Description:

The Music Man JR. is family entertainment at its best — a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter! In this award-winning musical comedy, master showman and fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill attempts to con 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, the uptight, upright town librarian whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself. 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.

This production will be performed outdoors at KingsWay Community Church under the current CDC and VA health and safety protocols. Masks will only be required at the box office and when using the indoor restrooms.  Seating will be physically distanced. Read more about our protocols here.

Dates / Times:

  • Saturday, Jun 5th @ 1:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 5th @ 3:30pm
  • Saturday, Jun 5th @ 6:30pm
  • Saturday, Jun 12th @ 1:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 12th @ 3:30pm
  • Saturday, Jun 12th @ 6:30pm
Tickets go on sale Monday May 17, 2021 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:


KingsWay Community Church:

14111 Sovereign Grace Drive, Midlothian, VA 23114


Show Notes:

This production will be performed outdoors at KingsWay Community Church under the current CDC and VA health and safety protocols regarding masks and physical distancing. Read more about our protocols here.

Callbacks, Rehearsals, Tech Week and Performances
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114

Auditions
Students who are enrolled for a Spring 2 class for ages 8-18 are eligible to audition. Visit cworkstheater.org/auditions for audition info. Audition submissions are due at midnight on Wednesday, April 28th. 

Callbacks
A callback list will be posted on the CharacterWorks home page (cworkstheater.org) by 11PM on Sunday, May 2nd. Callbacks will be held at the following times:
  • Monday, May 3rd, 7-9PM, KingsWay Community Church
  • Wednesday, May 5th, 5-9PM, Location TBD

Cast List
The cast list will be posted on this page on Thursday, May 6th at 9PM. The show will be double-cast, with the Dubuque cast performing June 5th and the Daventport cast performing June 12th.

Rehearsals
WEEK 1
Friday, May 7th, 5-9PM
Saturday, May 8th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 2
Monday, May 10th, 7-9PM
Friday, May 14th, 5-9PM
Saturday, May 15th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 3
Monday, May 17th, 7-9PM
Friday, May 21st, 5-9PM
Saturday, May 22nd, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 4
Monday, May 24th, 7-9PM
Friday, May 28th, 5-9PM

Costume fittings, parent meetings and headshots will be scheduled after the show is cast.
 
Tech Week & Performances (NO ABSENCES ALLOWED - STUDENTS MAY HAVE TO GET OUT OF SCHOOL EARLY ON FRIDAY)

BOTH CASTS
Saturday, May 29th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

DUBUQUE CAST
Monday, May 31st, 7-9PM
Friday, June 4th, 3:15-9PM
Saturday, June 5th, 10AM CALL, Performances at 1PM, 3:30PM, 6:30PM
Sunday, June 6th - RAIN DATE for performances

DAVENPORT CAST
Monday, June 7th, 7-9PM
Friday, June 11th, 3:15-9PM
Saturday, June 12th, 10AM CALL, Performances at 1PM, 3:30PM, 6:30PM
Sunday, June 13th - RAIN DATE for performances


Characters:

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.

Marian Paroo

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

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.

Mayor Shinn

A blustery politician who is all too "self-important." Married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn

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

Marcellus Washburn

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

Ethel Toffelmier

A comical "Pick-a-Little Lady," and Marcellus Washburn's girlfriend.

Mrs. Paroo

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

Winthrop Paroo

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

Amaryllis

A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.

Ewart Dunlop

A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice.

Oliver Hix

A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill.

Jacey Squires

The highest tenor in the quartet.

Olin Britt

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

Tommy Djilas

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

Zaneeta Shinn

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

Gracie Shinn

Zaneeta's little sister.

Alma Hix

A "Pick-a-Little Lady" married to Oliver Hix.

Maud Dunlop

A "Pick-a-Little Lady" married to Ewart Dunlop.

Mrs. Squires

A "Pick-a-Little Lady" married to Jacey Squires.

Constable Locke

A quietly wise man who sees through Harold, but doesn't seem to mind.

Ensemble

Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Teen Dancers, etc.