Keystone Theatrics at The Playhouse At Allenberry Announces Auditions for The Music Man!

Directed by Dustin LeBlanc
Assistant Directed by Brady Bennett
Choreographed by Grace Wellmon
Stage Managed by Bethany Frymark
Music Direction by Brandon Bitner

Show Description
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 – this, 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.

Audition Requirements

Audition Dates (please attend 1 and arrive at the posted start time):
Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Callbacks (if needed) will be scheduled at a later date and time.

Please be prepared to:

– Sing 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice.
You must sing with our provided accompaniment or with a device you provide.  No a cappella auditions will be allowed.
– Complete a dance/movement audition, taught by the show choreographer (dress appropriately)
– Read from a provided monologue/dialogue from script
– Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period)

*A virtual audition option is available for those who may be out of the area at the time of auditions. Please submit a virtual audition ONLY if you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions. With any questions, please contact Keystone Theatrics Staff at

The Music Man Virtual Audition Link –

Rehearsals will begin the week of June 9. Rehearsals will generally be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30, Saturdays from 10 AM until 1/2/3 PM, and Sundays from 12 to 3 PM. Not all performers will be called for all rehearsals, especially the first two weeks. Tech week will be on Saturday, July 6 and Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11, 2024. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances.

July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2024 at 7:30 PM
July 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal period and performance schedule before auditioning.  You must be willing to make the show a priority. Conflicts/schedule will play a large role in casting.

*Please note that productions are non-equity and no housing is provided or available.*

Stipends will be offered for all performers over the age of 18 at the time of performance. Compensation will be based on the size and requirements of the role. Specific stipend amounts will be provided in your casting offer prior to acceptance of your role(s).

Performers under the age of 18 will be offered complimentary tickets as compensation.

Performers Needed
Performers ages 10 and up are welcome to audition. Please note that roles for young performers may be doubled. Experienced or first-time performers who enjoy singing, dancing, and acting are invited to audition. Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, or body type.

Harold Hill: *The role of Harold Hill has already been cast in this production.*
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. Vocal range top: F4/Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Marian Paroo: The stuffy town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious. Vocal range top: A5/Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Paroo: Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop. Vocal range top: Eb5/Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Winthrop Paroo: Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band. Vocal top range: Eb5/Vocal range bottom: C4

Marcellus Washburn: Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down. Vocal range top: A4/Vocal range bottom: G2

Mayor Shinn: A blustery politician who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself. 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.

Charlie Cowell: A traveling salesman who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes. Tirelessly attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.

Tommy Djilas: An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.

Amaryllis: A slightly bratty piano student of Marian Paroo. Vocal top range: E5/Vocal range bottom: C4


The Quartet:

Ewart Dunlop: A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop. Vocal range top: F5/Vocal range bottom: F3

Oliver Hix: A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix. Vocal range top: F4/Vocal range bottom: B2

Jacey Squires: The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires. 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. Vocal range top: C4/Vocal range bottom: F2


“Pick-a-Little Ladies”:

Alma Hix: A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Oliver Hix.

Maud Donlop: A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Ewart Dunlop.

Ethel Toffelmier: A comical “Pick-a-Little Lady,” and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend.

Mrs. Squires: A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Jacey Squires.


Ensemble: Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen.

Swings, responsible for learning a number of tracks, ensemble and principal, able to step into roles as needed