Music Man Auditions

St. Petersburg Opera announces auditions for select roles (Mayor Shinn, Charlie Cowell, Constable Locke, and Train Conductor) in The Music Man.

St. Petersburg Opera Company The Music Man by Meredith Willson

Mark Sforzini Artistic Director
Deanna Dys Stage Director
Rehearsals begin June 6, 2018
Show dates: June 29, July 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8, 2018
All positions paid


Opera Central, 2145 First Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712


Mayor Shinn – A blustery politician who is all too “self-important”. Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill. Male age 50 – 60

Charlie Cowell – A traveling salesman who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes. Tirelessly attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill. Male age 30’s – 50’s

Constable Locke – a stern policeman; bit-part. (In our production, may be asked to perform in the vocal ensemble, too, pending vocal abilities) Male age 35 – 60.

Train Conductor – business-like; bit-part. Male age 25 – 60. (May also be asked to perform in the vocal ensemble)

If interested, please email a resume to St. Petersburg Opera Production Assistant Zach Twitty by March 28th to ensure a slot in these auditions. A pianist will be provided.

Zach Twitty, Production Assistant

Sides for the various characters will be provided via email upon submission of resume. If interested in Charlie Cowell, Constable or Conductor, please prepare 16 or 32 bars of a vocal selection of your choosing.