A Main Stage Production

Book, Music and Lyrics by:

Story by:

-Featuring performers ages 10 – 22
-Show is appropriate for all ages

April 22-May 1, 2022
Oak Ridge High School Theatre

Director: Debbie Wilson
Choreographer: Anjie Rose Wilson
Vocal Director: Chris Meissner
Costume Designer: Karen McConnell
Technical Director:
Zach Wilson 
Chris Hobbs 
Show Coordinator:
Sarah Waymire

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.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Cast list of the El Dorado Musical Theatre performance of Music Man

Online registration begins Tuesday, January 25th, at 8:00pm on our website at and closes when full or on Thursday, February 3rd at 11:59pm whichever comes first.  (If the cast is full you may choose to be placed on a waiting list.)  Everyone registered will be in the show.  Auditions are to determine who will perform specific roles.

  • Please review the calendar thoroughly.
  • NEW participants to EDMT since August 2020 are required to sign an EDMT Waiver and Release Form.  Once registered, participants will receive the waiver via DocuSign.  The form must be signed and returned prior to the first rehearsal.
  • If you are NEW to EDMT, bring a copy of your birth certificate to auditions to verify your age.

Friday, January 28th, at 4:00pm at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility.  A video link of the audition dance will be emailed to all registrants for those who are unable to attend in-person or who want to use it to practice.

Monday, February 7th, starting at 4:00pm at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility.  When you arrive you will be measured for costumes and have a photo taken for the program.

  • You may bring sheet music for the accompanist.  We will send an email after registration with instructions on how to submit music electronically for auditions.
  • Auditionees will be seated by number in a row of 10 chairs in the audition room.  Parents are invited to watch.  When your number is called, you will come forward, introduce yourself and your song, and then sing for up to one minute.
  • Next, 20 auditionees will perform the dance audition for the staff in groups of five.  Some groups of auditionees will sing first and dance second, and others will dance first and sing second.
  • Finally, the Artistic Staff will announce the audition numbers of those who are being called back.  Those called back will proceed immediately to the “Callback Table” to pick up any songs/scripts needed in preparation for the callback auditions on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 9th, starting at 4:00pm at EDMT’s Rehearsal Facility.  Those called back will be asked to read lines from the script and sing the song(s) they were given at the “Callback Table” at auditions.  They should also be prepared to dance.

The cast list will be posted on the EDMT website on Sunday, February 13th, at 8:30pm.

Cast members obtaining lead roles are expected to make themselves available for publicity events such as television appearances and newspaper interviews.

Auditions and Rehearsals will take place at EDMT, 5011 Golden Foothill Pkwy, Unit #4, in El Dorado Hills, CA.

$575 Tuition Fee (for each sibling, add $525)

Additional expenses may include the purchase of personal items such as shoes, changing garments, or makeup; and those which are completely optional, such as, a cast photo, souvenir mug or ornament, T-shirt, etc…

NO refunds of tuition will be made once the cast list is posted on the EDMT website on February 13th, except in extenuating circumstances such as death in the family, or a medical injury, serious illness or surgery not known about prior to registration.

  • Registered cast members will receive a full refund of tuition, minus a $75.00 processing fee, if they remove themselves from the cast at least 48 hours prior to auditions, which would be February 4th by midnight.
  • Registered cast members will be charged one-half of tuition, in addition to a $75.00 processing fee, if they remove themselves between February 5th and February12th.
  • To request a cancellation prior to the cast list being posted, send an email to  Make sure to include performer’s name, parent’s name and phone number, and reason for canceling.
  • NO refunds of tuition will be given to cast members removed from the cast by EDMT staff for behavioral reasons.

Note: Performers and their parents are aware that rehearsals require the performer to have the ability to focus for two-and-a-half hours, with one break.

Rehearsals begin on Monday, February 14th, 4:00pm-6:15pm at EDMT; this will be a read-through with leads; new cast members or those who have only been in a training show will have a new performer orientation from 4:00-5:00pm.  The first rehearsal for the entire cast will be on Tuesday, February 15th, 4:00-6:30pm.

Review the calendar closely.  Mandatory rehearsals begin on Monday, April 11th and the show runs from April 22nd through May 1st at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills.

Each cast member is allowed three (3) absences on NON-MANDATORY DATES before being removed from the show.  Arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving more than 15 minutes early constitutes a one-half absence.  NO absences are allowed during mandatory rehearsals, tech week or show dates.  Missing any of these important dates may result in being dropped from the show.

Rehearsals will take place at EDMT, 5011 Golden Foothill Pkwy, Unit #4, in El Dorado Hills, CA.

Parents of cast members NEW to EDMT or cast members who have only done an EDMT training show must attend the PARENT MEETING on Monday, February 14th from 4:00-5:00pm, where you will receive important information critical to the success of your cast member and show. This is during the time where your new performer will be called to a new performer orientation. There will be a reminder in the first newsletter you will receive after the cast list is posted. Failure to attend this meeting will result in an absence that will count against the three absences allowed per child during the entire rehearsal period.  Parents of cast members who have previously participated in EDMT shows are welcome; however, attendance is not required.

Our volunteers are some of the most important people in our organization.  Without our volunteers, our productions would not be possible.  Volunteers are needed for rehearsals, poster blitz, set painting, costume and prop support, shows, load-in/load-out, etc.

Because of this, each family is required to complete at least 20 volunteer hours for this show.  A link to sign up for volunteer positions will be sent in the newsletter.

Click HERE to review the current EDMT Safety Protocol.

NEW participants to EDMT since August 2020 are required to sign an EDMT Waiver and Release Form.  Once registered, participants will receive the waiver via DocuSign.  The form must be signed and returned prior to the first rehearsal.

There are standards of behavior you are expected to follow when you participate in any EDMT activity.  They are very simple and can be followed by anyone who knows how to behave appropriately in the company of others.  What does that mean specifically?  We expect every participant to be courteous, respectful, and responsible while understanding that focus, dedication, and commitment are necessary to achieve the group’s goals.

We expect each participant to be punctual and prepared for rehearsal.  Prepared by knowing the material that was covered in the previous rehearsals, and also prepared by being well-groomed and dressed for movement (no jeans) and wearing dance footwear (no tennis shoes).

We also expect that everyone participating in EDMT activities will take good care of the facility; both our rehearsal areas and our performance venues and equipment.  That means cleaning up after yourself and taking your belongings home with you at the end of rehearsal.

It should be no surprise that we have a zero tolerance policy towards any substance abuse.  Violations will result in immediate dismissal and appropriate authorities may be contacted.

Every EDMT participant should understand that their contributions towards a positive, healthy, and supportive environment are necessary for the group to be successful and to ensure that every El Dorado Musical Theatre production is the best it can be for each and every audience member as well as for each and every performer.

Harold Hill
Marian Paroo
Marcellus Washburn
Mrs. Paroo
Mayor Shin
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Winthrop Paroo
Zaneeta Shinn
Tommy Djilas
Charlie Cowell
Ewart Dunlop
Oliver Hix
Jacey Squires
Olin Britt
Alma Hix
Maud Dunlop
Ethel Toffelmier
Mrs. Squires

Rock Island
Iowa Stubborn
Ya Got Trouble
Piano Lesson/If You Don’t Mind My Saying So
Good Night My Someone
Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
Seventy-Six Trombones
Ice Cream/Sincere
The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl
Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little/Good Night, Ladies
Marian The Librarian
My White Knight
Wells Fargo Wagon
It’s You
Lida Rose
Will I Ever Tell You?
Gary, Indiana
Till There Was You
Goodnight & Seventy-Six Trombones (Double Reprise)


Will siblings be placed together in the same cast?  Can we request to be in a cast with a friend?
Casts will be created by the artistic staff to meet the needs of the show.  Siblings will be in the same cast.  There are NO CAST REQUESTS for this show.

Are masks required?
Masks are optional for all performers, staff members and volunteers while on site.  Performers will not wear masks when performing on stage at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills.  This policy is subject to change.

Can parents observe rehearsals?
Only registered performers, rehearsal monitors and staff members may be on site while rehearsals are in progress.  Parents are not invited to observe.

How will drop off and pick up work?
All performers should enter EDMT through the front door entrance and arrive 10-15 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal time for check-in.  After rehearsal, performers will exit EDMT through the front door.  A Rehearsal Monitor will wait with the performers in front of the building until parents arrive.  Please arrive on time to pick up your performer(s).

Who do I go to when I have a question?
Please direct all questions to the Show Coordinator or Producer, (Mrs.) Chris Hobbs.  Please avoid disrupting rehearsals by going directly to the artistic staff.  Staff contact list is available on the EDMT website.

For any additional questions or information about The Music Man, please contact Producer, Chris Hobbs, at or call the EDMT office at (916) 941-7464.