|SOUTHEASTERN SCHEDULES AUDITIONS APRIL 9-10 FOR SUMMER PRODUCTION
OF “THE MUSIC MAN”
HAMMOND – Auditions
have been scheduled for the Southeastern Louisiana University Opera/Music
Theatre Workshop’s June 24-25 production of the award-winning, critically
acclaimed Broadway classic, “The Music Man.”
Charles Effler said auditions will be held in the Pottle Music Building
Auditorium on Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10.
He said the show
offers a supporting role for a young boy and young girl plus a large number
of leading roles, supporting roles and chorus parts for children and adults.
On both dates, children
entering grades 3-8 in fall 2005 will audition from 2-5 p.m.; auditions
for adults, high school students and university students will be held from
will offer the north shore community an opportunity to participate in a
fully staged production with orchestra, professionally designed sets, lights
and costumes – and with professional leadership at every level,” Effler
New York City director/choreographer
Wendy Taucher, who staged recent Southeastern summer productions of “Annie”
and “Oliver!,” will again join Southeastern faculty and staff to create
“The Music Man.” Effler said Southeastern’s production will cast an extended
chorus of up to 30 children to give as many young people as possible the
opportunity to participate.
of “The Music Man” are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 24 and 2 p.m. and 7:30
p.m., June 25 at Southeastern’s historic Columbia Theatre for the Performing
Arts, 220 East Thomas St. in downtown Hammond.
Effler called “The
Music Man” “family entertainment at its best.”
“’The Music Man,’”
he said, “is an all-American institution, thanks to its quirky characters,
charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic
score. It is by turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, and it
is full of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads
which have become popular standards.”
The Department of
Music and Dramatic Arts’ Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will produce “The
Music Man” with the support from area businesses including North Oaks Health
System, Microtel Inn in Ponchatoula, Community Motors in Hammond, and with
funds from the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division
of the Arts and by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge through the
Decentralized Arts Funding Program.
For more information
about auditions or to make a tax deductible contribution to the production,
contact Effler at 985-549-2249, email@example.com
or SLU 10815, Hammond, LA 70402.