Audition - The Music Man

  • August 5th - 6:00 to 8:00 PM

  • August 10th - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Grand continues its community driven, 2019-2020 season with open auditions for The Music Man. We are looking for a cast of singers, actors and dancers of all ages. Rehearsals will begin in mid-August, with performances running from October 4 – October 20, 2019. The Music Man will be directed by Leslie Michaud.

    For auditions, prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater song. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist, with the part you are singing clearly marked. Be prepared to list any rehearsal and/or performance date conflicts. You may be asked to sing or read from the script. A character breakdown is listed below.

Watch for an announcement of upcoming audition dates for the fifth show of our season, “A Musical Christmas Carol,” directed by Ashley Terwilliger.

  • WHAT: Auditions for The Music Man

  • WHERE: The Grand Auditorium. 165 Main Street. Ellsworth, ME.

  • WHEN: Monday, August 5 – 6:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, August 10 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Character Breakdown

  • HAROLD HILL: Baritone, age 30-50, con man and traveling salesman who falls for Marian.

  • MARIAN PAROO: Soprano, age 25-45. Librarian and piano teacher in town. 

  • MARCELLOUS WASHBURN: Comedic Tenor, age 25-50, works in town, friend of Harold’s from before.

  • MRS. PAROO: Mezzo, age 40-65, widowed, Irish mother to Marian and Winthrop.

  • MAYOR SHINN: Comedic role, age 30-65, mayor of River City. 

  • EULALIE SHINN: Comedic Mezzo, age 30-65, Mayor Shinn's wife.

  • ZANEETA SHINN: Female, age 15-22, Mayor Shinn’s daughter, has a crush on Tommy Djilas. 

  • OLIN BRITT (bass), OLIVER HIX (baritone), JACEY SQUIRES (tenor 1), EWART DUNLAP (tenor 2): 4 parts of a Barbershop Quartet, ages 25-75, members of the school board.

  • ALMA HIX, MAUDE DUNLAP, MRS. SQUIRES: Pick-a-little ladies, ages 25-75, married to the Barbershop Men

  • ETHEL TOFFELMIER: age 25-50, Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend, “plays” the player piano.

  • TOMMY DJILAS: age 16-22, has a crush on Zaneeta, considered the "bad" boy in town.

  • CHARLIE COWELL: age 25-50, rival traveling salesman. 

  • WINTHROP PAROO: age 7-10, Marian's little brother, has a lisp. 

  • AMARYLLIS: age 8-12, Young piano student of Marian's, likes Winthrop.

  • RIVER CITY TOWNSPEOPLE, TRAVELING SALESMEN: Ages 4 -104, all voice parts. The ensemble is a BIG part of the show.

  • KIDS’ BAND: Ages 4 – 20. The children of River City, Iowa who make up the band that is forming throughout the show.