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The Music Man 
by: Meredith Willson
Directed by: Kerry Goff

Music Directed by: Amy Twilley
Choregraphed by: Ashleigh Goff 

AUDition notice

March 20th and 21st, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. 

Auditions for the Heindl Center for the Performing Arts Summer Musical, The Music Man are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 20th and 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Heindl Center for the Performing Arts located at 315 Northwest Drive in Senatobia. 

The role of Harold Hill will be played by Kerry Goff. All other roles are available for auditions. Attendance to both nights of auditions is not mandatory. Please prepare one musical theater song that best showcases your vocal talent and is no more than 32 measures in length. Please have your audition piece memorized. An accompanist, CD player, and the ability to play mp3 tracks will be available. Please be prepared to sing with an accompanist or a backing track. Please, no a cappella auditions. If you are only interested in a chorus role, there will be a brief group audition using one of the chorus songs from The Music Man. Those seeking a principle role must sing a prepared solo musical selection. There will also be a brief dance/movement audition and cold readings from the script directly after the singing auditions. The Heindl Center is looking to cast around 40 performers for their first summer musical including children ages 5 and up. If cast, attendance to Tech Week rehearsals for The Music Man, June 25th – July 2nd is mandatory, as well as attendance at all performances. Performance dates are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday June 29th – July 2nd (4 performances). If you have any questions, please email Director, Kerry Goff at  

Funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

*Ages listed for roles are nothing more than a suggestion from the publishing company. Please do not let age ranges deter you from auditioning for a role you are interested in.*

Who can audition?
Anyone! Our summer musical is for local and regional participation and we welcome everyone to come be a part of our production. 


Will any roles be precast? 
All precast roles and all available roles will be announced before auditions take place. 

When are auditions?
Auditions are generally in late winter or early spring before the summer musical. Depending on the show, this can vary. Specific dates will be announced after the new year. 

Where and when will the cast be announced?
The cast list will be emailed out to all of those that auditioned; the list will be distributed within 1 week of the audition date.


What should I prepare for auditions?
Musical auditions are comprised of three different sections - a vocal audition, a dance/movement exercise, and cold readings from the script.  

For a musical, you will need to prepare roughly 30 seconds – to 1 minute, or 16 – 32 bars of a musical theatre selection that best showcases your voice. An accompanist will be present if you have sheet music, or we will have a speaker available if you are using a pre-recorded track. The production choreographer will be present to teach a simple dance combination. 


What if I don’t get cast?
Please don’t be discouraged. We have all been there, and we know how it feels. Unfortunately, there are only so many parts in each show and, though we’d like to, we can’t cast everyone. Ask us about ways you can still be involved in the production. We are always looking for volunteers to help with painting, lighting, sound, costumes, backstage crew, and other vital roles to help our productions get on their feet. 


What is the rehearsal schedule?
Rehearsal schedules can vary depending on what works best for the director and cast. Typically, rehearsals take place Monday – Friday in the evenings; usually beginning at 7:00pm. Depending on the role you are cast in, you may not be required to attend every rehearsal.  Technical rehearsals are held the week leading up to opening night. Tech rehearsals are mandatory for all cast and crew of a show, and will normally run later than other rehearsals.