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The Cranford Dramatic Club Announces Auditions for “The Music Man”

The Cranford Dramatic Club (CDC) Community Theatre announces auditions for Meredith Willson's “The Music Man”.

The Music Man
The Music Man
PRLog - Jan. 11, 2013 - CRANFORD, N.J. -- The Cranford Dramatic Club (CDC) Community Theatre announces auditions for Meredith Willson's “The Music Man”.

Directors: Ken and Mary Webb
Musical Director: Megan Zervoulis

The Cranford Dramatic Club
Community Theatre
78 Winans Avenue
Cranford, NJ

Dates and Times:
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1 PM* and
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 1 PM

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7 PM, if needed.

*Children auditioning for the roles of Winthrop or Amryllis should attend the Saturday February 9th audition at 1 PM.

- Those auditioning should bring sheet music and come prepared to sing 16 bars of an upbeat show tune.  

- There will be a dance/movement audition so please dress comfortably.  

- Readings for speaking roles will be done from sides from the script, to be provided at the audition.  

Performance Dates:
Fridays and Saturdays: May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 PM.
Sunday: May 12 at 2 PM

Beginning Sunday February 24th: Sundays at 2 PM; Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays at 7:30 PM; schedule to be determined.

About The Show

Con man Harold Hill arrives at staid River City intending to cheat the community with his standard scam of offering to equip and train a boy’s marching band, then skip town with the money since he has no real music skills. Things go awry when he falls for a librarian he tries to divert from exposing him while he inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.

Cast Breakdown

Harold Hill: Male, 30’s to 40’s – Charismatic, charming, attractive, a dynamic con man. Baritone (A Flat – High F)

Marion Paroo: Female, Late 20’s to 30’s – Stuffy, Confident and stubborn. “Stuck up” town librarian and music teacher, moves well. Leading Lady, soprano. (Low G – High A)

Marcellus Washburn: Male, 30’s to 40’s – Harold Hill’s best friend, energetic comic actor, likeable and infectious, must sing and move very well, tenor. (G – High A)

Charlie Cowell: Male, 30’s to 40’s – Con-man, Non-singing.

Mayor Shinn: Male, Late 40’s to 50’s - Mayor of River City, blustery politician, strong physical presence and comic timing. Non-singing.

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Female, 40’s to 50’s – the Mayor’s wife, large personality and strong comic timing and physical presence. Moves well, alto. (D – High D)

Mrs. Paroo: Female, 50’s to 60’s. Mother to Marion and Winthrop, capable of Irish brogue. Mezzo soprano. (A Flat – E Flat)

Winthrop Paroo: Male, Young (8 to 10). Shy son to Mrs. Paroo/brother to Marion, capable of lisp. Alto (C – E Flat)

Amryllis: Female, Young (8 to 10). Marian’s young piano student. Alto (C – E)

Tommy Djilas: DANCER, Male, late teens to early 20’s to play mid to late teens. Handsome, teen heartthrob, the town bad boy. Non-singing

Zaneeta Shinn: DANCER, Female, late teens to early 20’s to play mid to late teens. Mayor’s teen daughter and love interest to Tommy. Non-singing

Quartet: Four men, 30’s to 60’s, to play members of barber shop quartet. Strong singers capable of holding four part harmony.

Ensemble: Adults, teens and kids to play townspeople, traveling salesmen, teen dancers, “Pick-A-Little” Ladies, boys’ band.

THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

Tickets to all performances are on sale now online at www.cdctheatre.org, or by stopping by the Box Office at 78 Winans Avenue, Cranford, during a performance.

The 2012-13 season is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through grants administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

CDC Theatre is a non-profit, all volunteer, community theatre offering award-winning plays and musicals since 1919. One of the longest continuously producing theatre groups in New Jersey, it reaches out to all audiences, offering senior rates, family oriented theatre, and provisions for those needing assistance.


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