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Missoula Children's Theater Treasure Island Audition June 19


An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of TREASURE ISLAND on Monday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Watford City Intermediate School Media Center in Watford City. Those auditioning should arrive at 11:30 a.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 mother and six sisters, a rollicking Pirate Crew, Jim's Ruffian friends, seacoast Villagers and cuddly Gulls. Students, grades 1 – 8 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, June 20 to June 23 starting at 10 a.m. each day.

The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation's largest touring children's theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. The tour team will arrive with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play, and will cast 50-60 local students to perform. 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 life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.

TREASURE ISLAND will be presented on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at the Watford City Intermediate School Media Center. The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in Watford City is brought to you by the Long X Arts Foundation with support from Watford City Parks and Recreation and the City of Watford City.

For more information, contact Jessie at the Long X Arts Foundation at 701-770-8659 or longxarts@gmail. com.


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