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The Theatre Group at SBCC
announces open auditions for



Meredith Willson’s


The Music Man

Directed by R. Michael Gros

Musical Director - David Potter


Musical auditions will be held first for principals and chorus. 
Please prepare a song from traditional musical theatre and bring sheet music in your key. An Accompanist will be provided.  Choose a song that shows your ability to tell story through song,  preferably not from The Music Man.

Monday, April 20th from 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesday, April 21st from 6:30-9:30pm 

In the Jurkowitz Theatre
By appointment in the Production Office DM151 

Saturday, April 25th 10am-5pm 
In the Garvin Theatre - enter through upper lobby
 Rehearsals begin: May 26, 2015, for full company, 

general rehearsals start no earlier than 6:30pm and conclude no later than 10pm.  Including some Saturdays, between 10am-2pm.
Performances: July 8 – 25, 2015

There will be a possibility of an Equity guest artist contract for this show.

    Also looking for Trombones, Marching Band members, and various instruments. (Remember “76 Trombones!”)


SYNOPSIS: There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. The Music Man 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 - this despite the fact 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 the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.


AVAILABLE ROLES: There are many roles - All roles are open. Children and teens are encouraged to audition for ensemble roles.


HAROLD HILL: 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.
Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: Ab2-F4 - baritone

MARIAN PAROO: The stiff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.

Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: G3-A5  - soprano

EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: Mayor Shinn's peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.
Female, 40-50 yrs old
Range: D4-D5 - alto

MARCELLUS WASHBURN: Harold's chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: G2-A5 - tenor

MAYOR SHINN: A blustery politician who is all too "self-important." Married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.
Male, 50-60 yrs old
Primarily Speaking Role, please also prepare a song

MRS. PAROO: Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.

Female, 45-60 yrs old
Range: Ab3-Eb5 – alto

TOMMY DJILAS: An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.

Male, 15-20 yrs old
Primarily Speaking/Dancing Role, please also prepare a song

WINTHROP PAROO: Marian's baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.

Male, 8-12 yrs old
Range: C4-Eb5 boy soprano

ZANEETA SHINN: The Mayor's fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times.

Female, 14-18 yrs old
Primarily Speaking/Dancing Role, please also prepare a song






CONTACT Christina Frank, 805-965-0581, ext. 2376, or stop by the Production Office (DM151B), Monday through Thursday 10am-4pm to schedule an appointment STARTING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TH! (, or by emailing Christina:


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The Theatre Group at SBCC invites

Actors to submit casting information for upcoming season.

The Theatre Group at SBCC, in preparation for the upcoming season that begins in summer of 2015, we are inviting actors to submit headshots and resumes for future casting consideration.

The Theatre Group at SBCC (formerly SBCC Theatre Group) is the oldest active theatre company in the Santa Barbara region with a long history of artistic excellence. We work with union and non-union actors and present a wide-ranging season of five productions that generally include a musical, contemporary dramas and comedies, as well as classical plays. Our season runs from summer through spring each year. For the 2054-2016 season, starting in July 2015, we will be presenting THE MUSIC MAN, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY and PROOF.

Actors should submit materials to Pam Lasker, Theatre Manager, The Theatre Group at SBCC, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California, 93109. Electronic submittals and/or web resume links may be sent to Pam Lasker at, please put "casting" in the subject line. Open audition notices are sent out by email for each production. Please include your email address if you would like to receive notices.


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