MUSIC MAN JR
MUSIC MAN JR.
Duration: 60 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Credit
 
Book by Meredith Willson
 
Music & Lyrics by Meredith Willson
 
Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Fraklin Lacey
 
 
Overview/Synopsis
 
Based on Meredith Wilson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man JR. features some of musical theatre's most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth, and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man JR. is family entertainment at its best - a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!
 
Master showman Harold Hill is in town, and he's got "seventy-six trombones" in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story 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 he vows to organize. The catch? 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, whose belief in Harold's power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.
 
The Music Man JR. is the perfect vehicle for your young cast, a toe-tapping crowd-pleaser featuring a soaring soprano ingénue part and a leading role for a charismatic actor, as well as plenty of roles for kids of every level.
SCENE ONE

Rock Island
[Salesmen, Newspaper Readers, Charlie]

SCENE TWO

Iowa Stubborn
[Townspeople, Farmer, Farmer's Wife]

Ya Got Trouble
[Harold, Townspeople]

SCENE FOUR

Piano Lesson / If You Don't Mind My Saying So
[Marian,
Harold Hill
Harold Hill is a great role for a young person to play. Select a boy with charisma and charm, who is comfortable on stage. He should be a great actor, an average singer, and an average mover. You'll also want to cast a boy with a changed voice. For your sanity, make sure you cast someone who memorizes lines easily and has a good sense of musical rhythm. Your Harold should look good with your Marian and the two together should exude a spark of excitement.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Marian Paroo
The role of Marian is a different twist on the traditional leading lady. The character progresses greatly during the show, starting as an uptight librarian and transforming into a beautiful and trusting young woman. Your Marian must have an amazing voice, be an excellent actor, and be able to move well. She must also have an air of confidence that draws Harold and your audience to her. She will also need to be comfortable kissing two boys-Harold and Charlie Cowell, which requires a certain amount of emotional maturity. Finally, take some time during auditions to try different pairs of

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(ShowKit™ Includes: Production Guide, Director's Guide, P/V Vocal Score, 30 Actor Scripts, 2 Rehearsal CDs, 2 Accompaniment CDs, Media Disc, Choreographic DVD, Cross-curricular Guide, 30 Family Matters Booklets)
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