Youth Theatre Troupe

The Musical Theatre Troupe is designed for performers who want to be a part of a full musical theatre production! Students in 3rd-12th grade may audition for this program, and the production is cast based on the needs of the show. The cast will have an intensive rehearsal process as they prepare for the show as well as learn skills they can use in a future musical theatre career. Directed by a talented team of theatre professionals, the performers will create a fully-produced Broadway style show, including costumes, sets, theatre lighting and sound.

The Theatre Troupe show for Fall 2018 is The Music Man!

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.

For information on how to purchase tickets and see the show, visit our event page!

Auditions for the Troupe will be held on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 with callbacks on Sunday, August 5 (see Schedule and Auditions below for more information); email youth@cfcarts.com to register.  Auditions are mandatory for all Troupe performers.

Season Details

$200 per performer, by audition only. Scholarships are available!

Scholarships –

CFCArts offers scholarships to all members equally, on an “as requested” basis, and does not consider age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality or any other social demographic when determining a member for a scholarship. Apply now!

Audition ​Information

  • There will be four audition blocks at various times on Friday,​ ​August 3 ​and​ ​Saturday,
    August 4, plus callbacks for selected students on Sunday, August 5.​ ​ ​Please​ ​see​ ​the​ ​Schedule​ ​below​ ​for​ ​times, and Callback Information below.
  • Auditions will be held at Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park.  Exact location at Calvary will be sent out to selected students after registering for an audition block.
  • Auditioners will be emailed an audition form once they have signed up for an audition
    block. Audition forms can also be found in the Forms section below. Please bring this form completed in its entirety to your audition. Headshots and resumes are also encouraged.
  • Auditioners will be emailed a conflict form once they have signed up for an audition
    block. Conflict forms can also be found in the Forms section below. Please bring this form completed in its entirety to your audition. All​ ​conflicts​ ​with​ ​the​ ​production​ ​schedule​ ​below​ ​must be​ ​fully​ ​and​ ​completely​ ​disclosed​ ​at​ ​or​ ​before​ ​the​ ​time​ ​of​ ​audition​.
  • Prepare and memorize a 16 to 32-bar selection from any musical theatre song. Please
    do not sing selections from The Music Man or popular music.
  • Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Tracks may not be used.
  • Please bring a water bottle. Mess-free, nut-free snacks are permitted.
  • Please wear proper attire for a dance audition. Dance or athletic shoes required. No
    restrictive attire, open-toed shoes, flip-flops/sandals, heels, or skirts/dresses without leggings or shorts beneath.
  • Please review the Characters section below for a list of character descriptions and vocal ranges.
  • No monologue is required. All auditioners will participate in cold readings from the script, and will be provided with access to the script prior to auditions once a student has signed up for an audition block.
  • Auditions, as well as callbacks and rehearsals, are closed to parents and family
    members. For safety reasons, only students and approved staff/volunteers are permitted.
  • We highly encourage all students to audition in person. However, if absolutely necessary, students may request to send in a video audition by emailing Youth@cfcarts.com.  All video auditions must be approved ahead of submission by the CFCArts Education staff. Please note that it will be difficult to cast students who audition by video for the Troupe show, The Music Man, unless they are able to attend callbacks on Sunday, August 5.  Please contact us ASAP at Youth@cfcarts.com if that may apply to you.
  • Video auditions are due by 8 PM on Friday, August 3 and, again, must be approved AHEAD OF TIME by the CFCArts Education staff.  Video auditions must be emailed as a video file (attachment or Google Drive, or a link to a video-hosting website such as YouTube) to youth@cfcarts.com.Video auditions must contain:
      • Students singing a memorized 16 to 32-bar selection from any musical theatre song with live or track accompaniment. (Please do not sing selections from The Music Man or popular music, and please do not sing over recorded vocals.)
      • Students performing a short dance selection from The Music Man. A demonstration video and accompaniment track will be emailed to all video auditionees by Wednesday, August 1 at 5 PM.
      • Students performing 1-3 short, age-appropriate monologues from The Music Man, which need not be memorized.  A selection of monologues from which to choose for both male and female students of various ages will be emailed to all video auditionees by Wednesday, August 1 at 5 PM.

    If for any reason a video auditionee will not have access to internet Wednesday, August 1 to Friday, August 3 and needs the above materials ahead of time, please contact us ASAP at youth@cfcarts.com.

Audition ​Registration​ –

  • For new families – fill out an interest form, and our Education Administrator will
    contact you, talk you through process, and get your child set up for an audition.
  • For returning families – Email youth@cfcarts.com to sign up for an audition time slot.
  • Do you have questions? Email youth@cfcarts.com or call 407-937-1800 extension 719.
    We would love to have you join us!

Callback​ ​Information​ –

  • Callbacks will be held on Sunday,​ ​August 5 ​from​ ​2-6 ​PM.​
  • Callbacks will be held at Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park. Exact location at Calvary will be sent out to selected students by 10pm on Saturday, August 4.
  • Auditioners will be informed via email about whether or not they are invited to callbacks
    no later than 10pm on Saturday, August 4, or at the end of their audition.

Audition​ Camps –

All auditioners should consider joining us for an Audition Camp.  Our Audition Camps will prepare young performers for the general audition process, but will have a focus on the CFCArts audition process for The Music Man.

  • July 30 – August 3, 9am to 5pm
  • Check-in will begin promptly 15 minutes before the camp’s start time
  • Tuition: $200
  • Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay St., Winter Park, FL
  • For Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 (Camps taught separately)

Do you want to be a part of an auditioned show?  Join us for the Audition Intensives! This week-long, full-day camp taught by professionals in the theatre industry will train young performers in the art of the audition.  Participants will quickly gain high-level skills in audition preparation, along with helpful tips and tricks to help get the role of your dreams. Perfect for rising stars preparing for future auditions and productions!

The Music Man Character Descriptions
In order of appearance

Train Conductor
A business-like train conductor, intent on doing his job.  Will be double-cast in another role.
Gender: Male

Traveling Salesmen (4-5)
Salesmen on train that warn each other about what they’ve heard about Harold Hill. Various strong opinions and personalities. Must have clear diction, interesting expression, sharp physicality, and great timing.  Will be double-cast in other roles.
Genders: Male

Charlie Cowell
A traveling salesmen who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes. Tirelessly attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.  Will be double-cast in another role, but returns in Act 2.
Gender: Male

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.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Mayor George Shinn
A blustery politician who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.
Gender: Male

Ewart Dunlop
Owner of the local grocery store, and member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Oliver Hix
Owner of the local bank, and a baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Married to Alma Hix.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Jacey Squires
Owner of the River City Livery Stable, and the highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C3


Olin Britt
Owner of the local newspaper and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Marcellus Washburn
Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Gracie Shinn
The Mayor’s youngest daughter; a tattle-tale, but adorable and much loved.
Gender: Female

Tommy Djilas
An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
Gender: Male

Constable Locke
The town’s good-natured but strict officer of the law.
Gender: Male

Marian Paroo
The stuff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Paroo
Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Amaryllis
A slightly bratty piano student of Marian Paroo.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Winthrop Paroo
Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. However, sweet at heart.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C4


Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn
Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Zaneeta Shinn
The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Daffy at times.
Gender: Female

Alma Hix
A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Oliver Hix.
Gender: Female

Maud Dunlop
A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Ewart Dunlop.
Gender: Female

Ethel Toffelmier
A comical “Pick-a-Little Lady,” and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend.
Gender: Female

Mrs. Squires
A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Jacey Squires.
Gender: Female

Dance Corps
The teenage girls and boys of the town.  They perform in the “Marian the Librarian” ballet, and in “Shipoopi.”  The girls also perform as the “Wa Tan Ye” girls.

Girls (1-2)
The young daughters of the town families – the Hixes, Squires, and Dunlops.

Boys (2-3)
The young sons of the town families – the Hixes, Squires, and Dunlops.

Auditions (Mandatory for participants) – Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park

Email youth@cfcarts.com to register

  • BLOCK A – Friday, August 3, 5:30-8:30pm
  • BLOCK B – Saturday, August 4, 9am-12pm
  • BLOCK C – Saturday, August 4, 1-4pm
  • BLOCK D – Saturday, August 4, 5-8pm
  • CALLBACKS – Sunday, August 5, 2-6pm

Rehearsals – Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park

Please note that not all performers will be called to all rehearsals.

    • Tuesday, August 14, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, August 16, 5:30-8pm
    • Saturday, August 18, 10am-2pm
    • Tuesday, August 21, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, August 23, 5:30-8pm
    • Tuesday, August 28, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, August 30, 5:30-8pm
    • Tuesday, September 4, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, September 6, 5:30-8pm
    • Saturday, September 8, 10am-2pm
    • Tuesday, September 11, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, September 13, 5:30-8pm
    • Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, September 20, 5:30-8pm
    • Tuesday, September 25, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, September 27, 5:30-8pm
    • Tuesday, October 2, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, October 4, 5:30-8pm
    • Saturday, October 6, 10am-2pm
    • Tuesday, October 9, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, October 11, 5:30-8pm
    • Tuesday, October 16, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, October 18, 5:30-8pm
    • Tuesday, October 23, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, October 25, 5:30-8pm
    • Tuesday, October 30, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, November 1, 5:30-8pm
    • Saturday, November 3, 10am-2pm
    • Tuesday, November 6, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, November 8, 5:30-8pm
    • Tuesday, November 13, 5:30-8pm
    • Thursday, November 15, 5:30-8pm

No rehearsal November 16-25, Thanksgiving Break

    • Monday, November 26, 5-9pm
    • Tuesday, November 27, 5-9pm
    • Wednesday, November 28, 5-10pm
    • Thursday, November 29, 5-10pm
    • Friday, November 30, 5-10pm (Performance 7pm)
    • Saturday, December 1, 12-11pm (Performances 2pm and 7pm, Strike)

Registration:

  • For new families – fill out an interest form, and our Youth Programs Administrator will contact you, talk you through process, and get your child set up for an audition.
  • For returning families – email youth@cfcarts.com to sign up for an audition time slot.
  • Do you have questions? Email youth@cfcarts.com or call 407-937-1800 Ext 719. We would love to have you join us!
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