Audition Information

Coming Spring 2024


  • Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:00pm


  • There is not an age requirement
  • Sing at least 16 bars of music (acapella and not from the show)
  • Perform a dance taught at auditions
  • Read from the script at the director’s discretion


Stewart Theater (114 N. Wilson Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334)


  • Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:00PM
  • Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7:00PM
  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:30PM
  • Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:00PM
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7:00PM
  • Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2:30PM

Stewart Theater (114 N. Wilson Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334

  • Director: Angela Martin
  • Music Director: Stephen Pfeiffer

Show Synopsis

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

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 that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that 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.

Character Breakdown

Charlie Cowell

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

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.


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

Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.

Tommy Djilas

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

Marian Paroo

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

Mrs. Paroo

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


A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.

Winthrop Paroo

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

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn

Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.

Zaneeta Shinn

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

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See Shows at Stewart Theater
114 North Wilson Avenue – Dunn, NC 28334

Mail Patron Contributions To
P.O. Box 1471  – Dunn, NC 28335


These  projects are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Harnett Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor for more information.
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