IMPORTANT UPDATE: In the interest of the health and safety of our Variety Kids, our crew, and all those auditioning for Variety Theatre’s 2020 production of The Music Man during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have made the decision to host video auditions in place of this spring’s in-person auditions. All auditions will now be submitted via video. Callbacks will also be submitted via video in April.
All those wanting to audition for The Music Man must still register online prior to submitting a video. Upon receipt of the completed registration form, Company Manager Joy Addler will reach out with more details and instructions on how to make a video submission.
Online audition registration will remain open for adults until 9 a.m. on Monday, March 23. Their video submission deadline will be 5 p.m. on March 23. Kids and teens must register online by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and submit their audition videos by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30.
Contact Joy at Joy@VarietySTL.org for more information, and for assistance with video submissions and possible alternatives. If you have already registered for auditions, Joy will contact you directly.
You could be on stage with Variety Theatre for our 2020 production of The Music Man, coming to the Touhill Performing Arts Center October 16 – 18 and 23 – 25, 2020! Adults, and kids and teens (ages 8 – 17) of all abilities and experience levels, are invited to audition for this full-scale production.
Find more details below and click here to register online! Questions? Contact Joy Addler at Joy@VarietySTL.org. You may also find information about our policies and procedures, including the casting process, here.
Inclusive Children’s Ensemble
Kids (ages 8 – 12) and teens (ages 13 – 17) are invited to audition for our Children’s Ensemble, which is fully inclusive of youth of all abilities.
Kids/Teens Auditions – NOW VIDEO SUBMISSIONS – SEE ABOVE:
Kids Auditions (ages 8 – 12):
Note: Please prepare the selected portion of “The Wells Fargo Wagon” – click here to download sheet music and use the music clips below to prepare.
“The Wells Fargo Wagon” Melody
“The Wells Fargo Wagon” Accompaniment
Teens Auditions (ages 13 – 17):
Note: Please prepare the selected portion of “Iowa Stubborn” – click here to download sheet music to download sheet music and use the music clips below to prepare.
“Iowa Stubborn” Melody
“Iowa Stubborn” Accompaniment
Non-Mandatory Parent Meeting – NOW VIRTUAL ON A TBD DATE:
A new meeting with the director and executive producer to review what to expect during the audition and casting process. Recommended but not mandatory. We are currently working on a virtual meeting for parents – details will be shared via email with those registered for auditions.
Each year, our outstanding cast also includes adults from across the country. Both Equity and non-Equity adults are invited to audition.
Adult Auditions – NOW VIA VIDEO SUBMISSIONS – SEE ABOVE
Note: Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song of your selection
Advance online registration is required for all age groups – no walk-ins will be accepted this year. Additional details, including what to expect and what to prepare for auditions, will be released closer to the audition date.