¬†In order to accommodate more children this year the Missoula Children‚Äôs Theatre is coming TWICE to Plymouth this summer.¬† Free auditions for children entering first grade through age 18 will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 7, for ‚ÄúTreasure Island‚ÄĚ and 9 a.m. on Monday, June 21, for ‚ÄúThe Frog Prince.‚ÄĚ ¬†¬†Auditions will be conducted at the Menominee Elementary School Gymnasium.
Registration for audition begins at 8:30 a.m. in order to allow students and their parent‚Äôs time to complete and sign required forms. ¬†Students must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the two-hour session. The first rehearsal will begin 30 minutes after the audition ends.¬† Children may be in only one production, unless space permits.
This is a group audition.¬† No advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts.¬† In the past, everyone who auditioned was not cast.¬† Prepare your child for this possibility.¬† There are only 50 to 60 roles per show.¬† Everyone who auditions will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone, courtesy of DQ Grill & Chill.
Assistant Director (AD) roles are available for those students who want to be involved behind the scenes.¬† During the audition, the tour actor/directors ask if anyone, ages 10 and older, wants to be an AD.¬† Four to six ADs are selected for each production to help teach and direct the show early in the week, as well as take on technical responsibilities at performance time.¬† Their logistical help and creative ideas are a vital part of the MCT process and the experience of the ADs can be just as valuable as that of any cast member.¬† Students wanting to be ADs are required to take part in the audition session.
Rehearsals are 9 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 7-11 for ‚ÄúTreasure Island‚ÄĚ and June 21-25 for ‚ÄúThe Frog Prince‚ÄĚ in the Menominee Gymnasium and Young Outdoor Amphitheater.¬† All cast members will not be needed at every session, but those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week, and if selected be able to attend all rehearsals required for their roles.
A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the auditions.¬† Performances of ‚ÄúTreasure Island‚ÄĚ will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12, and ‚ÄúThe Frog Prince‚ÄĚ will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25, and Saturday, June 26, at the Young Outdoor Amphitheater in Centennial Park.¬† The casts will be called for dress rehearsal three hours before the Friday performances.