PINEDALE — As the season begins to change, the Pinedale Theatre Company (PTC) is planning for its fall production of “The Music Man,” with showings planned on Oct. 26, 27 and 28.
PTC’s Communication Director Ellie Brown announced auditions will be held at the Sheppard Auditorium in Pinedale from Aug. 17 to 19.
“We are so excited to be presenting this show! It’s a fun story set in a small town with lots of kids and adults. What could be better?” Brown said in a recent press release.
Anne Mason, producing artistic director of Relative Theatrics theatre company in Laramie and a 2022 recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award, was hired by the PTC to direct the upcoming production.
Mason will conduct community auditions with individuals as young as 8-years-old through adulthood in 15-minute timeslots from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 17 and 18. Dance auditions will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. both days. Call-backs are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19.
“The Music Man,” with music and lyrics by Meridith Willson is based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader and sells instruments and uniforms to naïve Midwestern townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. However, Harold is no musician and he plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother, Marian begins to fall in love with him. He risks being caught to win her heart.
PTC is a community theatre organization that draws its actors from our local area.
“That’s what makes it so fun!” Brown said, adding, “So If you enjoy singing, dancing and acting we encourage you to join us and try out for this production.
To sign up for auditions or for more information, contact Ellie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.