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The Music Man - Synopsis

There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. The problem? Some of the town members, especially the stern librarian, Marian Paroo, don’t quite buy Harold’s story.


As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian. As All-American as apple pie and as charming as can be. 

We will be staging The Music Man on 29th & 30th of November & 1st December 2018

Adult Singing Roles

If you are auditioning to be a member of the chorus you will be asked to sing one verse of a song.  See audition songs below.

If you are auditioning for a principal role, you will be provided with a short piece of script to read & you will be asked to sing one song. See audition pieces below.

Members of the Chorus

These are the small town folks who are proud of their town.  They are men & women of all ages, sizes and appearance. 

Audition Song(s): "Seventy-Six Trombones" - Audition Song 1

Prof. Harold Hill (The Music Man)

A smooth talking con man and traveling salesman with plenty of charm, comes to River City, Iowa, and creates a hysteria about the "trouble" of the new pool table in town in order to sell band instruments and uniforms. His main ambition, besides fleecing the good citizens of their cash, becomes trying to win over the local librarian, with whom he eventually falls in love.

Audition Song(s): "Seventy-Six Trombones" - Audition Song 1 & "The Sadder But Wiser Girl For Me" - Audition Song 2

Marian Paroo

A sometimes stuffy librarian and piano teacher, Marian sees through Harold's charade and sets out to expose him as a fraud, but inevitably falls for him.

Audition Song(s): "Goodnight My Someone" - Audition Song 3 & "Till There Was You" - Audition Song 4

Mrs. Paroo

Widowed mother to Marian. 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 & she falls for Harold’s con.

Audition Song(s): "Piano Lessons/If You Don't Mind Me Saying So" - Audition Song 5

Marcellus Washburn

Former con man and friend to Harold Hill who now lives in River City. He is a comical character. He helps Harold in learning about the town, in setting up the con and in trying to help him get out of town before they figure it all out.

Audition Song(s): "Shipoopi" - Audtion Song 6

Charlie Cowell

A rival travelling anvil salesman. First seen on train at the start of the show. He returns to town to warn them about Harold and hopefully, make himself a hero and thus earn sales himself.

Audition Song(s): "Seventy-Six Trombones" - Audtion Song 1

Adult Non-Singing Roles

Mayor Shinn

The Mayor of River City. Somewhat blustery, pompous, not terribly intelligent. Gets a lot of things wrong! Listens to wife. Protective of daughter, Zaneeta, who he thinks is dating the wrong boy in town. Stereotype small-town politician.


Town policeman. Always ready to do as instructed.

Tommy Djilas

A teenager from the “wrong side of town” who starts out as a trouble maker, but falls for Zaneeta, the Mayor’s daughter, and encouraged by Harold, begins dating her secretly.

Zaneeta Shinn

Mayor Shinn & Eulalie’s daffy teenage daughter, she has a crush on the town “bad boy” Tommy. She is not rebellious, but is learning to stand up for herself.   Sweet and outgoing.

Children*/Teen Roles*

Members of the Teen Chorus

These are the small town folks who are proud of their town.

Audition Song(s): "Seventy-Six Trombones" - Audition Song 1

*Teenagers (Boys & Girls) from Transition Year up to and including 6th Year

Winthrop Paroo - Principal Singing Role

Marian’s lisping little brother. Cute as a button. Does not talk because he misses his deceased father. Learns to trust again and is a chatterbox by the end of the show.

Audition Song(s): "The Wells Fargo Wagon" - Audition Song 7 & "Gary Indiana" - Audition Song 8

*This role is for a boy aged between 10 & 13 years - It is an acting & singing role & Winthrop speaks with a slight lisp

Amaryllis - Principal Non-Singing Role

Young piano student of Marian. Likes Winthrop

*This role is for a girl aged between 10 & 13 years - It is a Non-Singing Role

Audition Pieces - Dialogue

Audition Pieces - Songs

Check out the Broadway Cast recordings on both Spotify & Youtube for some inspiration!

We will be staging The Music Man on 29th & 30th of November & 1st December 2018

If you require any further information on auditions, audition pieces etc please do not hesitate to contact us @ castlebarmds@gmail.com

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The Music Man - dates tbc


The Music Man

28th, 29th & 30th November & 1st December 2018

The Music Man Auditions

Adult Auditions





Tuesday 28th August


GMIT Campus, Castlebar

Adult Auditions





Wednesday 29th August


GMIT Campus, Castlebar

Child/Teen Auditions

Principals & Chorus




Tuesday 4th September


GMIT Campus, Castlebar

Christmas Carol Singing

CMDS will be singing Christmas carols in Horkan's Garden Centre, Castlebar

Saturday 15th of December 2018

1:00 - 2:30pm


Christmas Carol Singing

CMDS will be singing Christmas carols in Horkan's Garden Centre, Castlebar

Saturday 15th of December 2018

1:00 - 2:30pm


Audition Announcement

Castlebar Musical & Dramatic Society will be holding auditions for the hilarious and touching play ‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling. 




Wednesday 20th March 2019


TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar

CMDS are delighted to announce our 2020 show


Keep an eye on our Facebook page for audition details!


Maureen Hanlon
Vivienne Lee
Maura Murphy
Stephanie Cassol
Liz Parsons

Donna Ruane

AGM - Information Night

Where - Tennis Club, Castlebar

When - Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 8pm


Our Production Team will be there on the evening to give an overview of everything ‘Annie’ has to offer to young and old!! Lively and catchy adult chorus numbers, multiple speaking roles, beautiful songs and of course the classic story that we all love so well!

If this is your first time thinking about joining a musical society and want to know how it all works, or if you’re nervous about auditioning for the first time-COME ALONG and meet the production team and other #CMDS members! There’s nothing to be scared of and we guarantee you’ll be delighted you gave it a go!! For all our seasoned #CMDS performers, come along for a great get together and let’s build the excitement for a fantastic musical season ahead!!

If you are interested in joining the CMDS committee please forward your name to our secretary, Sarah, before the 24th of September! Private message us on Facebook for contact details!

Annie - Auditions

Tuesday 8th October 2019



5-6pm - Childern - REGISTRATION FULL

6:30-7:30pm - Adult Chorus

GMIT Campus, Castlebar

*Adult principal audition time-slots will be allocated when you contact CMDS for an audition pack*

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