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The Music Man casting


Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.
Female, 40-50 yrs old
Range: D4 – D5

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.
Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: Ab2 – F4

Marcellus Washburn: Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: G2 – A4

Marian Paroo: The stiff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: G3 – A5

Mayor Shinn: A blustery politician who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.
Male, 50-60 yrs old
Speaking Role

Mrs. Paroo: Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.
Female, 45-60 yrs old
Range: Ab3 – Eb5

Tommy Djilas: An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
Male, 15-20 yrs old
Speaking/Dancing Role

Zaneeta Shinn: Age 14-18. Good actress, excellent dancer, singer. Love interest to Tommy.
Must attend the dance call.

Winthrop Paroo: Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.
Male, 8-12 yrs old
Range: C4 – Eb5


Members of the School Board (double as Four Travelling Salesmen for the
opening train sequence): All ages; four opinionated guys who happen to
make a great Barbershop Quartet.
Pick-a-Little Ladies (Mrs. Squires, Maud, Alma and Ethel): All ages; Town gossips.
Charlie Cowell: Anvil salesman with a chip on his shoulder.
Constable Locke: The town sheriff.
Amaryllis: 8 – 10; Winthrop’s playmate; dreamy-eyed and bright.
Gracie Shinn: 8 – 11; The Shinn’s youngest daughter.
Townspersons of all types and characters.