The Music Man

Book by Meredith Willson, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson. Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.

Directed by Julie Murphy

An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

Produced by Verona Area Community Theater at Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St., Verona

Performances: June 20-28, 2014

Performance Times: 7:30 PM, ex. June 22 2:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $15 Adult / $10 Student/Senior

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions for the VACT summer production, THE MUSIC MAN, will be Monday and Tuesday, April 14th & 15th at the VACT Building, 405 Bruce Street, (not the High School).

Please come prepared to sing 16 measures of a song of your choice from a musical. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music. You will be asked to read; this will be provided at the audition. There will also be a dance audition. Please dress comfortably and bring shoes that will allow you to dance.

Auditions for children will begin at 6pm, and music and dance auditions for adults will start when the children are done.

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