Children invited to audition for 'The Music Man'

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2008-08-27
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Department of Theatre of Arts will hold an open audition for children ages 8 to 15 for the university’s production of “The Music Man.”

The audition will take place at 4 p.m. Sept. 4 in room 160 of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. The room is located across the hall from the Communication and Theatre Arts Departments’ offices.

Children should be prepared to sing and dance. Girls should be familiar with the chorus of “Goodnight, My Someone.” Boys should be familiar with the song, “Gary, Indiana.” Copies of both songs are available and are posted on the callboard outside the Theatre Arts Department office. They may be picked up anytime after 10 a.m. on Aug. 27. A short dance combination will be taught at the audition as well.

The callback time is 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 6 also in room 160 of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

If a child receives a callback, he/she will need to prepare a short scene. Sides will be provided prior to the callback audition. They can be picked up on the callboard outside room 160 of the Merillat Centre for the Arts anytime on Sept. 5 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Boys will read “Winthrop” side. Girls will read “Amaryllis” side. At the callback, they will read/act from the sides. They are not required to be memorized, but it would be helpful. They also may be asked to sing again from the songs prepared at the initial audition.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the audition process may be found at www.huntington.edu/theatre/music-man.htm.

“The Music Man” will be performed at Huntington University on Nov. 6-8.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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