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Barter Theatre to hold auditions for young actors

From Staff Reports

Barter Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for young actors for this fall’s production of “The Music Man.” The theatre will be seeking actor/singers for the roles of Winthrop, Amaryllis and young people of the town.

For these roles, show organizers are seeking actors between 5 years old and 16 years old who are no more than five feet tall and are able to sing. Anyone who fits these requirements is encouraged to audition.

The audition will take place on Barter Theatre’s Gilliam Stage on Wednesday, June 14, from 10 a.m. noon. Show organizers ask that you arrive at 9:45 a.m. with a parent or guardian to fill out paperwork providing contact information and any conflicts you may have between July 11 and Nov. 11.

For the audition organizers would like to hear one song. You must bring sheet music with you or you will not be allowed to audition.  An accompanist will be provided. Some auditionees will be asked to stay to read sides from the play and dance. There is no need to prepare a monologue for this audition.

Rehearsals for the play begin on July 11, and the show opens on Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 11. The date and time of each performance is on the website at Each role will be double cast or swung, meaning you won’t be called to every performance. Come be a part of this exciting production at Barter Theatre.

RSVP to Katy Brown at [email protected]

Be sure to get your tickets to upcoming Barter Theatre productions, with tickets for every show starting at $20. Call the Barter Theatre Box Office at 276-628-3991 for more information.