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Calling Singers, Dancers & Actors Grades 4th and up + Adults


In-Person Auditions: Sunday, July 11 | 2-5pm (in person auditions have passed, see virtual auditon details below)

Virtual Auditions:  July 11 – August 4

Callbacks: Sunday, August 8 | 4-7:30pm

Cast List Up: Friday, August 13

Rehearsals:  Sept 9- Oct 14

Performances: Fri, Oct 15 at 7pm & Sat, Oct 16 at 2pm & 7pm


Show or audition questions? email Elizabeth Sullivan at


-To audition, prepare 16 bars of a Broadway or pop song.

-Record your song on a device and submit at the link below.

-Dance auditions will occur at callbacks on Sunday, August 8

-Fill out this audition form & submit your virtual audition here:



In partnership with the Lawrence City Band, the Lawrence Arts Center presents The Music Man, Concert Version with a full 17-piece orchestra. Enjoy this classic production, performed by a full cast of students, community members, and professionals. This special concert version centers on familiar show tunes with lots of heart. Don’t miss a production that celebrates our beloved Lawrence City Band in our own very River City.


Enrollment is required for cast members ages 18 and under. The enrollment fee is $110.  Financial Aid is available to those who need assistance.  Please contact Elizabeth if you have questions or need help with paperwork:



Rehearsals will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center and South Park.  Masks will be required at rehearsals. Rehearsals will be held Sunday afternoons, and Monday through Thursday evenings.



We plan to perform on the main stage at the Lawrence Arts Center.



 Click here for Health & Safety Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE: As health and safety guidelines change and evolve, rehearsal and performance locations may also change and evolve.
***Due to the age range of some of the children in this production, we strongly encourage those who audition to be vaccinated. 




Tommy Djilas

An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.  Age: 13 to 20


A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo. Age: 7 to 14 (Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: C4)

Winthrop Paroo

Marian’s baby brother, who is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band. Age: 6 to 12 (Vocal range top: Eb5, Vocal range bottom: C4)

Zaneeta Shinn

The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter, who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times. Age: 12 to 18


River City Youth, Singers, Dancers, Actors



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.  (Vocal range top: F4  Vocal range bottom: Ab2)

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.


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

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)

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)

Marian Paroo

The stuff 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: Bb5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3)

Eulalie Mckecknie 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)

Alma Hix

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

Maud Dunlop

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.


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


July 11 @ 2:00 pm
August 4 @ 5:00 pm
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