La Crosse, WI- 05/22/17- La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the fall musical, The Music Man, on June 12 and 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
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. There’s just one problem—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. Will she be able to change his tune by curtain’s fall?
The Music Man will be directed by guest artists Matthew Scott Campbell and Stephanie Harter. Campbell is an assistant professor of theatre and music theatre at Viterbo University who also works freelance as a director, AEA actor, and fight director. Harter is making her directing debut with The Music Man and is a frequent clinician, guest artist/teacher, and adjudicator for show choirs, competitions and youth & children’s theatre workshops, and she is overjoyed to join the voice faculty at Viterbo this fall.
Auditions are open for ages 8 and up. There are roles available for men, women, and children. First-time auditionees are welcome–no experience necessary. Auditionees are asked to prepare thirty seconds of singing and be dressed to move.
Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, September 8-24, 2017. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, June 16, 2017, as well as online and on the stage door. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled for Mondays through Fridays, beginning on July 31, 2017 at Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.