Category: Member News Created: Friday, 17 February 2017 15:45



Saturday, February 18, 1-4 pm


The newly formed Ariel Singers together with the Children/Youth Chorus, announces its plan to present Meredith Willson’s hit musical The Music Man, in this, it’s 50th Anniversary Season, June 17, 2017 at the Ariel Opera House in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio.

Auditions for the production are Saturday, February 18 from 1-4 p.m., in the 3rd floor Chamber Theatre.  Members must be able to match pitch and sing either unison melody or soprano, alto, tenor or bass. On Thursday, February 23rdat 7:00 p.m., choral rehearsals for the show will begin.

The show will require a cast of over 30 people, including townspeople and a marching band!  Roles for both children and adults are available.

The Tony award winning Broadway musical and Oscar winning movie is about a con man (Robert Preston) coming to a small midwestern town to sell band instruments and uniforms to unsuspecting parents, but falls in love with Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones), the town librarian and music teacher. The show is full of hit songs and features barbershop music at its best.

Judy Cavendish, conductor of the choirs, will be the Musical Director of the production. Stage director, choreographer, and other technical staff will be announced soon. For more information, contact Judy at (443) 204-5312.

Lora Lynn Snow, Executive Director
Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre
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