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Open Auditions

The Kelsey Theatre invites you to . . .
OPEN AUDITIONS -

Anyone can audition, you do not have to be a student at MCCC.

NOTE: Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College Campus unless otherwise stated. Check the Kelsey Theatre for room location signs.

All performances will be held at Kelsey Theatre, located on the West Windsor Campus of Mercer County Community College 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550 unless otherwise stated.

KELSEY THEATRE AUDITION HOTLINE - (609) 570-3582

Sign up to receive audition notification via Email -
http://kronos.mccc.edu/mailman/listinfo/kelsey-auditions

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YARDLEY PLAYERS AUDITION NOTICE FOR

THE MUSIC MAN

 DIRECTOR:  MARGE SWIDER

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:  PAT MASTERSON

CHOREOGRAPHER:  LAURA MUREY GHAFFOOR

 

PLACE OF AUDITIONS:

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1200 OLD TRENTON ROAD, WEST WINDSOR, N. J. 08550

 

DATES OF AUDITIONS:

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1

AND

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015

FROM 1pm TO 5pm

 

Due to the fact that we may have a lot of snowfall this winter, we have alternate dates for auditions if we get snowed out on Feb. 1 and Feb. 8.  The alternate dates are Feb. 14 and 15.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITIONS:

DOWNLOAD AUDITION FORM FROM WEBSITE:  YARDLEYPLAYERS.COM.

BRING A RECENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF AND A RESUME.

WEAR DANCE OR COMFORTABLE SHOES FOR DANCE AUDITION.

PREPARE A SONG FROM THE SHOW ACCORDING TO THE LIST BELOW.

 

To avoid having people wait for a long time to audition APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. 

APPOINTMENTS & QUESTIONS:

PLEASE CALL MARGE SWIDER AT 215-968-1904

REHEARSALS ARE ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS FROM 7-10

AND SUNDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 2-6 AT MCCC.

**DURING THE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO OPENING, ALL CAST MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO BE AT REHEARSALS ON SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY AND AT ALL PERFORMANCES.

 

ROLES AVAILABLE:

Harold Hill (Baritone, 25-45)  Lead with singing and dancing and great acting skills. A con artist and salesman with a strong, persuasive, likable personality.

Marcellus Washburn (Tenor, 25-45) Singing and dancing and strong acting skills. Harold's chummy friend who knows of Harold's con games.

Winthrop Paroo (Alto, 8-12) Marian's shy brother who has a lisp but later develops into an outspoken personality with solo singing and dancing and acting.

Quartet (Tenor I, Tenor II, Baritone, Bass, 25-60) Strong singing harmony parts, and  lines, part of the town council.

Charlie Cowell (35-60)  Anvil Salesman who tries to trip up and expose Harold's con.

Ensemble singing on train "Rock Island", good acting skills.

Mayor Shinn (40-60) Blustery politician with good comedic timing, no singing or dancing.

Tommy Djilas (15-19) Zaneeta's boyfriend, town's bad boy with lines and ensemble singing.

Salesmen (25-60) Perform  rhythmic opening song "Rock Island" and ensemble songs.

Conductor (25+) Opening lines on train.  Ensemble singing.

Constable (30+) Quiet, wise man who sees through Harold Hill. Lines, Ensemble role.

Marian Paroo (Strong soprano, 25-35) Lead with singing and dancing and strong acting skills. A stiff uptight librarian who changes as she falls for Harold Hill.

Mrs. Paroo (Mezzo, 45-65) Irish accent, Marian's mother who stands up for what she believes. Lines and song "If You Don't Mind My Saying So" along with ensemble songs.  Good acting skills.

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn (Alto, 40-55) Mayor's peacock wife with great comedic timing.

Pick-a Little Ladies (30-60) Strong singers, Eulalie's gossipy friends.

Gracie Shinn (12-14) Mayor Shinn's daughter with a few lines and a few solo singing lines.

Zaneeta Shinn (14-18) Strong dancer, a little daffy, Mayor's daughter who likes Tommy Djilas. Good acting skills.

 Amaryllis (Alto, 8-11) **The role of Amaryllis has been cast.

LARGE ENSEMBLE OF ADULTS, TEENS, AND CHILDREN AGES 8 AND ABOVE FOR SINGING, DANCING, AND SOME WHO MAY PLAY INSTRUMENTS IN HAROLD HILL'S BAND.

 

SONGS TO PREPARE:

Harold Hill-"Trouble"  or "Marian"

Marcellus-"Shipoopi"

Winthrop-"Gary Indiana" or "Wells Fargo Wagon"

Marian Paroo-"Goodnight My Someone" or "My White Knight"

 

Quartet may try "Lida Rose" or any song from the show.

Pick-a Little ladies may try "Pick-a Little" or any song from the show.

 

All others can choose any song from this show.

Suggested: "Wells Fargo Wagon" or "76 Trombones"

PLACE OF SHOWS: 

KELSEY THEATRE, MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DATES OF SHOWS: 

FRIDAY, MAY 8 & MAY 15 AT 8pm

SATURDAY, MAY 9 & MAY 16 AT 2pm AND 8pm

SUNDAY, MAY 10 & MAY 17 AT 2pm

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