Summer Theatre Youth Camp to present 'Music Man'

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2006-07-10
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University’s Summer Theatre Youth Camp participants will present a junior version of “The Music Man” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, in Zurcher Auditorium in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

General admission is $5 at the door. There is no reserved seating.

“Meredith Willson’s ‘The Music Man’ is an American musical classic, following fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill and his visit to River City, Iowa, where he convinces the town to adopt his revolutionary music program, ‘The Think System,’ or face the moral decline of the youngsters of River City,” according to the Broadway Junior Web site.

This production is the capstone of Huntington University’s first Summer Theatre Youth Camp. Through the four-week camp, children ages 6 to 15 learn basic theatrical training from theatre professionals and perform a fully produced musical theatre production. For youth ages 16-18, an apprentice program is offered at the same time. Apprentices are students with theatre interests that assist with facilitating the camp. They work more closely with the camp directors and serve as assistant directors, assistant choreographers, stage mangers and assistant designers.

For more information about “The Music Man” or the Summer Theatre Youth Camp, call the Huntington University Department of Theatre Arts at (260) 359-4279.

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Media personnel interested in taking photos of a rehearsal of “The Music Man” are welcome to do so at the following dates and times:

July 10-14 & July 17-21, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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