Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Auditions for The Music Man

Hershey Area Playhouse announces auditions for its summer musical, The Music Man on May 17 and 18.

Auditions will be held Friday, May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. for performers ages 12 and older. Saturday, May 18, children under 12 are invited to audition between 9 and 11 a.m. Auditions will then re-open for all ages from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Callbacks on Sunday, May 19, are possible and will be announced later.

The production will take place July 18-21 and 25-28, 2013. A tentative rehearsal schedule will be available for perusal at auditions.

The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In River City, Iowa, prim librarian and piano teacher Marian Paroo sees through him, but when Hill helps her younger brother overcome his fear of social interactions due to his lisp, Marian begins to fall in love with Harold. Harold, in turn falling for Marian, risks being caught to win her.

Additional audition information is available on the Hershey Area Playhouse website at www.HersheyAreaPlayhouse.com . For additional questions, please contact one of the directors, Tracey Ford (tdford@hersheys .com) or Eric Mansilla (esm001@lvc.edu).