Theatre group gears up for summer production

Theatre group gears up for summer production The Vermillion Community Theatre is proud to announce the debut of yet another original musical this summer at the Vermillion High School Performing Arts Center.

After last year's highly successful Robin Hood; Spirit of the Greene the same writing team has been hard at work for several months but is ready to announce this summer's newest production. It is a musical comedy called The Absurd Adventures of Lewis and Clark.

The musical will feature the expected characters of Lewis and Clark, their men, President Thomas Jefferson and his panel of scientific experts of the time, the animals of the prairie and the majestic natives of the land. The story is told from the perspective of a middle school class doing research on the journals of Lewis and Clark.

Within the story are a few twists thrown in as the students try to come up with their own answers to events that happened exactly 200 years ago. This wacky adventure will take audiences on a ride filled with banjos, flutes, dances, laughs and a history lesson filled with awe and friendship.

The VCT production will coincide with the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebrations of 2004 and will be presented on July 9-12. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each night except for Sunday on which the performance is at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show or patrons can pick up tickets at Nook 'n Cranny or Davis Pharmacy up to two weeks prior to the show.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 and 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 at the Vermillion High School. Rehearsals will begin shortly after the Vermillion Public Schools let out for summer recess and will be held Monday through Thursday evenings during June, with only one or two nights a week reserved for child actors.

For more information, contact Daniel L. Miller at 624-7845 or e-mail him at or visit the VCT Web site at

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