Approximately 50-60 local students (those entering first through eighth grade) will be cast to appear in the show. Auditions will be held at the Wright Opera House in Ouray at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10.
This is a group audition and no advance preparation is necessary. These auditions are very low key and feel more like a “game” to the students, but while they are playing, the Missoula team is casting. Students should be ready to come and have a good time.
Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled start time and stay for the entire two-hour session. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play, and the first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition.
Subsequent rehearsals will be conducted every day in the afternoons in Ouray (1-5 p.m.). Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and, if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition on Monday. Cast members scheduled for the full four hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a refreshment and snack.
Performances will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Wright Opera House, with a dress rehearsal preceding the first performance.
The Missoula Children's Theatre is a nonprofit organization based in Missoula, Montana. This coming year more than 65,000 cast members across the globe will take to the stage to the delight and applause of their families, friends, community, neighbors, and teachers. The residency in Ouray County is made possible by Weehawken Creative Arts, The Box Canyon Lodge, and Ouray County Players, with help from many supportive local businesses.
Students can pre-register for this experience through Weehawken Creative Arts at weehawkenarts.org or by calling Ashley King at 970/318-0150.