Calling all River City, Iowans!

Come audition for the cast of The Music Man,

Manchester Summerstage's 2019 production. 

We love to see old friends and new faces!


May 20, 2019, at Manchester Memorial Elementary Auditorium


Entering Grades 3-6

Registration begins at 3:00

Auditions begin at 3:30 and end at 4:30

Students will be taught a short dance and song to perform.

(Click here for lyrics to song and here to listen to the song.) 

Small groups will perform together.

Wear comfortable clothes and close toed shoes.


Entering grades 7 and up

Registration begins at 4:00

Auditions begin at 4:30 and end at 6:00

All students will be taught a short dance.

Wear comfortable clothes and close toed shoes.

Students auditioning for solos must prepare a song (not from The Music Man)

to be performed a cappella.  This should reflect your personality and style.


Callbacks will be announced at 6:30 on May 20, immediately following the auditions. 

They will be emailed out as well.  Students called back will receive songs and script pages from the show to practice.

Callbacks will be held on May 22 from 4:00-6:00 at Manchester Memorial Elementary School Auditorium.


*Anyone who can absolutely not attend auditions may send a video to

All registered participants who audition will receive a role

Students entering grades 3-6 must have a parent present to assist them with registration at auditions.  This will take place in the lobby from 3:00-3:30 PM.  Please have contact information with you.  This includes all emails you wish to add to our mailing list and current phone numbers (in case of emergency).  Auditions will start at 3:30PM in the auditorium.  Auditions are closed to parents. Students may be picked up at 4:30 PM.  


Students entering grades 7 and up do not need a parent to register them, but should have up to date contact information (parent phone numbers and email addresses as well as their own numbers/emails if applicable).  Please arrive between 4:00-4:30 to register in the lobby.  Students will be dismissed at 6:00PM and should have pick up arranged.  Names for callbacks will be posted within 30 minutes of dismissal.  Students may stay in the lobby or leave.  Callback information will be emailed as well.

Sign up to audition here


The cast list and schedule will be emailed by May 26. All students who audition will receive a role.

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