Auditions for the Spartanburg Little Theatre’s The Music Man

February 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm

The Spartanburg Little Theatre announces open auditions for its May musical The Music Man on Sunday, Feb. 22, and Monday, Feb. 23, at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.

Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. will be auditions for children and preteens. Sunday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. will be auditions for teens and adults.

The musical has singing and dancing roles for adults, teens and children. There is a detailed casting breakdown posted at www.spartanburglittletheatre.com that all actors should read prior to auditions.  Certain roles require previous musical theatre experience and a dance background.

Please prepare at least 16 bars of a musical theatre style song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided and you must sing with accompaniment.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition, which will take place after the vocal auditions. Anyone auditioning for a major role or the dance ensemble is strongly encouraged to participate in the dance audition.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out any necessary paperwork.  You may also download your audition form from www.spartanburglittletheatre.com and fill it out before you arrive.

Show synopsis:  When fast-talking Harold Hill comes marching into town, you know there’s going to be trouble right here in River City.  With his big talk of brass bands, the only person in town who doesn’t buy into his conman charm is the sadder-but-wiser town librarian, Marian.  With its quirky characters and unexpected situations, the award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic The Music Man is an all-American institution, charming audiences of all ages with its one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets, and sentimental ballads.  This wonderful slice of Americana will leave your entire family humming such familiar tunes as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Gary, Indiana,” and “’Till There Was You.” Funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.

For more information, please call (864) 585-8278 or email director Jay Coffman at jcoffman@spartanarts.org.