MAIN STAGE AUDITIONS

 

 

The Music Man

THE MUSIC MAN

March 30 & 31, 2015

by Meredith Willson

Directed by Eve Roberts
Musical Direction by Richard Gwozdz
Choreography by
Stage Management by Cassondra Plybon

 

AUDITIONS

Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 7pm – 10pm. Auditioners need only make one appointment for one of the available days. Audition appointments can be made by emailing auditions@artisanct.com or calling the Artisan Box Office at 817-284-1200. Auditions will be held at the Artisan Annex at 404 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053 (the former Belaire Movie Theater lobby)

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

Come prepared to dance and also sing 32 bars in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided.
CALLBACKS are Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Those who the Director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to 4 hours. For more information please refer to Artisan audition information at http://artisanct.com/auditions

 

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals begin the week after auditions and are generally Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7-10pm and Saturdays late morning to early afternoon. Rehearsals are in the Artisan Annex at 404 East Pipeline Road.

 

PERFORMANCES

Performances are held at Artisan Center Theater, 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights with Saturday matinees from May 22 – July 3, 2015

 

ABOUT THE MUSIC MAN

THE MUSIC MAN is a classic, flag-waving, feel-good, American musical comedy, with a refreshing subtext – footloose con man sets out to fleece a fictional Iowa town during the early days of the twentieth century, but instead learns a lesson in moral responsibility from the town’s comely librarian. This “All American Musical Favorite” features songs such as 76 Trombones, You Got Trouble, Goodnight My Someone, Till There Was You, The Wells Fargo Wagon, and many others. What a wonderful lead in to the 4th of July!!!!

 

CHARACTER LIST (may be double cast):

HAROLD HILL – A charming con man – leading man; baritone: A flat – High F
MARIAN PAROO – haughty/beautiful town librarian/piano teacher – leading lady; Soprano: Low G – High A
MRS. PAROO – Marian’s traditional Irish mother; Mezzo-Soprano: A flat – E flat
WINTHROP PAROO – Marian’s lisping baby brother; Alto: C – E flat
CHARLIE COWELL – a rival traveling salesman
CONDUCTOR
MAYOR SHINN – A blustery politician; non singing
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN – Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife; Alto: D – D
ZANEETA SHINN – the mayor’s oldest daughter who has a crush on Tommy (intense dancing)
THE QUARTET – Ewart Dunlop, Oliver Hix, Jacey Squires, Olin Britt (A barbershop quartet) – four judgmental school board members (sing barbershop quartet style)
MARCELLUS WASHBURN – Harold’s comic sidekick – supporting; Tenor: G – High A
TOMMY DJILAS – the town’s juvenile delinquent who has a crush on Zaneeta (intense dancing)
AMARYLLIS – Marian’s young piano student; Alto: C – E
GRACIE SHINN
ALMA HIX – Gossipy wife of a Quartet member
MAUD DUNLOP – Gossipy Wife of a Quartet member
MRS. SQUIRES – Gossipy Wife of a Quartet member
ETHEL TOFFELMIER – The “pianola” girl
CONSTABLE LOCKE, RIVER CITY PARENTS, RIVERCITY KIDS, DANCERS, CHORUS

 

Guys and Dolls

GUYS AND DOLLS

June 1 & 2, 2015

Directed by John Wilkerson

 

The Secret Garden

THE SECRET GARDEN

July 20 & 21, 2015

Directed by Joe Sturgeon

 

Arsenic and Old Lace

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

September 7 & 8, 2015

Directed by Steven Lindsay

 

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

WHITE CHRISTMAS

September 21 & 22, 2015

Directed by John Wilkerson

 

ABOUT THE THEATER:

Artisan Center Theater is a 196 seat theater-in-the-round located at 444 East Pipeline in Hurst, Texas.  Artisan produces 9 main stage shows (family friendly dramas, comedies, and musicals) and 9 children’s shows a year. Artisan was recently named Best Theatre Group by Dallas A-List Voters and is entering its 13th season as one of the top community theaters in the country.  More information can be found at www.ArtisanCT.com