Childrens' Theater comes to town

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By The Staff

If it’s summer in Las Vegas, that must mean Missoula Children’s theatre.

This acclaimed performance group is once again headed to our city. This year, their touring production is Robin Hood. And, this also means that local children from the first through 12th grades will have the opportunity to audition for the play. The touring group is scheduled for Las Vegas from July 28 through August 2.

Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 28 at Ilfeld Auditorium. If cast, children will be allowed a short lunch break (on their own) and rehearsals will run from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Auditioners will not need to prepare anything but will be expected to be present for the full two hours.

There is no guarantee that all those who audition will be cast, but a smile and a cheery attitude would be welcome. Once cast, the actors must commit to a full week of four-hour rehearsals. Rehearsals will last from 10 a.m. until noon, with a 30-minute lunch break and resume at 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day. Cast will be expected to be present at all rehearsals. Robin Hood will be performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Ilfeld Auditorium. The cast will likely be called several hours earlier on that day for a final dress rehearsal.

The Missoula Children's Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring for 35 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit more than 1,200 communities this year with 45 teams of Tour Actor/Directors.

This year’s tour team will be headed by a husband and wife team: Emily and Evan Karlewicz. Both have extensive experience in performing arts.

In addition, they will bring with them a complement of technical staff with sets, costumes and all. Emily and Evan are excited about the Las Vegas residency. “MCT's mission” says Emily “is to aid in the development of life skills in children through participation in performing arts.” The Las Vegas Arts Council is this year’s sponsor of Robin Hood.

Performance tickets are $7 general admission fee, with children ages 12 and under $3. They may be purchased at the door. Highlands students with a valid identification will be admitted free.

For further information contact the Acts Council at 425-1085 or email at lvac@cybermesa.com.