Missoula Children’s Theater returning to South Lake Tahoe
Missoula Children’s Theater will return to Tahoe in the coming week, according to an announcement from Tahoe Arts Project.
Auditions will be held for the production of “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” on Monday, Oct. 23, at South Tahoe Middle School multi-purpose room from 4 to 6 p.m. Those auditioning should plan to stay for the full two hours, according to Tahoe Arts Project (TAP). Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.
There are roles for up to 60 children. Among the roles to be cast are Beauty Lou, Imaginary Friend, Beast, Dusty and Slim the farmhands, Fleabite Clyde the dog, the Younger Daughters, the Older Daughters, the Country Folk and the Barnyard Critters.
Assistant directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. Students in kindergarten (must be 5) through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary, but there is a possibility that not everyone who auditions will be cast — TAP asks parents to share this information with their child prior to auditioning.
Rehearsals will take place all week from 4 – 8:30 p.m. depending on the role. All children who are cast must be able to attend all rehearsals for their role, according to TAP.
“Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 28, at South Tahoe High School Theater at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.
Auditions are free. If selected for the performance, there is a $50 fee per child to participate in the week-long program.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Call Peggy Blowney at 530 542-3632 at more information.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in South Lake Tahoe is brought to you by Tahoe Arts Project.
Call 530-542-3632 or visit http://www.tahoeartsproject.org for more information.