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2019-2020 Musical Members  "The Music Man"

 

TCDSB Staff Arts Invites You!

This year TCDSB Staff Arts will be presenting the musical  "The Music Man"

 

We welcome both our veteran performers and new board staff who would like to try out their performing skills. We also need those interested in joining our production teams.

 

Come out and join the fun!

  

 

Information Evening

To find out all the details about the musical and how to audition and to meet our Director, come to our Information Evening.

 

Date: December 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Place: St. Margaret School (85 Carmichael Avenue)

 

Director: Marty Story
Music Director: Anne Bolger
Choreographer: Maria Calderone

 

Performances:
Friday May 29, 2020
Saturday  May 30, 2020

Friday June  5, 2020

Saturday June 6,  2020

Rehearsals:  will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, some Saturdays beginning late January

First Rehearsal: Possibly Jan 28 at 5:00 pm -- St. Margaret's 

 

 

Rehearsals and Commitment

Be on time, attend every rehearsal unless for good reason. ln that event, contact the Stage Manager so we can plan accordingly

Last week of May is very busy: Sun., Mon., Tues., (rehearsals)
Thurs. (dress rehearsal) Fri. Show, Sat. Show

  

Auditions:

Dates

Auditions will be held at  St. Margaret's Jan. 13, 14, 15. Callbacks Jan. 16

information form bring to audition  (Important Do Not Show Up Without IT)

For those auditioning for a part or chorus please print and bring the completed info sheet  to your audition.

 

If you are interested in production only (i.e. offstage help), please  email completed form to staff.arts@tcdsb.org
 

 

Prepare for audition

Those auditioning for leads: read brief scene, sing prepared song.

 
Those wishing general chorus role sing prepared song. Come in group of three if you have been in previous shows.
 
Everyone needs to audition for dance.
 

Please do not audition for a role that is beyond your ability.

 

Sign-up for audition by emailing Clare Moore (stage Mgr) at: Moorecba97@gmail.com​ 

 

THE MUSIC MAN By Meredith Wilson

 
Creative Vision: Music is a healer and instrument for change. Beyond River City,
all of us are affected. Watching, listening, we are transported to a place where we
can be our best and most generous selves. The artistic goal is to make a "feel
good" production ( in music, character, set design, costuming, execution of the
narrative) and in this world we need this more than ever .. a tonic for a fractured
and often ugly world. A reminder that there is beauty and salvation in a 
community and art.
 

Plot Summary

 

There's trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. The problem? Some of the town members, especially the stern librarian, Marian Paroo, don't quite buy Harold's story. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian. As All-American as apple pie and as charming as can be, The Music Man is a crowd-pleasing show.

 

Roles

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.

 
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.
 
Oiver 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 stuffy 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 (Age: 8 to 12)
A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.

Winthrop Paroo (Age: 8 to 12)
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, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen