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The Hill Country Community Theatre is accepting applications starting Wednesday, Feb. 1, for its 2023 summer youth program. This year’s production is “The Music Man Jr.” The camp is for ages 8-17 and runs June 5-18.

According to the Cottonwood Shores nonprofit theater’s website, the “musical tells the story of charismatic conman Harold Hill, who galvanizes a stodgy, entertainment-starved Iowa town at the turn of the 20th century. Intending to fleece River City’s citizens with a false scheme to organize a boys’ band, Hill’s plans hit a sour note when he falls for Marian, the town librarian.”

Based on Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” which won eight Tony Awards and was turned into a 1962 film starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones, “it is a beautiful story about how music can transform a person and a community.”

Tuition for the HCCT summer program is $325 per child. Directors are Jordan Jones and Christine Ashbaugh. Video auditions are required. More information will be available upon acceptance into the program.

The camp will end with four live performances for the public. 

The Hill Country Community Theatre is located at 4003 FM 2147 West in Cottonwood Shores. Visit its website for more information about productions and other events.