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  • Show Dates:
  • Show Location:
    Sutherland Auditorium

Registration

Tuition Cost:

$300.00Early Registration
May 1–31, 2019
$325.00Regular Registration
June 1–August 15, 2019
$350.00Late Registration
August 16–September 15, 2019
$375.00Late Late Registration
September 16–23, 2019

Payment Options

Debit or Credit CardDiscover, Mastercard or Visa is accepted when registering online or by phone
Checks

Make payable to Biola University and mail to:

Biola Youth Theatre
c/o Biola University
13800 Biola Ave.,
La Mirada, CA 90639

Registration Forms

Students will not be allowed to audition or rehearse/attend classes until all forms are fully completed, signed, and turned in to the BYT office.

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Character List

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. 

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 25 to 45

HAROLD HILL, our story's unsuspecting protagonist. A con man, traveling under the auspices of a salesman, he eventually falls in love with Marian Paroo. Charismatic and charming.

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range top: F4
  • Vocal range bottom: Ab2

SHINN, a blustery politician who is all too "self-important." Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 50 to 60

EWART DUNLOP, a member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop.

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 25 to 45
  • Vocal range top: F5
  • Vocal range bottom: F3

OLIVER HIX, a baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix. 

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 25 to 45
  • Vocal range top: F4
  • Vocal range bottom: B2

JACEY SQUIRES, the highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires. 

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 25 to 45
  • Vocal range top: C5
  • Vocal range bottom: C3

OLIN BRITT, a citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill. 

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 25 to 45
  • Vocal range top: C4
  • Vocal range bottom: F2

MARCELLUS WASHBURN, Harold's chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 30 to 40 
  • Vocal range top: A4 
  • Vocal range bottom: G2

TOMMY DJILAS, an attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta. 

  • Gender: male
  • Age: 15 to 20

    MARIAN PAROO, the town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.

    • Gender: female
    • Age: 20 to 30
    • Vocal range top: A5
    • Vocal range bottom: G3

    MRS. PAROO, cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop. 

    • Gender: female
    • Age: 45 to 60
    • Vocal range top: Eb5
    • Vocal range bottom: Ab3

    AMARYLLIS, a slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo. 

    • Gender: female
    • Age: 8 to 12
    • Vocal range top: E5
    • Vocal range bottom: C4

    WINTHROP PAROO, Marian's baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.

    • Gender: male
    • Age: 8 to 12
    • Vocal range top: Eb5
    • Vocal range bottom: C4

    EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN, Mayor Shinn's peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.

    • Gender: female
    • Age: 40 to 50
    • Vocal range top: D5
    • Vocal range bottom: D4

    ZANEETA SHINN, the Mayor's fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times.

    • Gender: female
    • Age: 14 to 18

    ALMA HIX, a "Pick-a-Little Lady" married to Oliver Hix. 

    • Gender: female
    • Age: 25 to 45

    MAUD DUNLOP, a "Pick-a-Little Lady" married to Ewart Dunlop. 

    • Gender: female
    • Age: 25 to 45

    ETHEL TOFFELMIER, a comical "Pick-a-Little Lady," and Marcellus Washburn's girlfriend. 

    • Gender: female
    • Age: 25 to 40

    MRS. SQUIRES, a "Pick-a-Little Lady" married to Jacey Squires. 

    • Gender: female
    • Age: 25 to 45

    ENSEMBLE: Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen

    Leads and Ensemble

    Auditions

    Event Date Time Location
    Auditions September 9 & 11, 2019 4 p.m. Rancho

     

    Call Backs

    Event Date Time Location
    Call Backs September 14 9 a.m. Sutherland

     

    All Cast Rehearsals

    Note: All Saturdays are mandatory.

    Event Date Time Location
    All Cast Rehearsal Saturday, October 12 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sutherland
    All Cast Rehearsal Saturday, October 26 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sutherland
    All Cast Rehearsal Saturday, November 16 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sutherland
    All Cast Rehearsal Saturday, December 14 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sutherland

     

    Leads

    Notes:

    • Call times will vary between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.*
    • All Saturdays are mandatory
    • It is possible that leads will have an additional rehearsal on a Wednesday or Friday, occasionally.
    Event Date Time Location
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, September 16 4–10 p.m. Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, September 23 Cast A Leads 4-6:30 p.m. Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, September 23 Cast B Leads 7-9:30 p.m. Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, October 7 4–10 p.m.* Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, October 14 4–10 p.m.* Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, October 21 4–10 p.m.* Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Thursday, October 24 6–9 p.m.* Rancho
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, October 28 4–10 p.m.* Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, November 4 4–10 p.m.* Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, November 11 4–10 p.m.* Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Thursday, November 14 6-9 p.m. Rancho
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, November 18 4–10 p.m.* Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, November 25 4–10 p.m.* Sutherland
    Lead Rehearsal Monday, December 2 4–10 p.m.* Sutherland
    Costume Fittings Wednesday, December 18 TBA Crowell
    Costume Parade Saturday, December 28 TBA TBA

     

    Ensemble

    Note: All Saturday rehearsals are mandatory.

    Event Date Time Location
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, September 16 4-10 p.m. Sutherland
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, September 23 7-9:30 p.m. Sutherland
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, October 7 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rancho
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, October 14 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rancho
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, October 21 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rancho
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, October 28 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sutherland
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, November 4 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sutherland
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, November 11 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sutherland
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, November 18 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rancho
    Ensemble Rehearsal Monday, December 2 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rancho
    Costume Parade Saturday, December 28 TBA TBA

     

    Select Bit Parts

    Event Date Time Location
    Dance Rehearsal Thursday, October 24 6-9 p.m. Rancho
    Dance Rehearsal Thursday, November 14 6-9 p.m. Rancho
    Rehearsal Monday, November 25 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rancho
    Costume Fitting Wednesday, December 18 TBA TBA
    Costume Parade Saturday, December 28 TBA TBA

    Run Throughs / Clean Ups

    Who What When: Day When: Time Where
    Cast A Act 1 Saturday, December 14 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sutherland
    Cast B Act 1 Saturday, December 14 1-4:30 p.m. Sutherland
    Cast A Act 2 Monday, December 16 4–10 p.m. Sutherland
    Cast B Clean Up Monday, December 16 4–6 p.m. Rancho
    Cast B Act 2 Tuesday, December 17 4–10 p.m. Sutherland
    Cast A Clean Up Tuesday, December 17 4–6 p.m. Rancho
    Cast A Acts 1 & 2 Tuesday, January 7 4 p.m. Crowell
    Cast B Acts 1 & 2 Wednesday, January 8 4 p.m. Crowell

     

    Tech Rehearsal

    Who What When: Day When: Time Where
    Cast A Tech Rehearsal Friday, January 11 TBA Crowell
    Cast B Tech Rehearsal Friday, January 11 TBA Crowell

     

    Dress Rehearsal

    Who What When: Day When: Time Where
    Cast A Dress Rehearsal Monday, January 13 TBA Crowell
    Cast B Dress Rehearsal Tuesday, January 14 TBA Crowell
    Cast A Dress Rehearsal Wednesday, January 15 TBA Crowell
    Cast B Dress Rehearsal Thursday, January 16 TBA Crowell

     

    Shows

    Note: Times listed are show times. Call times for the cast will be given at a later date.

    Who What When: Day When: Time Where
    All Cast Show Friday, January 17 7:30 p.m. Crowell
    All Cast Show Saturday, January 18 1:30 p.m. Crowell
    All Cast Show Saturday, January 18 7:30 p.m. Crowell
    All Cast Show Sunday, January 19 1:30 p.m. Crowell

     

    Pick Up Rehearsal

    Who What When: Day When: Time Where
    Cast A Pick Up Rehearsal Tuesday, January 21 4-6:30 p.m. Crowell
    Cast B Pick Up Rehearsal Tuesday, January 21 7-9:30 p.m. Crowell

     

    Shows

    Note: Times listed are show times. Call times for the cast will be given at a later date.

    Who What When: Day When: Time Where
    All Cast Show Thursday, January 23 7:30 p.m. Crowell
    All Cast Show Friday, January 24 7:30 p.m. Crowell
    All Cast Show Saturday, January 25 1:30 p.m. Crowell
    All Cast Show Saturday, January 25 7:30 p.m. Crowell

     

    Strike

    Note: All students are required to sign up and help with one Strike date. A sign up list will be passed around at a later rehearsal.

    Who What When: Day When: Time Where
    All Cast Strike Saturday, January 25 10:30 p.m. Crowell
    All Cast Strike Sunday, January 26 1:00 p.m. Crowell

    Parent Meeting

    Parent meetings are mandatory unless other arrangements are made with the office.

    Date Time Details Location
    August 29 6:30 p.m. All Parents Rancho
    October 24 6:30 p.m. All Parents Rancho
    December 5 6:30 p.m. All Parents Rancho

    Work Days

    Parents must select two Work Days in which to participate. 

    Date Time Details Location
    October 12 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. See Parent Workday/Load-In Form Rancho
    October 26 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. See Parent Workday/Load-In Form Rancho
    November 16 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. See Parent Workday/Load-In Form Rancho
    December 14 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. See Parent Workday/Load-In Form Rancho

    Load In

    Parent must select one Load In day in which to participate.

    Date Time Details Location
    December 21 TBA Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    December 26 TBA Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    December 27 TBA Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    December 28 TBA Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    December 30 TBA Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    January 2 TBA Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    January 3 TBA Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    January 4 TBA Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell

    Shows

    Parent must select three Shows in which to participate. See Parent Participation form.

    Date Time Details Location
    Friday, January 17 7–9 p.m. See Parent Show Form Distributed at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    Saturday, January 18 1:30-4:30 p.m. See Parent Show Form Distributed at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    Saturday, January 18 7-9 p.m. See Parent Show Form Distributed at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    Sunday, January 19 1:30-4:30 p.m. See Parent Show Form Distributed at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    Thursday, January 23 7-10 p.m. See Parent Show Form Distributed at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    Friday, January 24 7-10 p.m. See Parent Show Form Distributed at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    Saturday January 25 1:30-4:30 p.m. See Parent Show Form Distributed at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    Saturday, January 25 7-10 p.m. See Parent Show Form Distributed at Second Parent Meeting Crowell

    Strike

    Parent must select one Strike day in which to participate. See Parent Participation form.

    Date Time Details Location
    Saturday, January 25 10:30 p.m. Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell
    Sunday, January 26 1 p.m. Sign Up at Second Parent Meeting Crowell