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Children’s theater to hold auditions

Tahoe Arts Project will be bringing the Missoula Children’s Theater to Tahoe the week of Jan. 12 to 17. Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) original adaptation of The Jungle Book on Jan. 12 at Sierra House Elementary School Multi-Purpose room from 4 to 6 p.m.

Those auditioning should arrive at 4 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the castmembers will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

Among the roles to be cast are Mowgli (the man-cub), Bagheera (the panther) and Akela (the leader of the pack), the entire wolf pack, Shere Khan (the tiger) with his sidekick Tabaqui (the jackal), Nag and Nagaina (the cobras), Darzee (the bird), Hathi (the master elephant), Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (the mongoose), Kaa (the rock-python), Buck (a buck) and of course the Monkey-People. All students, Kindergarten through 12th-grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production.



Auditions are free-of-charge and if cast there will be a fee of $50 per child to participate in this weeklong theater program. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Call Peggy Thompson at 530-542-3632.



The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The actor/directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4 to 8:30 p.m. each day depending on the role. Do not audition without a clear schedule for the week. Robinson Crusoe will be presented on Jan.17 at 3 and 6 p.m. at South Tahoe High School Theater. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is a product of Tahoe Arts Project. For more information, call 530-542-3632.


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