s, any ethnicity. Owner of the General Store, member of the School Board, and member of the barbershop quartet formed by Harold. Married to Maude Dunlop. Strong tenor 2. Must be comfortable with tight harmonies. PRINCIPAL

[JACEY SQUIRES] Male, 25—45, any ethnicity. Owner of the livery stable, member of the School Board, and member of the barbershop quartet formed by Harold. Married to Mrs. Squires. Strong tenor 1. Must be comfortable with tight harmonies. PRINCIPAL

[WINTHROP PAROO] Male, 8—12, any ethnicity. Marian’s baby brother, shy and isolated due to his pronounced lisp. Quiet and lonely but warm, loving, and truly appealing. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL

[ETHEL TOFFELMIER] Female, 25—40, any ethnicity. A comical "Pickalittle” lady and Marcellus Washburn's girlfriend. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL

[ALMA HIX] Female, 25—45, any ethnicity. A comical "Pickalittle” lady married to Oliver Hix. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL

[MAUD DUNLOP] Female, 25—45, any ethnicity. A comical "Pickalittle” lady married to Ewart Dunlop. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL

[MRS. SQUIRES] Female, 25—45, any ethnicity. A comical "Pickalittle” lady married to Jacey Squires. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL

[AMARYLLIS] Female, 8—12, any ethnicity. A dreamer and a romantic. A piano student of Marian’s, with a schoolgirl crush on Winthrop. Awkward and charming. Must have a clear, simple soprano. PRINCIPAL
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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