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Robert Redford now a music man
In London this week to launch a British version of his Sundance Film Festival, movie icon Robert Redford discussed how film and music have fused into a new artform. But in 1969, when he co-starred in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” he took a ...

Review: "The Music Man" struts the Thomaston Opera House stage
By Jack Sheedy and Jean Sands The minute Chuck Stango steps onto the stage in Landmark Community Theatre's production of “The Music Man” at the Thomaston Opera House, he is the one performer audience members can't take their eyes off of.

'Leap of Faith' doesn't quite soar
By Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY NEW YORK – In the musical production that opened Thursday at the St. James Theatre, a slick con man and serial seducer arrives in a small town, intent on swindling the local folk for all they're worth.

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Discussions

What is a good song to sing for an audition for The Music Man? by Q: I'm not really auditioning for a certain role, so I'm just looking for songs that sound like the ones in the play and are in the same era. I'm most comfortable singing alto but I can sing soprano too.

A: This is a pretty good list that I found, master one of these and you're certain to get the role you want. http://blog.musicnotes.com/2010/01/15/40-songs-for-stage-auditions/

Need some good man-hating music and maybe conversation pointers? by Q: I'm a week overdue and just found out my husband is finding women on those internet sex sites and with other women when he is suppose to be working. Pretty bummed and upset. ( I dunno how to bring this up or what I'll say to him so I'll take some pointers if you got some) But for the moment just want to listen to some music that I can relate to. Some good 'Ole Man hating, Have any song suggestions?

A: I like to listen to Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood, or if you're into the angry metal, Black Heart by Slipknot.

Whatever happened to the wagon wheels and music man kraft dinner? by Garden Breast Q: They were my favorites when I was a kid - now the shapes are all stupid commercialized cartoon junk.

A: Aww yah sad! I miss those!

whats the music video? Man in green leotard rapping with computer images overlayed on the suit? by [email protected] Q: Saw a music video today. Rap/electronic man in green leotard with computer images projected on the screen. His name had "Man" in it. Can anyone help?

A: Elephantman?..I think it may be someone else,but I can't think of it. O_e

I am auditioning for the music man and I need an audition piece.? by raidergrl4ever Q: I am looking for a song for a girl to sing that goes along with the music man. We are not allowed to sing a song from the musical and I am having trouble. My friend also needs a song and he is a guy. any suggestions would be amazing.

A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j02k9t4rP50 Do your own rendition of "Puttin' on the Ritz". :D Make it faster? Sing different lyrics? Don't do tap dancing obviously... orrrr.... Do any piece from the movie "Singing in the Rain" :D!

Dance preparation for Zaneeta in the Music Man? by authorgirl6 Q: I'm going to be trying out for Zaneeta in the Music Man Jr. and I was wondering how much dance I'm going to need to practice, as in classes, before the auditions that are in a month or so, and what type of dance I should practice.

A: That would greatly depend on the director and how much dance and what type of dance he/she wants to use. I performed in the Music Man several years ago and most of the dancing I did was a variant of dances that were popular at different times in history (charelston, waltz, etc.) Unless we're talking a professional company, I don't think you need to worry to much as long as you can move and learn quickly. Maybe try a class that teaches multiple types of dance? I think the main key to Zaneeta is the annoying laugh.

Why is it whenever i open mozilla firefox PAC MAN music starts? by Tammy Q: ever since GOOGLE got that stupid pac man game, the music wouldnt shut down, no matter what website i was on the music kept playing until i closed the whole browser. Anyone know how to fix this? i dont want to use explorer...

A: That is really annoying. I tried the cool preview thing too, but it didn't work. IE for me, at least until Mozilla fixes the pacman feature.

Zanneta or Gracie Shinn for the Music Man? by livelife7 Q: I am going to be auditioning for the Music Man soon and I was curious as to who I should try out for. I am 14 years old with brown hair and I am tall. I have been acting since I was 8 and dancing for 10 years. What are some good audition songs also for the 2. We need 32 bars of standard music. Any additional information would help also. Thanks so much!

A: If you are a teenager and tall, Zaneeta would be the obvious choice, but you shouldn't limit yourself at the audition. Have two songs prepared, and when you go to the audition ask the director what they would like to hear. Zaneeta is probably a larger role as well. When you are auditioning for a musical, it is best that you sing a song in the style of the show, from another musical that is similar. The show is "standard-legit" like Rodgers and Hammerstein. I suggest something the von Trapp children sing in "The Sound of Music"--or perhaps even "I Have Confidence" from the film! Break a leg!

Who could I try out to be in the Music Man? by Mhmmmm Q: Ok, so im a 15 year old girl and I'm going to be in a play with a local church group near me called "The Music Man". Since this story is about pretty much all boys, what person could I try out for thats a girl around my age. I was thinking the mayors daughter? What is her name? and is there any other parts I could be. Also, What song should I sing. Thanks!

A: If you are a sing (soprano) you could try for the part of Marian (the leading lady of the show). Marian is a widow who was left all the books in the library, she is a librarian, and a piano teacher. If you dance and do not sing you should try for the Mayor's oldest daughter Zaneeta. She likes Tommy the trouble-maker and her father does not aprove. Gracie Shinn is the Mayors younger daughter, but she is not in very much. Amaryllis is a young girl who takes lessons from Marian. She sings a little bit, but not too much and is still a good part. You can also try for a pick-a-little lady. These are the friends of the mayor's wife. They sing, but they sing together and are a rather amusing group. They are older. Lastly you can try for Ethel Toffelmier. She is the piano player and the girlfriend of Marcellus. She is an older part and a small part. Here are some songs... Feed the Birds - Mary Poppins I'll Know - Guys and Dolls Hello Young Lovers - The King and I I Have Dreamed- The King and I Much More - The Fantasticks Belle (reprise) - Beauty and the Beast I Got Sun in the Morning - Anne Get Your Gun Reflection - Mulan Hope this helps and good luck!

What to sing for my Music Man audition? by Broadway Bound Q: hey! ok so i am auditioning for the musical "the Music Man" and i need a good audition song. i am auditioning for a chorus part since the production is for a more advanced company and im only 14. i am a mezzo- soprano/ alto. i was thinking of doing The Beauty Is from Light in the piazza but idk. I have tons of time to learn something new btw thanks!!

A: The beauty would be nice, but here are some more options: On my own - les mis Adealide's lament - guys and dolls Better - little woman Honey honey - mamma MIA I'm a brass band - sweet charity Please post what you picked and good luck!

What is the song Amaryllis plays before the piano lesson song in the music man? by papermonkey101 Q: I need to learn the amaryllis songs on the piano so if you could give me the name and sheet music (if you have it) I'd give you the 10 points. If you want to email the sheet music my email is [email protected]

A: Phew, this was a hard one to find! It's one of my favorite musicals but I never knew what that piece was called, I know the one you mean, kind of a sing-song sound to it. Here's the answer! http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_song_that_amaryllis_is_playing_in_the_music_lesson_ion_The_Music_Man&src=ansTT

who are the main girl leads in the musical "the music man"? by Q: im an alto and i was just wondering who the girl leads in the music man are.. thats the show we're doing this year.. if you could list some supporting roles too thatd be great. leads from the MUSICAL not the movie!

A: Marian Paroo, Librarian - sings 'The Piano Lesson' whom professor Harold Hill falls for Mrs. Paroo, Marian's Irish mother Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn — the mayor's wife Amaryllis — Marian's young piano student Pickalittle Ladies — Eulalie's four friends, Alma Hix, Mrs. Squires, Ethel Toffelmier and Maud Dunlop Zaneeta Shinn — the mayor's oldest daughter; secretly seeing Tommy Gracie Shinn — the mayor's youngest daughter I think that's it and I hope that helps. :)

What role's in The Music Man are good for me? by Taryn L Q: I'm 13 and am going into eighth grade. I'm an Alto, and I'm a good dancer. Is there any good parts for me in the show "The Music Man"? (It's only community theater but they ask what parts you are interested in :) )

A: If it's a community theater show and not a youth show, where all the roles are cast age appropriately, then your best bet is Zaneeta the Mayor's daughter, or Amneris. Unfortunately, you may be a tiny bit too old for Amneris and a bit too young for Zaneeta. Also, both of those roles are a bit high, but you should be able to sing them. If it is a youth production where all the roles are going to teens, then try for the Mayor's wife or Mrs Peroo. Those are the best alto roles. Also, even being in the chorus in the Music Man is super fun. There are some excellent dancing songs, which are really fun.

What do the River City Kids do in The Music Man? by authorgirl6 Q: I've just been casted as a River City Kid in the Music Man and I was wondering what scenes and songs they're in and what lines they might have.

A: They appear in the scenes with townspeople and they sing. "River City Kids" is an expression your theatre group came up with to designate the kids in the chorus. It will probably read that way in the program, but there are no parts listed that way in the script.

What guitar is this, Luke Music Man Earnie ball.? by Q: It is a luke signature guitar from Music-Man/Earnie ball. Has one volume knob, active pickups(EMG), Scheller bridge and tuners. I know what the guitar is but i want to be able to find equal models so i can see how much it is worth. It is the midnight blue metallic color

A: It's Steve Lukather's signature model, which is made by Music Man. You answered your own question IN the question title.

What does the conductor in the Music Man? by down_2_earth Q: I auditioned for the school play we are doing, which is "The Music Man". I looked at the cast list on the Drama website and saw next to my name 'Conductor/Towns person. Its in the order of appearance, and I'm the first one on the list. I have no clue what my part is about and I really want to know: am i a boy? is it a good part? do i get a ton of lines? do i get to sing and dance?

A: you are the train conductor! and you do have some crucial lines. sing yes---dance maybe,.... A great way to learn about your part would be to rent the dvd,... and yes it is traditionally a male role but you are doing a school production so your director probably felt you were the best actor for that part. In opera that is referred to as a "pants" role---when a female actor plays a male part.

Double locking floyd rose tremolo ok on Olp ernie ball music man? by kg24 Q: I have one of those ernie ball music man guitars made by that olp [officially liscensed product]. It has a floyd rose tremolo. I got a new guitar and am upgrading this one so it doesnt feel left out. Is there a double locking tremolo that would fit this guitar, and how could it be installed. Links to sites and sales with FITTING bridges welcome!

A: If your guitar is already set up for a locking "licensed" Floyd Tremolo, then you should be able to put any other Floyd licensed or Original Floyd rose bridge in that spot. Floyd Rose (original) and Schaller make excellent tremolo systems. You can find either one at most guitar stores, guitar sites, or luthier site. I included one below (parts place) but you can also get them at guitar center, sam ash, allparts, warmoth, Ebay, etc.

Hairspray and the music man audition question? by Thespian Q: I'm auditioning for a fall production of Hairspray and a spring production of The Music Man. For Hairspray, i want to audition for corny, but im 14. it's community theatre and im nervous. What should i shing? As for music man, i want to audition for Marcelous. I want to sing Shipoopi, ad nervus. Should i sing it or not? if yes, with a character voice or not. PS im a tenor 2, but can sing tenor 1.

A: For Hairspray: Be Confident! Even if you are 14, you could get the part! Sing something similar to Corny's song "Hairspray". Maybe "All I Care About is Love" or "Razzle Dazzle" both from Chicago. For The Music Man: DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW. That is the number one rule when auditioning for a musical. Sing something upbeat and catchy. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins or "Guys and Dolls" from Guys and Dolls". Just remember to be confident in your auditions!!!

Ernie Ball John Petrucci music man thicker string gauge set up help? by kevstew26 Q: My music man has old strings they need new ones but my frets already buzz a bit at the top of the neck and i want to put thicker strings on like 11. I want to know some of the crucial steps to make my music man get a perfect set up. Wondering if i need intonation, maybe pickup height for action adjustment or a micro tilt adjustment

A: I'm not sure about the bridge type on that one ( i should look at that G3 video i have, LOL!). Anytime you change string gauges you should re-intonate. If your pickups are up too high , they might be pulling the strings closer to frets to make them buzz when played , but they'd have to be real high to do that. I think i'd raise the overall action just a hair to give you more room and maybe take some buzz out. When you say "Top" of the neck - do you mean at the body , or at the headstock? Either way , there's a possibility of a neck / truss rod issue, meaning you may need a truss rod adjustment - If you are new to that, you should have someone else do it. Maybe a local shop can do a quick setup for cheap anyway , check that option out.

Tips on auditioning for Marion in the Music Man? by livelife7 Q: I'm auditioning for the Music Man Jr. soon and I really, really want to be cast as Marion. I need some tips on how I can make sure I stand out, channel her but still be myself, and be the best candidate. I have a pretty good voice, but its nothing next to a lot of people and I've also been acting for a long time. I'm 14 by the way. Thanks so much!

A: First, just so you know, the character is Marian - not Marion. The role requires a strong soprano (she sings to a high G) with strong acting skills. Vocally, her style is legit Broadway, with no pop or rock edge, so you'll want to be as straightforward as possible with the music when you audition. Avoid riffing or ornamenting when you sing. Marian is a smart, determined woman in an era when smart, determined women weren't necessarily admired, but she is also a romantic who dreams of meeting a good and kind man. Your statement that you want to "channel her but still be myself" is a little worrying. A good actress always wants to disappear inside her character - not stand outside of it. The best way to land the part is to show the director that you understand what makes Marian tick, and you'll be able to show that if you can leave yourself outside the door and walk into the audition room as Marian. Good luck.

I have a question for people who have been in the production The Music Man? by *♥Girl in the red dress♥*○•. Q: I'm auditioning for The Music Man at my school, but I'm not sure what part I should audition for. I want a fairly large role, but not the lead since I'm not all too comfortable singing by myself (with practice I'm sure I could do a tiny solo) Who should I audition for? Any character names/suggestions would be great! Thanks! Marianne- No, I'm not singing Tomorrow. My name is Annie so that's why I put it =] Besides, we have to sing a song from play for auditions.

A: Do you dance well? You could audition for Zaneeta. It's a cute role and dances quite a bit but no solos. The mayor's wife (Eulalie) also has no solos but her or any of the pick-a-little ladies are fun. Not necessarily large roles but definitely bigger than ensemble. If you are young and on the small side, there's Amaryllis. She would likely sing one small harmony line in Goodnight My Someone with Marian but that's it as far as solos. It's another cameo role as are the others but it's cuter as well. Not as much dancing as Zaneeta but that always depends on the director so you never know. It's good that you want to know more about the character's in the show you are auditioning for. I hope you take the time to read the script, watch a film version or two and really get to know the music as well. And btw, I noticed your avatar name is "Tomorrow, Tomorrow" in case it's a consideration, please don't sing that song. Most directors don't want to hear it! I beg you to watch the movie "Camp" for the cameo appearance of a cartoon drawing of what many director's think of the song as an audition piece :-) http://www.musicaltheatreaudition.com/shows/musicman.html http://stageagent.com/Shows/View/712 good luck, Marianne

What song should I sing for my audition for "The Music Man"? It needs to be in the style of the show.? by Q: I am a 17 year old guy and I am auditioning for the musical "The Music Man". I need to sing a musical theater song in the style of "The Music Man". Any suggestions? Thanks!

A: These are great MALE SOLOS for Auditions A FELLOW NEEDS A GIRL.. Allegro A MAN OF HIGH DEGREE... Strike up the Band AFTER SHOCKS... Next to Normal AIN'T LIFE FINE.. Adventures of Tom Sawyer ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE... Seusical the Musical ALWAYS A WOMAN... 9 to 5 ANATIEVKA.. Fiddler on the Roof ANOTHER CURTAIN GOES UP.. Fame becomes Me ANTHEM... Chess in Concert APPLAUSE... Applause ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS.. Tenderloin BE MY BRIDE.. Celebration BEING ALIVE... Company BRING HIM HOME.. Les Miserables\ BLUE MOON.. Words and Music BOB'S SONG... Shine CALIFORNIA SUN.. Enron CAMELOT... Camelot CAN'T TAKE MY EYES IFF YOU.. Jersey Boys CHARLIE MY BOY... Big Deal CLAP YO' HANDS... Oh Kay CONSIDER YOURSELF.. Oliver DENTIST (THE)... Little Shop of Horrors DIXIE'S LAND... Little house on the prairie musical DOCTOR JAZZ.. Jelly's Last Stand DON'T WALK AWAY... Xanadu DOWN TO THE WATER SIDE.. Kristina EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD... The Wiz ELECTRICITY... Billy Elliot EVERYTHING SCATTER... Race FALLIN'.... They're playing our song FREEDOM .... Shenandoah FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN..You don't know Paree FEELING GOOD.. The Roar of the Greasepaint FOR NOW.. Avenue Q FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE.. Aida FREAK... Taboo GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY.. George M GOD, THAT'S GOOD.. Sweeney Todd GOLDEN RAINBOW.. Golden Rainbow GOOD BYE OLD GIRL.. Damn Yankees GOOD OLD RELIABLE JAKE.. Evil Dead GOV'MENT... Big River I BELIEVE.. The Book of Mormon I CAN'T RECALL... Tale of tow Cities I COULD WRITE A BOOK... Pal Joey I MISS THE MUSIC... Curtains I MUST GET ON THAT SHIP.. Titanic I WANT TO GO HOME... Big I WON'T SEND ROSES.. Mack and Mabe; IF I KNEW... The Unsinkable Molly Brown I'LL SHOW YOU GUYS.. The Cradle will Rock INTO THE FIRE... Scarlette Pimpernel IT DON'T MEAN A THING... Swing IT JUST AIN'T ME.. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer IT TAKES TWO... Hairspray I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING.. Come Fly Away I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER... Little Me JUST TRUE... Yank KNOW YOUR ENEMY.. American Idiot LET IT SING... Violet LET'S GO FLY A KITE... Mary Popping LITTLE JAZZ BAND... Lady be Good LIVE, IN LIVING COLOR... Catch me if you can LOST.. Honk LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING... Aspects of Love LUCKIEST MAN IN THE WORLD.. Pardon my English LUCKY TO BE ME.. On the Town MACK THE KNIFE.. The three penny opera MARATHON Jacque Brel is alive and well MARRE ME A LITTLE... Putting it Togetehr MARTA.. Kiss of the Spider Woman MIDNIGHT RADIO.. Hedwich and the angry Inch MINE ALONE.. Acorn Antiques MOVIN' OUT... Movin' Out' MY FAVORITE VALENTINE... Babes in Arms NEST TIME... Closer than Ever NO STRINGS... No Strings NOSE SONG... Cyrano ON THE CORNER OF RUE CAMBON... Coco ONCE IN LOVE WITH AMY.. Where's Charlie ONCE UPON A TIME.. All American ONE SONG GLORY.. Rent PARIS BY NIGHT... Victor Victoria PART OF IT ALL... Title of Show PINBALL WIZARD... Pinball Wizard PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHERS.. Hello Dolly QUASIMODO.. When Pigs Fly RAZZLE DAZZLE.. Chicago REQUIEM/WHAT A CIRCUS... Evita SCRAP... The Full Monty SCRATCH MY ITCH.. Memphis SHOES UNDER THE TABLE.. Blood Brothers SILLY LOVE SONG... Moulin Rouge SIXTEEN TONS... Forever Plaid SMOKE GET'S IN YOUR EYES... Robertta SOME GIRLS... Once upon this Island SOME GIRLS CAN BAKE A PIE.. Of thee I Sing SPOOKY MORMON HALL DREAM... Book of Mormon SPANISH HARLEM.. Smokey Joe's Cafe SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER.. Ther Producers STAN' UP AND FIGHT.. Carmen Jones STEPPIN' OUT WITH MY BABY.. Easter Parade STRIKE UP THE BAND... My One and Only SWEET TRANSVESTITE.. Rocky Horror Picture Show TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE.. Cabin in the Sky THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS.. Gigi THE BRAIN.. The Young Frankenstein THE CALLING... Altar Boyz THE COLORS OF MY LIFE.. Barnum THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM.. Man of La Mancha THE MOON AND ME.. The Addams Family MUsical THE OLD RED HILLS OF HOME... Parade THE SONG THAT GOES LIKE THIS. Spamalot THE YANKEE DOODLE BOY... Yankee Doodle Dandy THIRTEEN/BECOMING A MAN 13 the Musical THIS IS THE MOMENT.. Jekyll and Hyde T-R-O-U-B-L-E... Urban cowboy WHY GOD WHY... Miss Saigon YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON CRAZY.. Pippin YOUR FEETS TOO BIG.. Ain't Misbehavin WARN ME WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS.. Green Day WELCOME HOME... Fanny WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?.. Stop the world

What does Gracie Shinn do in The Music Man? by jlrsmiles Q: I'm Gracie Shinn in The Music Man and i'm wondering how much i do.

A: It's a rather small part. She's the mayor's youngest daughter. You sing in all of the group songs, like Shipoopi,or Iowa Stubborn. Basically, all you do is rat your older sister out for dating tommy Djilas. Break a leg! I'm playing Maud Dunlop, one of the pick a little ladies, in my performance.

Is Mayor Shinn in the Music Man a big part? by Dylan Moore Q: My school is doing The Music Man for the spring musical and I think Im going to try out for the mayor but...is that big part? Are there bigger parts besides the salesman?

A: There are no small parts, only small actors. Mayor Shinn is a large part. With your demonstrated egotism, you would be perfect for the role.

Where can I get a full "karaoke cd" of "The Music Man" to use in a performance? by Kelly K Q: My school wants to put on "The Music Man" but we are having trouble finding a musical director. We were wondering if there was a place we could get an orchestrated cd to use instead of a real orchestra.

A: Try amazon. iTunes sometimes also have orchestral arrangements that you can download.

What do you think about the Music Man? by Miss Soprano Q: Have you seen the play, or movie, The Music Man? What do you think about it? Are those opinions stated about Iowa what you believe too? I am in the Music Man this summer and live in Iowa and find it pretty funny.

A: I like Music Man, my kids have done it a couple of times. I highly doubt anyone thinks Iowans are really like that. The play is so old fashioned... I think it's all in good fun. I don't think anyone walks out of the show thinking that Iowans or anyone else for that matter are like that. I hope you're having a great time doing the show! Yee Gods!

Whats a good song for a soprano to sing for an audition of "The Music Man"? by Linda=D Q: im auditioning for the play "The Music Man" and really want a lead, i'm a soprano. i was thinking "My Junk" from Spring Awaking, or another ballad. or should i sing something from The Music Man, because my old acting teacher said, don't sing anything from the show for an audition.! ahhh! help please!!! also, i am a 13 year old.

A: I don't agree with your old acting teacher. If I were you I would sing "Goodnight, My Someone." If you choose not to sing from The Music Man, I would recommend trying "Bali Ha'i" from South Pacific. Good luck to you.

What should i go for in the music man? by Holly Q: My school is having auditions for the music man soon and i don't know who i want to be. I am a girl. I don't want Marian. I'm mezzo-soprano/belt, and want a part with many singing solos and something i can belt. Basically my range is Eponine from Les Miserables. Is there a women belting role in the music man, or is everything soft?

A: In The Music Man there are not alot of vocal solos for women other than Marian. I think that a good role for you would probubly be Eulalie McKechnie Shinn, the mayor's wife she is an older woman with I believe two kids and reminds me a bit of a peacock, she does have a few solos and a good amount of speaking compared to the other womens roles. If her role doesn't suit you than I am sure you would do fine as one of the pick-a-little talk-a-little women.

Is there a way to get the Music Man script for free? by Q: I'm doing the Music Man for my play and I got Harold Hill, now I want to study him just a tad bit more before I go get my real script. If anyone knows, please post your answer.

A: Sure... you can do it the same way I had to do for years.. I would watch the show or listen to the audio tape and take the monologues down with SHORT HAND. It would still work today, especially with the advent of DVD's and CD's.. but IT TAKES EFFORT ON YOUR PART.

What would you say the form is for Meredith Willson's song "Till There Was You" from the Music Man? by broadway.musical Q: I'm trying to figure out the form of the song from the Music Man, "Till There Was You." I've kind of got an idea of maybe it's a Rondo with ABACA form with a little coda at the end or could it be a combination of a 32-bar song with something else for the ending? Or could it be something else entirely? Any ideas? Thanks!

A: AABAB'A'. It starts with a short intro, then it has a verse, verse, bridge, verse, instrumental bridge, last verse with both characters singing, and a short coda at the end. Edit: Just to be clear, this is a form analysis of the version in the original cast recording from 1958.

Whats a good Audition Song for Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn from Music Man? by Kath Q: The Theatre company I work with is doing Music Man this summer, and I'm auditioning for the role of Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn (The Mayors Wife). She's crazy. I think it would be a fun role to play. The director of the show already knows my voice well, so I'm looking for a song that will show more character. Crazy. I need something that will show the director that I can play this part. Not just vocally. Any song suggestions? Thanks.

A: Go for Nina Gordon - Tonight and the rest of my life. - JJ

are emg passive j bass pickups good for a music man type sound? by Q: i want to get as close to a music man sound as possible, but i have a j bass, not anything with a humbuckers. i cant get anything active bc i dont have battery compartments. i figured emg is a good brand, so id try them out for a good music man metal tone. this work? if not, what are the right j bass pickups?

A: Coldplay uses those so yes

What is the name of the song in the train scene of the movie "The Music Man'? by Q: I've been looking everywhere for it but I can't find it. I saw "The Music man" a long time ago and I remember I loved the train scene. Does anyone know?

A: I've heard it referred to as "Rock Island" but I'm not sure if that's an official name. here's the youtube link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ9U4Cbb4wg

What is a good audition song for the play The Music Man? by Q: I have and audition coming up soon for a play which is also a movie called The Music Man. I have never seen it before so if anyone has any suggestions on possible more of a modern song that I could sing at auditions it would help a lot :]

A: Well music man is set in 1912 so I don't know if modern is what you should be looking for. You always want to audition with a song similar to the show you are auditioning for. Here are some musical songs that are similar to the style of the show. If I Were a Bell (Guys and Dolls) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P32pSaKsetY Many a New Day (Oklahoma!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHtLvFbWqoQ Out of My Dreams (Oklahoma!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGyQssxVMbQ I Got Lost in His Arms (Annie Get Your Gun) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmDwsejE_7I Break a leg!

I need a good audition song for The Music Man? by Q: I'm in high school and I'm auditioning for The Music Man. I have a good voice and I'm going for the role of Harold Hill. What songs are good for auditioning for that role?

A: In my auditions, I've sung songs from the musical I was auditioning for and just about every other kind of song. For Harold Hill, I would pick a song with a little comedy in it but one that also highlights your voice.

Does anyone have any advice for playing Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man? by mandy Q: I am 16, and I was just cast as Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man. I am looking for any tips on how to best play this role. Any thoughts at all would be appreciated, or any advice by anyone who has played this character or a similar character. I am hoping to make my Irish accent sound authentic as well, so any thoughts on that would be helpful as well. Thanks so much!

A: Mandy, the archetype of the Irish born mother is a kind, but tough-strong woman with a cagey sense of humor (usually very subtle sarcasm). I know several of these type of women in the real world who fit the description. Maybe someone in the cast can introduce you to a middle aged Irish Mom. Mrs. Paroo is a super secondary character from The Music Man (a show I've done a few times anyway). I don't think her accent is as important as her presence. She has a way of holding back...in the center of the stage. Do you understand? The emotions she conveys at different points are rich and important to the story. Her lines should be delivered so that she is heard and completely understood (I've heard actresses flub up lines for the sake of the brogue...) I love the way she flirts with the Professor and her forceful advice to Marion about finding a man. Hope this helps. Break a leg!

In the play, Music Man, what are characteristics of Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn? by Q: I have recently been cast as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in our play of Music Man. I have been doing much research, and have a very different view of the character than I did before. However, I am still uncertain how to perform certain actions and I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips? I am struggling with picking a walk, and how over board I should go during some events, example the Wan Tan Ye song. She is not stupid, so how exactly should I got about this? Thank you!

A: I googled the character cause it's been a while since I've done anything with the music man, and this question was actually asked on yahoo answers a few years ago. Here's the link, and the answers about it: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071124090626AAlwfKw

What is a good audition song for the Music Man? by Q: My high school is doing Music Man soon and I really want a named part (anything but chorus) I'm a junior, I sing mezzo-soprano (but i can sing as high as first soprano and as low as tenor) and I can dance pretty well. I don't know much about the show. Help! What song should I use? Character song? Ballad? Suggestions? Help!

A: Hi Nicky its me Loren ur sister lol :)

How much of The Music Man was filmed in Iowa? by Pmpknking Q: Did they film any part of the newest version of "The Music Man" in Iowa? Just curious. Wondering if any movie musicals such as "State Fair" and "The Pajama Game" were filmed here in Iowa at all. Canada? Did these movie producers decide that the real Iowa just suddenly disappeared and they couldn't possibly film here? I'm sorry. I understand that it doesn't always work out that way. But I just enjoy movies like the original Hairspray (which was filmed in Baltimore) it adds an element of realism.

A: "Filming locations for The Music Man (1962) More at IMDbPro » Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA Filming locations for The Music Man (2003) (TV) More at IMDbPro » Millbrook, Ontario, Canada Milton, Ontario, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada" Apparently, none

What gauge of string for electric guitar silo 30 by music man is needed? by Q: String for silo 30 music man "I'd like to set my guitar with the default string as it was while I brought it"

A: Just use whatever feels comfortable - not everyone likes the same gauge strings.

What should I do to prepare for the role of Zaneeta in the Music Man? by Dancer Q: I am going to audition for the role of Zaneeta which i guess is a big dancing role in the Music Man. What should I do to prepare for the role?

A: I'd watch and version of the movie or the play that you can get your hands on. Just try to put yourself in a good mind frame for the auditon so you can show the directors all of your potential and talent. Good luck! :D

What is a good audition song from the music man? by DJay Q: i'm doing the music man at school. they suggested that i sing something from the play. i want to try out for harold hill but ill settle for anything. i don't want to do anything that's too hard because I'm afraid to mess up. but i want to show them that i can sing his parts. if i cant decide, ill just sing a song i sing really well called hit me with a hot note. i know a girl sings it but i can sing it really well.

A: Madam librarian would be a good one, but it is hard because it has really low notes. Another good one would be Seventy Six Trombones. there is a long part at the beginning that Harold sings.

What is the first song in the Music Man that the quartet sings? by B Q: What is the song that Herald Hill in the Music Man teaches the quartet for the first time?

A: Ice Cream - then Sincere. "How can there be any sin in sincere?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbBITrZa6Ok http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Music_Man

Where can I find an old fashioned costume for The Music Man? by THE wAlKiNg CoNtRaDiCt. Q: I am in the Music Man and need a costume by January 23 (dress rehearsals). I am playing a Pick-a-Little Lady and Amaryllis' sister, Sarah (a part that was not in the movie, the directors made up that part). Please tell me where I can find a costume for these parts (I"ve already checked eBay) HELP!

A: Go to google, search "costume shop" and "name of your city/town". Then click the link that says, "Local results for costume shop near *name of your city, state*". This will bring up an interactive map and listing of costume shops on the left. If you want costume shops specifically in relation to how close they are to your house, type your home address in at the top where it says "your city, state". Good luck. Do you know what you're looking for, dress-wise? We did a production of the Music Man a couple years ago and I have pictures (I too was a pick-a-little lady). If you would like to see those pics, e-mail me.

What Song to Sing for Music Man Audition? by alamodeee Q: If I am auditioning for Marion in The Music Man, should I sing Goodnight my Someone or Til There Was You? I feel equally comfortable singing both. Thanks in advance!

A: They are both good songs. I would think Goodnight My Someone would better show off your range. But Till There was You is 'sweeter', more lyrical and romantic. I'd say use whichever you think best shows off your particular talent. Good luck! Shirley Jones is a hard act to follow! 8^)

What monologue should i use to audition for The Music Man? by bocababy22 Q: I need a website that has monologues from the same era as The Music Man which is around the 50's and 60's(i think) but it can't actually be from The Music Man.

A: Try the links : Horton's Free Monologues - Actors - Students - Auditionslisten to this monologue FRANK: 30's-50's; seven 1-15 min monologues ... Men: PROPHET: 30's-60's. He comes to liberate the dispossessed American Farmer. ... www.stagepage.info/monologs/_monologs.html - 37k - Cached - Similar pages 60 Seconds to Shine: 101 Original One-minute Monologues at ...There are exciting and engaging monologues here for all types, ages, ... LEONARD (50's to 60's) dramatic, a man talks about realizing his mother has ... www.biggerbooks.com/book/9781575254319 - 71k - Cached - Similar pages

What song should I sing at my audition for The Music Man? by *♥Girl in the red dress♥*○•. Q: I'm auditioning for The Music Man at my school. For the audition we need to sing a song from the play. I'm not much of a belter, and this is my first time auditioning for a big role so I want to sing a song that's safe and easy to sing. I'm not too familiar with the play, so I don't really know the songs. What song should I sing? Thanks!

A: I do love the idea of "Wells Fargo Wagon" another answerer suggested. But it might be tough to pull off without knowing the scene; and not the easiest of tempos. I think, in your case, I'd sing "76 Trombones". I would imagine you know at least the refrain of the song. It's a song you can belt out, power over the high notes. And the best part of doing that piece is that you can MOVE around. And I mean strut, swing your arms, march around, gesticulate. Use eye contact. It might give you an edge. Well, break a leg!

What parts does Marian the Librarian sing in the Music Man? by Me Q: At my school, we are doing the Music Man and I want to try out for Marian the Librarian. What songs does she sing? Thanks!

A: She's the love interest of the main character! She gets all of the good girl songs! Like, My White Night, 'Til there was You, Goodnight, My Someone, and some more.

what is the difference between the music man and the music man Junior? by Still Confused Q: I am planning on audtioning for the music man Junior and i would like to know if it is any diffrent then the music man. I am audtioning with a youth theater.

A: Its a little different. I have been in many Junior show before and it just means they take out some scenes and numbers. Also they will add extra parts and ensemble to songs that are sometimes sung by an individual.

Music Man?? by :)4cheese yumm cheese! Q: Who has seen music man? Cuz im going to do it for a school play and i dont know what its about

A: "Professor" Harold Hill is a con man whose scam is to convince parents he can teach their musically-disinclined children to play musical instruments. Taking pre-paid orders for instruments and uniforms with the promise he will form a band, he skips town and moves on to the next one before he's exposed. Arriving in fictional 1912 River City, Iowa, Hill finds his modus operandi compromised when he becomes attracted to local librarian, Marian Paroo, who recognizes him for the fraud he is. Nevertheless, she falls in love with the smooth-talking charmer when he draws her self-conscious, lisping brother Winthrop from his shell. When Hill's scheme begins to unravel, he is faced with the choice of escaping yet again or staying with Marian and facing the consequences. He chooses to stay, and is rewarded with unanticipated redemption: uncritical parents marvel and cheer as Hill's newly organized Boy's Band performs.

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