Summer Musical

CK PAC Summer Musical 2023

Starting in the summer of 2023, the musical theatre production in odd-numbered years will be an ALL-AGES production open to anyone (adults included) in the CKSD area. 

Rehearsals for all-ages productions will take place in the evenings and all character roles will be played by age-appropriate actors cast from within our community.

Students from 2nd grade through middle school who wish to participate in the production should be joined in the cast by a parent or guardian "show buddy." Students in high school may participate on their own with parental approval. As with the 2022 summer all-district musical, participation in the program is free of charge. In 2024 (even-numbered years), the all-district summer musical will return featuring an all-youth cast of 3rd-12th graders.

The Central Kitsap Performing Arts Center presents
our first-ever ALL-AGES Summer Musical...

Meredith Willson's The Music Man

Book, Music and Lyrics by

Story by

There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian.

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.

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

You can still participate!

  1. River City Singers and Dancers - Sign up to participate!
    • Significant involvement
    • Sing and Dance in all big production numbers
    • Less than 2 conflicts during Phases 1-3, no conflicts Phase 4 forward
  2. River City Singers or Rock Island Rapper - Sign up to participate!
    • Moderate involvement
    • No more than 2 conflicts in Phase 1, 3, and 4 (this group will not rehearse in Phase 2), only 1 conflict during performance run
  3. Stage Crew - Sign up to participate!
    • Voluntary commitment
    • Limited Involvement
    • Present from Phase 4 forward only (tech/dress rehearsals and performances)
  4. Orchestra
    • By Audition/Appointment
    • Self-rehearsed until Phase 4
    • 3 Orchestra rehearsals prior to Tech/Dress and Performance
    • No Conflicts during Tech/Dress or Performances
  5. Creative Team
    • By coordination with with Producer
    • Time commitment varies with production team role
    • Some roles require performance presence, some do not.

Sing-Along, Kickoff & Auditions

Our kickoff meeting and auditions took place between Sunday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 21, 2023. We will share a final cast list via email before spring break.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Rehearsal Phases 

Rehearsals for this all-ages musical take place in the evening. Rehearsals in phases 1 & 2 will be highly compartmentalized.

  1. Learning the Music: July 10-14
  2. Blocking and Choreography: July 17-21
  3. Put-Togethers and Run-Throughs: July 24-27, July 31 - Aug. 4 & Aug. 6
  4. Tech and Dress Rehearsals: Aug. 7-9, Full Company Called
View the complete rehearsal and performance schedule > 


August 10-13 and August 17-20, 2023 at the stunning Central Kitsap Performing Arts Center!

🎭 Roles to be Cast

Charlie Cowell
A traveling salesmen who is on to Harold Hill's schemes. Tirelessy attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.
Gender: Male

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
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

A blustery politician who is all too "self-important." Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.
Gender: Male

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
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

Marian Paroo
The stuff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.
Gender: Female
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
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.
Gender: Female
Middle School
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
Middle School
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
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

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

🎺 Pit Orchestra

Part Instruments Needed 
 Bass   1
Cello   1
 Piano   1
 Trombone 1   1
 Trombone 2   1
 Bass Trombone   1
 Trumpet 1   1
Trumpet 2   1
 Trumpet 3   1
Violin A-B-C   2

 Meet the Creative Team!

Director – Tom Ossowski

Associate Professor — Florida State University

Producing Artistic Director — Post Playhouse (former)

Professor – The Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, China

Tom Ossowski teaches in the BFA Music Theatre Program at Florida State University, was the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska through the 2022 Season. Most recently at the Post Playhouse, Tom directed Something Rotten, The Music Man, Urinetown, Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot, A Man of No Importance, All Shook Up, 9 to 5, The Drowsy Chaperone, Oklahoma, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Always…Patsy Cline, and Hello, Dolly, and at Florida State, he directed A Man of No Importance, A New Brain, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sweeney Todd and music directed Cinderella, In the Heights, Hairspray, A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Urinetown. He has also directed and musically directed Into the Woods and The Family for the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China. His work has also taken him to Zug, Switzerland and to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is also a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Choreographer – Dewayne Barrett

Dewayne Barrett is an accomplished actor, actor, singer, dancer, teacher, director/choreographer whose career has taken him all around the world. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he began dancing at a very early age and danced with both the Georgia Ballet Company and The Atlanta Jazz Theatre. He then moved to NYC where he began even more training. As a performer he has performed all over the country in leading roles such as; Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Bobby in A Chorus Line, Rooster in Annie, Pat Gilbert in State Fair, Riff in Westside Story and Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain. Dewayne sailed around the world on cruise ships both as a singer/dancer and as director/choreographer for many top line cruise lines including; Royal Viking Line, Silversea, Cunard, Saga and Asuka Japanese Line. Dewayne has taught at Dance Masters of Wisconsin and taught many musical theatre master classes across the United States. He is a director/choreographer/teacher at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China, where he opened Oklahoma! and In the Heights in Mandarin. Dewayne is also the Associate Artistic Director at The Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska. He has choreographed for national tours, theme parks, dinner theatres, regional and community theatres, high schools, music videos, movies and parades. Dewayne has performed for both President Ronald Reagan, First Lady Nancy Reagan, President George Bush Sr. and First Lady Barbara Bush.

Music Director – Scott Meredith

Dr. Scott Meredith has recently relocated to the Seattle after teaching trumpet at the university level for over 18 years in Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas. As Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Wyoming, he taught trumpet lessons and the trumpet ensemble as well as academic courses that included Jazz Techniques, Jazz History, Romantic History, Intro to Music, and Orchestral Excerpts. He also founded the Snowy Range Brass Quintet, which toured the Rocky Mountain region giving concerts as well as in-school educational programs. Prior to his appointment at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Meredith taught at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of North Texas.

Dr. Meredith's students have routinely competed successfully in state, regional, and national festivals and competitions, including the National Trumpet Competition, the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, and numerous International Trumpet Guild conferences. Former members of his studio have gone on to earn Masters and Doctoral degrees from major music schools including the University of North Texas and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and many have professional careers as performers, public school teachers, and college music professors.

Dr. Meredith has performed nationally with the Boulder Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony (KY), the Irving, Plano, and San Angelo Symphonies (TX), Dallas Wind Symphony, North Carolina Pops, Orchestra of New Spain (TX), Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, and at the Colorado Music Festival. Currently, he is principal trumpet with the Wyoming Symphony. Locally, he performs with the Port Angeles Symphony and Brass Band Northwest.

Dr. Meredith earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas where he studied with Keith Johnson, Leonard Candelaria, and John Holt and baroque trumpet with John Thiessen. He earned his Masters Degree in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas and his Bachelor of Music Performance and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with William Pfund.

Dr. Meredith can be heard on the CD "Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon" featuring the premiere recording of her "Trumpet Songs" ("Trumpets can sing, too, and trumpeter Scott Meredith does just that, displaying a gorgeous tone and sense of phrasing." - Fanfare Magazine). He can also be heard on the "Teaching Music through Performance in Band" series as well as numerous recordings with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Corporon as part of the "Klavier Wind Project," including: Convergence, UFO: Music of Michael Daugherty, Time Pieces, Recollections, Symphonic Excursions, Escapades, Carmina Burana, Hemispheres, Allegories, and Retrospectives.

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