auditions are March 3
The Missoula children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for 35 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit more than 1,200 communities this year with 36 teams of Tour Actor/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 50-60 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 the original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales...a twist on the classic stories that you know and love. Also included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the Tour Actor/Directors. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all 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 Missoula Children’s Theatre is based in Missoula, Montana and also runs many local programs. These include musical theatre day camps and performing arts classes for local children, a summer residency Performing Arts Camp for students from around the world and the MCT Community Theatre which creates an arena for local talent of all ages to participate in large-scale productions and attracts audiences from western Montana.
This year the performance will be Pinocchio, two shows will be held at the Prairie High School on March 6, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Cost is $3.00 for K-8, Adult is $5.00, pre-school free.
Tryouts for this year’s Pinocchio play will be on March 2, 2009 @ the Prairie Elem. School @ 3:30, if selected, be prepared to start rehearsals that night. A notice was sent home with the children K-8 last week and a notice was posted in the high school bulletin. Any questions, just call Chris, 962-3550, eve.