Characters

Prof. Harold Hill - a dynamic con man, baritone (A flat - high F)
     sings - "Ya Got Trouble", reprise of "Ya Got Trouble"; "76 Trombones";
     "Sadder But Wiser Girl"; "Marian Librarian"; one verse of "Till There Was You";
     reprise of "76 Trombones/Goodnight My Someone"; reprise of "Till There Was You".

Marian Paroo - a stuffy soprano (low G - high A)
     sings - as part of chorus in "Iowa Stubborn"; "Piano Lesson/If You Don't Mind
     My Saying So"; "Goodnight My Someone"; "My White Knight"; "Will I Ever Tell You";
     a few lines at the end of "Gary Indiana"; "Till There Was You"; reprise of "76
     Trombones/Goodnight My Someone"

Winthrop - Marian's lisping baby brother, alto (C - E flat)
     sings - aspart of chorus for "76 Trombones"; a solo section of "Wells Fargo Wagon";
     "Gary Indiana"


Mrs. Paroo - Marian's Irish mom, mezzo (A flat - E flat)
     sings - as part of chorus in "Iowa Stubborn"; "Piano Lesson/If You Don't Mind
     My Saying So"; as part of chorus for "76 Trombones" and "Wells Fargo Wagon";
     a few lines at the end of "Gary Indiana"


Mayor Shinn - a blustery politician (non-singing)
     may sing (if able) as part of chorus for "Iowa Stubborn" and "Wells Fargo Wagon"

Eulalie - his peacock wife; alto (D - D)
     sings - as part of chorus in "Iowa Stubborn"; has lines in "Pickalittle" and reprise
     of "Pickalittle"


The Barbershop Quartet - four bickering school board members
                            (high tenor, tenor, baritone, bass)

     sing - with chorus in "Iowa Stubborn"; "Ice Cream/Sincere"; "Goodnight Ladies";
     as part of "Wells Fargo Wagon"; "It's You"; "Lida Rose"; reprise of "Lida Rose"


Pickalittle Ladies - Eulalie's four gossipy friends
     sing - with chorus in "Iowa Stubborn"; "Pickalittle"; with chorus in "Wells Fargo
     Wagon"; reprise of "Pickalittle"


Marcellus - Harold's chummy friend; tenor (G - high A)
     sings - with chorus in "Iowa Stubborn"; one harmony line in "Sadder But Wiser
     Girl"; "Shipoopi"


Amaryllis - Marian's young piano student, alto (C - E)
     sings - with chorus in "Iowa Stubborn"; sings ending of "Goodnight My Someone";
     with chorus in "76 Trombones" and "Wells Fargo Wagon"


Tommy - the town badboy ***
     sings - with chorus in "Iowa Stubborn", "76 Trombones", "Wells Fargo Wagon" and
     "Shipoopi"

Zaneeta - the mayor's daffy daughter ***
     sings - with chorus in "Iowa Stubborn", "76 Trombones", "Wells Fargo Wagon" and
     "Shipoopi"


Eight traveling salesmen
    
perform "Rock Island"

Charlie Cowell
- a rival salesman
     performs in "Rock Island"

Constable Locke

Assorted townspeople
    
sing - with chorus in "Iowa Stubborn" and "Wells Fargo Wagon"

Assorted kids
    
sing - with chorus in "Iowa Stubborn", "76 Trombones" and "Wells Fargo Wagon" 

*** - Typically, Zaneeta and Tommy are cast to be standout dancers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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