There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme. Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. The problem? Some of the town members, especially the stern librarian, Marian Paroo, don’t quite buy Harold’s story. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian. As All-American as apple pie and as charming as can be, The Music Man is an award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic with quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads.

AGES: 8-19 are welcome to audition

AUDITIONS: January 19; CALLBACKS: January 20
Location: Collective Church, 8103 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354

PRODUCTION FEE: $250 (scholarships are available.)

REHEARSALS: January 27-April 20
(No rehearsals March 15 & 16.) 
Jan 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2, 9, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20: Saturday rehearsals 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
April 5,12 & 19: Friday rehearsals 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Collective Church, 8103 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia 77354

TECH WEEK: April 23-25
(Move into the theater on April 23)
(No conflicts allowed for Tech Week or Shows)
The Woodlands College Park PAC, 3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, 77384

April 26 at 7 p.m.
April 27 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
April 28 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
The Woodlands College Park PAC
3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands 77384

Justin Parks, Director
Marshal Hunt, Assistant Director
Courtney McLaughlin, Vocal Director
TBD, Choreographer


Before signing up, parents should be aware that to participate in a show, each family needs to complete 30 volunteer hours during the weeks of rehearsals AND be present for all of tech week and show weekend. National Youth Theater’s production process is not a drop-off program. This helps us keep the cost of a student’s involvement lower than most other theater programs. You can read more about that commitment and volunteer options on the Parent Team Descriptions page.

Please read all NYT policies. They will be available to review during the registration process. Online registration will close on January 17. After January 17, you may audition as a walk-in. All families must update (provide) bio and t-shirt size (for the student), select parent teams, and include schedule conflicts.   

*To learn about what to expect at an NYT audition, please visit our Auditions FAQ’s. For tips on auditioning, please visit our Auditions Tips page.

If you have any questions, please contact the production manager Angel Pawlak at [email protected].

Marian Paroo
Harold Hill
Mayor Shinn
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Mrs. Paroo
Winthrop Paroo
Marcellus Washburn
Tommy Djilas
Zaneeta Shinn
Gracie Shinn
Olin Britt
Oliver Hix
Ewart Dunlop
Ethel Toffelmier
Alma Hix
Maud Dunlop
Mrs. Squires
Constable Locke
Train Conductor
Charlie Cowell
Jacey SquiresTraveling Salesmen
Pickalittle Ladies