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  3. In person at Newtown Theatre box office

You can also reserve tickets by calling 215-860-7058 or e-mailing tickets@newtownartscompany.com.

 

Venue

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are performed at

Newtown Theatre

120 N. State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

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The Music Man

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson | Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

Meredith Willson’s affectionate musical tribute to small-town life of a bygone era follows the exploits of a fast-talking salesman and con artist who arrives in River City, Iowa, in 1912. Planning to set up a boy’s band and abscond with the money raised for musical instruments, he is undone by a local librarian and music teacher. Marian pegs Harold Hill as a fraud until he enthusiastically comes through for the boys and the town, winning her affections. Wickedly funny and romantic with quirky characters and a nostalgic yet rousing musical score, The Music Man is a must-see tour de force!

Directed by Kristin Kauffman

Musical Direction by Susan den Outer

Performances

August 9 to 15, 2012

Thursday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets

$20 Rear Reserved
$23 Front Reserved
Row I with extra legroom available for additional accommodation fee

Purchase tickets online or reserve tickets by phone 215-860-7058 or e-mail tickets@newtownartscompany.com.

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Auditions

Newtown Arts Company is casting The Music Man, book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, at open auditions on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with callbacks on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performances will be at the historic Newtown Theatre August 9 to 15. Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a Classic Broadway song written before 1970. Selections from the show are welcome. Please bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. No CDs. Director is seeking 20 to 30 actors. Casting all roles. Singing and dancing at audition, reading at callbacks. Heavy dance in show, but a small specialized dance chorus may be used. Please bring proper dance attire. Check back for audition location.

Character Breakdown
ALMA HIX Gossipy wife of a Quartet member
AMARYLLIS Marian's young piano student; C - E; Alto
CHARLIE COWELL A rival salesman
CONDUCTOR
CONSTABLE LOCK
ETHEL TOFFELMIER The "pianola" girl
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN Mayor Shinn's peacock wife; D - D; Alto
GRACIE SHINN
HAROLD HILL A dynamic con man; A flat - High F; Baritone
MARCELLUS WASHBURN Harold's chummy friend; G - High A; Tenor
MARIAN PAROO Stuffy, "stuck-up" town librarian and music teacher; Low G - High A; Soprano
MAUD DUNLOP Gossipy wife of a Quartet member
MAYOR SHINN A blustery politician; Non-singing
MRS. PAROO Marian's Irish mom; A flat - E flat; Mezzo-Soprano
MRS. SQUIRES Gossipy wife of a Quartet member
NEWSPAPER READERS
RIVER CITY KIDS
RIVER CITY TOWNSPEOPLE
THE QUARTET Four judgemental school board members: EWART DUNLOP, OLIVER HIX, JACEY SQUIRES, OLIN BRITT
TOMMY DJILAS The town "bad" boy
TRAVELING SALESMEN
WINTHROP PAROO Marian's lisping baby brother; C - E flat; Alto
ZANEETA SHINN The mayor's daffy daughter