Roundtown Players is excited to announce the first show of its 2018-2019 season, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.  Written in 1957,  the Music Man includes familiar tunes such as Seventy-Six Trombones, Ya Got Trouble, Good Night My Someone, Shipoopi, and many more.  This family-friendly musical will require cast members of all ages as well as orchestra members, set painters, and anyone else who is interested in joining our theatre.

We would also like to thank The Savings Bank of Circleville and     JM Printing and Graphics  and The Scioto Post for being official show sponsors.


Audition Information for  Roundtown Players production of

“The Music Man”

Audition Dates and Times

Thursday, May 17th 6-8:30 pm

Saturday, May 19th, 11-2:00 pm

Callbacks (if needed) on May 21 at 6:30 pm

Audition Location:  (Note that it is NOT in the theatre space) 

YMCA Creative Arts Center

165 E. Main St. Circleville (Pickaway St. entrance)

Performance Dates

July 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm and July 22 and 29 at 2:30pm


Audition Steps:

1) You will be asked to fill out an audition form. You may attach a resume if you wish, it is not required. Please bring a calendar that includes conflicts.

2) You will be asked to sing a prepared song.  You can choose your own song (something Rogers and Hammerstein or from The Music Man era would be appropriate) or sing of the following songs from the show:

Men: Ya Got Trouble, Shipoopi

Women: Good Night My Someone

Kids or Chorus: The Wells Fargo Wagon

A piano is available for use and an accompanist will be provided.

3) Be prepared for a dance audition, just to see how well you move.

4) If seeking a speaking role, please be prepared to stay for cold readings from the script with others auditioning.  

Click Here to Download an Audition Form

Rehearsals will be Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, 2-3 weeknights per week.  Tech week is July 15-19 and is mandatory. In observance of Independence Day, there will not be rehearsal July 3-4  

If cast, you will be asked to pay a mandatory $5 pay to play fee.  This helps offset production costs. There will also be a refundable $20 script deposit required for named characters.  

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Rhoads, Director at  

Character Descriptions:

Available Roles Include:

HAROLD HILL: (Baritone) A smooth talking con man and traveling salesman with plenty of charm, who tries Iowa after saturating Illinois; convinces townspeople they need a boys’ band to keep them out of trouble.

MARIAN PAROO: (Soprano) Daughter to Mrs. Paroo and sister to Winthrop, she is the stuffy, conceited librarian and piano teacher in town.

MRS. PAROO: (Mezzo Soprano) Widowed Irish mother to Marian and Winthrop, she speaks with an Irish accent.

MARCELLUS WASHBURN: (Tenor) Former con man and friend to Harold Hill who now lives in River City; becomes fast friends with Harold again and helps him learn about the town, tries to help Harold get out of town after the con; his is a comic role.

MAYOR GEORGE SHINN: The Mayor of River City, self-important, blustery, pompous, not terribly intelligent. Gets lots of things wrong! Listens to his wife. Protective of daughter, Zaneeta, whom he thinks is dating the wrong boy in town. Takes himself seriously, but comes across funny.

OLIN BRITT: (Bass) Editor of the Gazette, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, a bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and learns not only to sing in harmony, but to behave in harmony.

OLIVER HIX: (Baritone) Banker, Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united by the others by Harold Hill and begins to sing and act in harmony with them. Married to Alma.

JACEY SQUIRES: (High Tenor) Owner of the livery stable, Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Mrs. Squires.

EWART DUNLOP: (Second Tenor) Owner of the General Store, Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill and sings and acts in harmony. Married to Maud Dunlop. Sings: “Sincere,” “Goodnight Ladies,” It’s You,” “Lida Rose” and all Chorus Numbers.

CHARLIE COWELL: A rival traveling salesman, first seen on the train at the start of the show, he returns to town to warn them about Harold and hopefully make himself a hero and earn sales himself.

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. He also becomes the assistant leader of the Boys’ Band, thanks to Harold giving him confidence and trust.

CONSTABLE LOCKE: The town Sheriff.

WINTHROP PAROO: (Alto, C – E Flat) Marian’s little brother, cute as a button. Does not talk much because of a lisp and missing his dead father. Learns to trust again and is a chatterbox by the end of the show.

EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: (Alto) Mayor Shinn’s wife, she is definitely a society lady, knows everyone in town, struts about like a peacock and is somewhat snooty. A Member of every auxiliary organization in town, she has some strange ideas and doesn’t think she looks as ridiculous as she really is.

AMARYLLIS: (Alto) She is the young piano student of Marian’s, and likes Winthrop, but doesn’t understand why he won’t talk to her. The actress does not necessarily have know how to play the piano.

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. Very cute and feminine, she is a dancer.

GRACIE SHINN: She is the Mayor’s younger daughter, and somewhat of a tomboy and a bit devilish.

ETHEL TOFFELMIER: She is jolly and friendly, and plays the player piano. She is dating Marcellus Washburne.. She does gossip with the other ladies, and is one of the Pickalittle ladies and Grecian Urn performers.

ALMA HIX: The wife of Oliver Hix, she is a gossipy friend of Eulalie and the other “Pickalittle” women who also perform the Grecian Urn..

MAUD DUNLOP: The wife of Ewart Dunlop, and another of Eulalie’s gossipy friends who are the “Pickalittle” women and perform in Grecian Urn.

MRS. SQUIRES: The wife of Jacey Squires, she is also one of Eulalie’s gossipy friends who are the main “Pickalittle” women and perform in Grecian Urn.

TRAVELING SALESMEN: Salesmen on the train that warn each other about what they’ve heard about Harold Hill. None of them have ever met him, but all know about his reputation. They do not realize that he is there among them on the train and can hear everything they are saying. Traveling salesmen become townspeople after Act 1 Scene 1.

RIVER CITY TOWNSPEOPLE: These are small town folks who are proud of their town. They are of all ages, sizes and shapes. They will be part of a “family” and assigned children.

RIVER CITY BOYS/GIRLS/TEENS:   Of all ages, they are the singing and dancing ensemble, in all numbers that the townspeople are in, and especially in “Seventy-six Trombones,” and “Marian the Librarian.”