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Children's Theater Auditions Announced

K-12 auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Alice in Wonderland”

The Lakewood Cultural Center is delighted to host auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s (MCT) participatory musical theater residency of “Alice in Wonderland” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 for children in grades K-12. This group audition requires no advance registration, preparation or previous stage experience.  Participants must sign in by 3:45 p.m. and will be required to stay for the full two-hour group audition.  Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

Rehearsals will begin immediately following the audition and will continue for the week Tuesday through Friday after school 4-8:30 p.m. and Saturday morning. In addition to a wide variety of roles, assistant directors also will be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.

Two, one-hour fully staged performances of “Alice in Wonderland” will take place at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Cost for participation in the residency is $50 per participant, which is assessed only to those children accepted into the program. Tickets for the two public performances are $9 and are available at 303-987-7845, or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office. Senior, student and child discounts are available. Ample, free parking.

As the nation’s largest touring children’s theater, MCT has been touring extensively for 40 years from Montana to Japan. A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and makeup, everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast!  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 life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.

The 2013-2014 Lakewood Cultural Center Presents season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, 5280 Magazine and the Denver Post Community, improving and enriching the lives of those in our community.
Posted on: Wednesday, December 04, 2013