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Friday, 05 July 2013 11:40
July 1, 2013 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Theatre Cedar Rapids will hold auditions for the upcoming musical production of The Music Man in Concert at:
  • 6pm to 9pm MONDAY July 8th       (Kids)
  • 7pm to 10pm TUESDAY July 9th   (Adults)
  • 7pm to 10pm WEDNESDAY July 10th   (Adults)
Those wishing to audition only need to attend one of the times.

With an expected chorus of 80 local singers and performers, this is a collaborative event between Theatre Cedar Rapids and Orchestra Iowa, in an evening of incredible singing with classics such as: "76 Trombones" "Shipoopi" "Goodnight My Someone" and other favorites from one of the greatest and most beloved musicals of all time.  To be performed at The Paramount Theater with Orchestra Iowa and Conducted by Maestro Timothy Hankewich September 26-29, 2013.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare music selections in advance based on the part but may be asked to sing any of the selections listed. Prerecorded accompaniment will be used for auditions; these tracks are available online at the Theatre Cedar Rapids website.

Roles and audition numbers:

 

HAROLD HILL :

  • 76 Trombones or Till There Was You

MARIAN PAROO:

  • Good night My Someone

Chorus:

  • 76 Trombones, Goodnight My Someone or Wells Fargo Wagon

AMARYLLIS

  • Wells Fargo Wagon

MARCELLUS:

  • Shapoopi verse 1 and refrain

WINTHROP:

  • Wells Fargo Wagon or Gary, Indiana

**Pick a Little" ladies, Mayor Shinn, Eulalie Shinn, Ms. Paroo etc. will all be chosen out of the CHORUS cast.

More About THE MUSIC MAN...

An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's 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 he vows to organize - this despite the fact 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. 

This award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to is quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads which have become popular standards. 

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.

Director & Music Director: Cameron Sullenberger

Choreographer: Alisabeth Von Presley

Assistant Director: Brian Glick

For more information on this show, the roles available, or to check out a script, call 319-366-8592 or go to www.theatrecr.org. All auditions will take place at Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd Street SE.

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