Auditions & Casting

Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 6:00pm

Open auditions will be held February 27 & 28. Auditionees only need to be present at one audition night. Students aged 10-15 auditions are at 6-8pm. Individuals aged 16 and over will audition at 7-9pm. Auditions will be held at Market House Theatre’s Main Theatre (141 Kentucky Ave.) No experience or material preparation (i.e a monologue or a song) is required!

Auditionees will learn a cut of music from the show at the audition and will be asked to read scenes from the script. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes as you will learn a short dance combination.

Perusal scripts are available from the MHT Box Office located at 132 Market House Square. Perusal scripts require a $10 deposit which will be refunded once the script is returned. Checking out a perusal script is not required to audition.

Click here to get the Music Man Audition Packet

Charlie Cowell A traveling salesmen who is on to Harold Hill's schemes. Tirelessy attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.
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.
Mayor Shinn  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.
Oliver Hix  A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix.
Jacey Squires  The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires.
Olin Britt  A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill.
Marcellus Washburn  Harold's chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.
Tommy Djilas  An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
Marian Paroo  The stuff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.
Mrs. Paroo  Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.
Amaryllis  A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.
Winthrop Paroo  Marian's baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn Mayor Shinn's peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.
Zaneeta Shinn  The Mayor's fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times.
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.
Ensemble  Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen

If you have and questions or concerns, please reach out to Barbara Rees, Director, at or call our Box Office at (270) 444-6828.

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences