Missoula Children’s Theatre auditions offered
SAYRE – Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “Treasure Island,” will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Guthrie Performing Arts Center at the Sayre Theatre. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.
Among the roles to be cast are Jim Hawkins, his six sisters, a rollicking pirate crew, Jim’s ruffian friends, seacoast villagers and cuddly gulls. Students grades K-12 are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT tour actor-directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
Final performances of “Treasure Island” will be presented Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Guthrie Performing Arts Center at the Sayre Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. For more information, contact Lora Wiggins at 268-ARTS (2787) or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bcrac.org.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for 40 years, from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 47 teams of tour actors and directors. A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play … except the cast.
The team holds an open audition and casts 50 to 60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented on Saturday.
All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales … a twist on classic stories. Also included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the tour actors and directors.
Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem all are characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project. MCT’s mission is the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts.
The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is an arts service organization committed to supporting arts and culture throughout the region.