Mainstage Musical
Directed by Dr. Michael O’Hara
Music Directed by Dr. Andrew Crow

*UPDATE: Muncie Civic Theatre is planning an  outdoor summer evening performance of The Music Man in early August.  Please submit video auditions by June 8th at 9pm. (Possible appointment based call-backs on June 10th or 11th.)

Scripts will be distributed, and rehearsals will begin on Zoom. The company will meet outdoors, and follow social distancing guidelines after the 4th of July.

These safety protocols will be carried into the concept for the show and through the performance.  The director will be looking to cast 20 – 25 people of a variety of ages.  Families are encouraged to audition.

Please send any questions about the process to Laura@munciecivic.org


How to audition:

  1. Fill out an audition form. 
  2. Watch the teaching videos below and follow along with the linked music.
  3. When ready, begin your recording by stating your name and your preferred role. Use the accompaniment tracks to sing along.
  4. Upload your videos to the linked dropbox. https://www.dropbox.com/request/afNSN9miMPszULH3cNJQ



General Adult Audition (click the links to see the sheet music, tutorials, and accompaniment) 

Iowa Stubborn Sheet Music

Iowa Stubborn Tutorial #1

Iowa Stubborn Tutorial with Parts : Alto, Soprano, Tenor, Bass

Iowa Stubborn Accompaniment


**Children and youth (< 18 years) may audition in one of three ways.  All children/youth should learn “Iowa Stubborn Tutorial #1” above and submit that.  Children who wish to be considered for the roles of Amaryllis or Winthrop should also submit those materials below.  Youth 13-17 who do not wish to be considered for Amaryllis or Winthrop may choose to also complete the part-specific portion of Iowa Stubborn (but that is not required)


Role Specific Audition (click the links to see the sheet music, tutorials, and accompaniment)



Harold Hill Music 

Harold Tutorial

Harold Accompaniment 



Marian Music

Marian Tutorial

Marian Accompaniment 



Marcellus Music

Marcellus Tutorial

Marcellus Accompaniment 



 Mrs. Paroo and Townswomen Music





Amaryllis music

Amaryllis Tutorial

Amaryllis Accompaniment



Winthrop music

Winthrop Tutorial

Winthrop Accompaniment

Character Breakdown

Charlie Cowell (Male, 25-45) A traveling salesmen who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes. Tirelessy attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.

Harold Hill (Male, 25-40) 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.

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

Ewart Dunlop A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop.

Oliver Hix A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix.

Jacey Squires The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires.

Olin Britt A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill.

Marcellus Washburn (Male 30-40) Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.

Tommy Djilas (Male, 15-20) An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.

Marian Paroo (Female 25-35) The stuff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.

Mrs. Paroo (Female, 45-65) Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.

Amaryllis (Female 8-13) A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.

Winthrop Paroo (Male 7-12) Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn (Female 50-60) Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.

Zaneeta Shinn (Female, 14-18) The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times.

Alma Hix A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Oliver Hix.

Maud Dunlop A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Ewart Dunlop.

Ethel Toffelmier A comical “Pick-a-Little Lady,” and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend.

Mrs. Squires A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Jacey Squires.

Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen

Auditions are held at Muncie Civic Theatre located 216 E. Main St, Downtown Muncie, Ind. unless otherwise noted above.

How to Prepare:

  • You will be asked to read from the script. Non-musical productions will either provide sides from the script or ask you to prepare a monologue, do not prepare anything unless it is stated. 
  • For musicals you will be audition with music from the show usually posted online 2 weeks prior to show. Do not prepare anything else unless it is stated to do so.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. We encourage you to look your best, but also come prepared for some dance or movement exercises for bigger dance musical auditions (not all shows have dance portions).
  • Call Backs will be scheduled for later in the afternoon or the next day. Using the email address you will provide in your audition form or with a physical posted list, we will contact you for your callback. Just because you’re not on the callback list does not mean you are not in the show.
  • Character Breakdowns are listed above for each show. There is some flexibility in requirements within reason (such as age) and some are non-negotiable, so please plan accordingly. You have the ability to indicate which role you are interested in on your audition form, along with whether or not you would accept an ensemble role. Please be honest in your willingness to participate, as this helps the casting process go more smoothly.
  •  Get your calendar out – you need to share your rehearsal conflicts. Every rehearsal is important and while every actor may not be called in for every rehearsal, when you are needed, you are needed! The fewer you have the better, but above all, be honest when filling out the audition form and listing any conflicts you might have.

Rehearsals: Typically Sunday – Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, beginning the week after auditions.

Performances: Main Stage Shows run for three weekends (Studio 2 weekends) including a week of technical rehearsals prior. You must be available for all of the show/tech dates.

Cast Lists: Anyone who has signed up to audition will receive an email notice the first business day after auditions with the full cast list.

If you have any questions, please email us at tickets@munciecivic.org