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Auditions set for Indian Valley Theatre’s 'Don’t Hug Me – County Fair'

Did you enjoy Indian Valley Theatre’s production of “Don’t Hug Me” performed in February 2017? Did you imagine being a cast member in that fun show? Now you have the perfect opportunity.

Auditions for “Don’t Hug Me – County Fair,” a sequel to the musical comedy, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Community Room at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich.

Come prepared to sing a short song a capella and do a cold reading from the script. No appointment is necessary, and IVT membership is not required to audition, although it is required if cast. Audition forms may be downloaded prior to auditioning on IVT’s website, www.indianvalleytheatre.com.

“Don’t Hug Me – County Fair” is a standalone musical with book and lyrics by Phil Olson and music by Paul Olson. You do not have to have seen the first play or have been an actor in it in order to audition.

In the play, it’s summertime and the Bunyan County Fair is approaching, the biggest thing that’s happened in Bunyan Bay since the winter carnival snowplow parade.

This year, the Bunyan County Fair means one thing to Gunner and Clara Johnson, owners of a little bar called The Bunyan: The Miss Walleye Queen Competition.

Bernice, the pretty waitress, sees this as her big chance to win Miss Walleye Queen, to be discovered and more important, to have her face carved in butter at the Minnesota State Fair. The stakes have never been higher in Bunyan Bay.

The trouble begins when Gunner’s wife, Clara, decides she also wants to win Miss Walleye Queen. Bigger trouble arrives when Gunner’s estranged twin sister, Trigger, shows up to try to win the beauty pageant.

Performances will be March 1-3 and March 8-10, 2019.

For questions or more information about auditions for “Don’t Hug Me – County Fair,” contact Director Matthew Johnson at info@indianvalleytheatre.com.

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