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HIGH NOTES: Auditions for Sandwich Fair melodramas slated

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 4:59 p.m. CDT

Indian Valley Theatre is getting ready for the 126th annual Sandwich Fair and its traditional melodrama performances.

This year, audiences will be treated to two classic melodramas chock full of puns and jokes galore – and local talent is needed to fill all roles.

IVT Melodrama’s offer a fun and easy way to break into theatre, as no experience is required and the only skill needed is the ability to have fun! Men, women and a few younger kids (school age) will be needed to fill these roles, so hitch up the horses and bring the entire family to audition!

“HOW STONEY GULCH GOT STOLEN” is the story of a major mystery in the town of Stony Gulch. Things keep disapearin’ – and soon the whole town might be gone. No one knows who to blame – or do they?

“ZORRO’S BACK IN TOWN OR THE CURSE OF BUCK BADUM” is the tale of cheated townsfolk, the deed to the Tottering Mine Shaft and of course our hero, Zorro!

Both productions will feature heroes, villains, damsels in distress and lots and lots of fun! Don’t miss out!

Auditions are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 1. Auditions are held at the Sandwich Opera House Community Room. No appointment is necessary.

Performances will be during the 2013 Sandwich Fair, Sept. 4-8. For more information visit

Jykes to be ‘Rockin’ Under the Oaks’

Summer is great for getting outdoors, spending time with the family, and enjoying good music. Now you can do it all at the Rockin’ Under the Oaks Family Concert Series.

Rockin’ Under the Oaks features three concerts this summer, two at Hoover Forest Preserve and one at Ellis House & Equestrian Center. Pack a picnic dinner (please no alcohol) or visit the concession stand. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the food and fun!

Gates open at 6 p.m. for all shows, with the bands playing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

The next show, on Thursday, July 18, will be at Ellis House & Equestrian Center and will feature the band “Jykes.”

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