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Director: Tyler McMahon

Co-Assistant Directors: Marsha Hill & Aubrey LaLuna

Co-Vocal Directors: Heather Crooks & Bruce Heyen

Choreographer: Thomas Erhardt

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.

THE MUSIC MAN AUDITIONS

All those cast in The Music Man are required to become a KVTA member at some level (minimum $25) by a certain date during the rehearsal process. One parent being a member of KVTA does cover the membership requirement for all family members 17 and under. Memberships paid during the 2021-2022 season will also fulfill this requirement.

Young persons age 6-17 as of November 19, 2021, MAY choose to audition for The Music Man and Beauty and the Beast JR. Young persons MAY be cast in both productions; however, all casting decisions are ultimately up to the Director and the staff of said production. All rehearsals for The Music Man MUST be listed on the conflict calendar that is submitted when auditioning for Beauty and the Beast JR. Rehearsals for The Music Man MUST be the first priority of all cast members until performances for The Music Man have concluded. Please feel free to email kvta@kvta.org if you have any questions regarding this information.

AUDITION AND CALLBACK LOCATION:

KVTA Studios

1 Stuart Dr 

Kankakee IL 60901

PERFORMANCE DATES/LOCATION:

October 2 -3 & 9-10, 2021

Lincoln Cultural Center 240 Warren Ave Kankakee IL 60901

Further questions regarding auditions, callbacks, or casting may be emailed to the Director, Tyler McMahon, at: tyleracts@gmail.com  Please include "The Music Man" in the subject line.

 

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

We are very excited to begin the journey yet again in bringing this Golden Age Broadway musical back to Kankakee! This is a very large cast of all ages. We are looking to cast 25 Adults, 12-14 Teens and 12-14 Children.
 

Please CLICK HERE to find the Character Descriptions

 

Audition Date
Saturday August 7th 2021
Callbacks, if needed, will be on Sunday, August 8th in the evening 

 

CHILDREN AUDITIONS
11:00 am - 12:00 pm is for Children ages 6-12
15 Children per time slot

Additional time slots will be added, if needed

CLICK HERE to Sign Up for your Audition Time Slot

TEEN AND ADULT AUDITIONS
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm is for ages 13 and older
15 people per time slot

Additional time slots will be added, if needed

CLICK HERE to Sign Up for your Audition Time Slot 

 

Please print and fill out an audition form and conflict calendar before you arrive at auditions. 

AUDITION FORM:             PDF   WORD

CONFLICT CALENDAR:   PDF   WORD

If you cannot print the documents above, please arrive early to fill them out before your audition.

 

VOCAL AUDITIONS
Everyone will sing the same cut.
CLICK HERE for the vocal audition piece

We will have either a pianist or a track to sing with.
NO A CAPELLA SINGING.

 

DANCE AUDITIONS
A Video of the Dance Sequence is available to learn before you arrive at auditions
Thomas, our choreographer, breaks down the audition dance in the video.
We will only review the dance and then run it at your audition. You need to learn it on your own.
Children and Adults Dance Video: CLICK HERE
“Teens” Dance Video: CLICK HERE

“Teens” we will be incorporating Tap for Shipoopi we will save that for Callbacks.

 

VIDEO AUDITIONS
If you are unavailable on August 7th please SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT and email us a video of your audition. Be sure to include both the vocal selection and the dance selection in your video.  
You'll also fill out your audition form and conflict calendar then email those, along with your video, to the Director at: TylerActs@gmail.com 

Video submissions must be received by Friday, August 6, 2021.

 

CALLBACK LIST AND CAST LIST
The callback list will be posted late on Saturday, August 7, after all auditions have been completed.

The cast list will be posted after the conclusion of all callbacks on Sunday, August 8.

We will post all callback and cast information both on our website and on our Facebook page: 
http://www.facebook.com/kankakeetheatre

QUESTIONS
TylerActs@gmail.com
- Music Man as subject line

 

Warm yourself up before we begin. We hope to see a lot of people!

 

Thank you,

The Music Man 2021 Staff

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