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Highland to hold auditions for ‘The Music Man’

Auditions for the Highland Community College 47TH season of Summerset Theatre production of “The Music Man” will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Performance dates are July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and July 19 at 2 p.m.

The director is seeking a diverse cast, adults, and youth (ages 10 and older). There is singing, dancing and acting for the audition. No previous theatre experience is necessary. Please bring a pencil or pen to the audition.

The plot of “The Music Man” is about a conman named Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer, selling band instruments and uniforms to Midwestern townsfolk. He plans to train them to form a new band, even though he is no musician. His plan is to skip town, but not before a prim librarian and piano teacher catches onto the scam. Love ensues and Harold risks being caught to win her.

“We are excited to present Meredith Wilson’s ‘The Music Man’ for Summerset 47,” said Laura Early, director, and Highland Theatre Arts instructor. “The Music Man is a fun musical for the entire family.”

For more information contact Laura Early at or 815-599-3492. Tickets sales will begin at 1 p.m. on June 8.