The Candlelight Theatre in Delaware will present Music Man July 16, 2016 to August 28, 2016

Director: Peter Rios. Music Director: Lindsay Mauck. Choreographer: Jody Anderson.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact 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 librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.

Rehearsals begin mid/late May.


SUNDAY APRIL 10, 6:30pm sign-in.

Rock School, Broad & Washington.
1101 So. Broad St. Phila. Pa. 19147. Auditions will be in Studio D


MONDAY APRIL 11th & SUNDAY APRIL 17th, 6:30pm sign-in
Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Road, Wilmington, DE 19810

Seeking vibrant, talented cast able to bring the citizens of River City of 1912 to life. All roles are available. Please come prepared to sing and dance. Please prepare 32 bars of classical musical theater in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in the proper key, an accompanist will be provided. Please bring jazz shoes (men) and character shoes (ladies) for the dance audition portion.

Character Breakdown

Charlie Cowell
A traveling salesmen who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes. Tirelessy 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: 28 to 40, Vocal range: Ab2 – F4

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: F3 – F5

Oliver Hix
A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix.
Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range: B2 – F4

Jacey Squires
The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires.
Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range: C3 – C5

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: F2 – C4

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: G2 – A4

Tommy Djilas
An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
Gender: Male, Age: 16 to 21

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: 23 to 33
Vocal range: G3 – A5

Mrs. Paroo
Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.
Gender: Female, Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range: Ab3 – Eb5

A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.
Gender: Female, Age: 10 to 14
Vocal range: C4 – E5

Winthrop Paroo
Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.
Gender: Male, Age: 10 to 14
Vocal range: C4 – Eb5

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: D4 – D5

Zaneeta Shinn
The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times.
Gender: Female, Age: 16 to 20

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

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