Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra -The Music Man – Concert Musical – Auditions
Open Singer Call (non-union)
April 6, 2019, 10am-12pm
12777 Queensbury Lane
Houston, TX 77024
(Parking is validated inside the theatre for parking in the adjacent garage.)
Please bring a headshot and bio and a 16 bar cut of music. Accompanist will be provided at the audition. No recordings or a cappella singing.
Please email msingletary@queensburytheatre.
org with questions.
Rehearsals for principals begin the week of April 29, 2019, evenings, and will be held at Queensbury Theatre
Sunday May 19, 2019 @ 2:00PM
10505 Cash Road
For the season finale, FBSO will be doing a concert musical for the very first time. Concert musicals have found success at every major orchestra in the country. The Music Man is about a grifter that decides to risk everything in his life to stay in the place he calls home.
Directors: Marley Singletary and Audrey Morabito
Music Director: Michael Mertz
Conductor: Dominique Røyem
MARCELLUS WASHBURN: (Tenor, G to High A) Former con man and friend to
Harold Hill who now lives in River City; becomes fast friends with Harold again and
helps him learn about the town, tries to help Harold get out of town after the con; his is a comic role.
MAYOR GEORGE SHINN: (Non-Singing or Chorus Only) The Mayor of River City, self-important, blustery, pompous, not terribly intelligent. Gets lots of things wrong! Listens to his wife. Protective of daughter, Zaneeta, whom he thinks is dating the wrong boy in town. Takes himself seriously, but comes across funny.
OLIN BRITT: (Bass) Editor of the Gazette, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, a bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and learns not only to sing in harmony, but to behave in harmony.
OLIVER HIX: (Baritone) Banker, Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united by the others by Harold Hill and begins to sing and act in harmony with them. Married to Alma.
JACEY SQUIRES: (High Tenor) Owner of the livery stable, Member of the School
Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Mrs. Squires.
EWART DUNLOP: (Second Tenor) Owner of the General Store, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Maud Dunlop.
CHARLIE COWELL: A rival traveling salesman, first seen on the train at the start of
the show, he returns to town to warn them about Harold and hopefully make himself a hero and earn sales himself.
CONSTABLE LOCKE: The town Sheriff. Sings the Chorus Numbers
MARIAN PAROO: (Soprano, Low G to High A) Daughter to Mrs. Paroo and sister to Winthrop, she is the librarian and piano teacher in town. She is very learned and defends the “questionable” books that are in the library.
MRS. PAROO: (Mezzo Soprano A Flat to E Flat) Widowed Irish mother to Marian and Winthrop, she speaks with an Irish accent. She is a sweet, cheerful homemaker who wants the best for everyone. She gives Marian a lot of advice about how to find a man, and dotes on Winthrop. She falls for Harold’s con. Always keeps her hands busy.
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: (Alto, D to D) Mayor Shinn’s wife, she is
definitely a society lady, knows everyone in town, struts about like a peacock and is somewhat snooty. A Member of every auxiliary organization in town, she has some strange ideas and doesn’t think she looks as ridiculous as she really is. Keeps her husband in line.
ETHEL TOFFELMIER: She is jolly and friendly, and plays the player piano.
ALMA HIX: The wife of Oliver Hix, she is a gossipy friend of Eulalie and the other “Pickalittle” women.
MAUD DUNLOP: The wife of Ewart Dunlop, and another of Eulalie’s gossipy friends
who are the “Pickalittle” women and perform in Grecian Urn. Sings: “Pickalittle,” “It’s You,” and Chorus Numbers.
MRS. SQUIRES: The wife of Jacey Squires, she is also one of Eulalie’s gossipy friends who are the main “Pickalittle” women.