Tryouts for “Robin Hood: The Musical” take place at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6, at the Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St. in Uniontown.
Director Bill Carr is looking for a couple dozen 11- to 18-year-olds. No prior experience is required. There is a fee to participate in this production, but scholarship opportunities are available. Rehearsals are weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m., with no rehearsals on days there is no school.
Performances are 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 16 through March 3. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and are available at asocplay.com.
Robin Hood is the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, leading a merry life with his followers. Impoverished citizens led by Robin are waging a battle against the evil Prince John. He has taken the place of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, who has gone on a crusade. Lady Merle of Cornwall, however, hopes to make John more acceptable to the people of England by forcing Maid Marian, Robin’s childhood sweetheart, to marry the Prince. Robin must stop the marriage, defeat a nasty sheriff and secure Nottingham for the king’s return.