Music Man auditions Nov. 18 and 20, 2019 in Mount Vernon, WA! We would like to welcome all ages from 5 to 105 to come and audition for TAG’s Spring production of ‘The Music Man’, performing March 20 – April 5, 2020 at the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA. We are looking for all types, kids- adults- singers- dancers- a barbershop quartet! Please come audition and encourage your friends to come audition too! This is going to be a fun show with lots of opportunities to shine!

Wednesday & Thursday, November 18 & 20, 2019 at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA.

There will be three (3) audition groups each night, at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. You may sign up for whichever date and time is most convenient for you. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow ample time for check in!

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Some (but not all) auditioners may be called back for follow up auditions on Saturday, November 23rd from 10-4pm.

**Please Note – The roles of Winthrop and Amaryllis will be understudied. The understudies of both will perform an evening show on Sat. Mar. 21 and a matinee on Sat. Mar. 28.

Also – Harold Hill and Marian will also be understudied. Those understudies will not be guaranteed a show. They will only perform if the actors playing Harold Hill/Marian cannot perform.


1) SONG: Pick a song that shows off your talent and your special vocal gifts! Please limit song length to ONE MINUTE. Bring sheet music (we will have an accompanist for you); or bring your own accompanist. You may also sing with a CD or iPod as long as it is instrumental only; we don’t want to hear you try to sing over another artist! NO A CAPELLA

2) MONOLOGUE: Approximately 1 minute. Again, pick something that shows off your talent. Feel free to pick from a movie, a play, a poem, a story, or even something you write yourself. Adding in some physical movement is a plus but not required.

3) CHOREOGRAPHY: You will learn a small section of choreography to do onstage with those in your audition group. Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.

After your audition you are welcome to stay and watch other groups if you wish.

More information regarding auditions will be updated here as things arise. Most importantly, get the date on your calendar and get excited for a fabulous show!

Dec 3rd: First All cast meeting. Rehearsals continue in December Tues-Thurs until Dec. 19th. Then we will take a 2 week break for Christmas and New Years. Rehearsals will start again Tuesday, Jan. 7th and will run Tues.-Thurs. with Saturdays until we open on March 20th. Show dates are March 20th through April 5th, 2020.

PLEASE be let us know about previously planned vacations and other commitments so we can schedule accordingly. Thanks!

Synopsis of The Music Man
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

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 that he vows to organize – 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 librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

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

Mayor 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

Tommy Djilas
An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20

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

A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.
Gender: female
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

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: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C4

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

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: 14 to 18

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