Missoula Children’s Theatre Casting for "Princess and the Pea"

Posted July 2, 2009

Part of Summer Adventures at Proctors

SCHENECTADY, NY--- As part of the Summer Adventures at Proctors Program, Missoula Children’s Theatre will be holding auditions for casting in this year’s production, Princess and the Pea. Children ages 6-18 are welcome to audition.

Auditions are scheduled for Monday, August 3 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. at the Mainstage at Proctors.

Tuition for this program is $90. This will include two performance tickets the public performances. Payment is not due until after cast in the production.

Once cast rehearsals will take place August 3 – August 8 from 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. There will be two public performances, August 7 at 1pm and August 8 at 3 P.M. Tickets are $6 for children and $8 for adults.

The internationally acclaimed touring company Missoula Children’s Theater will cast 60 children to perform in “Princess and the Pea.” Participants will spend a week of rehearsal refining acting skills and learning new ones. The week will conclude with a full-scale musical production on the Mainstage at Proctors.

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 nearly 1,300 communities this year with 47 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 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. For students interested in a career in the performing arts, MCT has developed Next Step Prep—The Academy for Musical Theatre—providing high school students an affordable opportunity to train and study with well-known professionals in the field of music, dance and acting to prepare for college.

No advance preparation is required for auditions. Students will be asked to both speak and sing for group auditions. Wear comfortable clothing and SMILE!

Walk-ups are welcome or you may pre-register on line by going to proctors.org/education/summer_adventures and returning the registration form or by calling the box office at (518) 346-6204.

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