October 7, 2002
AUDITIONS FOR MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE’S HANSEL AND GRETEL ARE NOV. 4
LA CROSSE, Wis.—The Missoula Children’s Theatre will be holding auditions for its Viterbo University Arts for Young America production, Hansel and Gretel, on Monday, Nov. 4, from 4-6 p.m. at the Viterbo Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Approximately 50 roles are available for local students. All students (ages K-12) are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Those auditioning should arrive on time and plan to stay for the full two hours. Among the roles to be cast are Hansel and Gretel, crafty cooks (loyal servants of the Wildwood Witch), modern-day campers somehow lost in time in the woods, lots of nasty critters, and a flock of cuddly Wallybirds. Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props, and makeup.
If selected, most students will participate in a week of rehearsals, Nov. 4-8, typically between 4-8:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions. The final production, Hansel and Gretel, will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Founded in 1970 by Jim Caron who still serves as executive director, the Missoula Children’s Theatre is a touring company that invites children in its host community to be the stars in the show. Its members teach children how to perfect the craft of professional theatre while building self-esteem through experience. Missoula Children’s Theatre’s mission is to provide quality educational, entertainment, and enrichment experiences through the performing arts.
Hansel and Gretel is part of Viterbo’s Arts for Young America program and is sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Wisconsin. It is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. For ticket information, contact the Box Office at 796- 3100.
For more information on auditions, call Michael Ranscht or Jenny Roberdeau at 796- 3741.