Missoula coming to town

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Summer in Las Vegas would not be complete without the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

This year they will be bringing their touring production of The Princess and the Pea.

Local children from the first through 12th grades may audition for the play. The group is scheduled for July 11 through 16.

Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 11 at Ilfeld Auditorium. If cast, children will be allowed a short lunch break (on their own), and rehearsals will begin at 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Auditioners need not prepare anything but will be expected to be present for the full two hours. There is no guarantee that all 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, from 10 a.m. until noon, with a 30-   minute lunch break, and resume at 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The cast will be expected to be present at all rehearsals.

The Princess and the Pea will be performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. The cast will likely be called several hours earlier on that day for a final dress rehearsal.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre and has been touring extensively for 38 years. In 2011, MCT will visit more than 1,200 communities with 45 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. This year’s tour team will be headed by two talented facilitators: Mandi Jung and Brandon Price.

MTC is brought to Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Arts Council. Performance tickets are $8 general admission and children ages 12 and under are $4. They may be purchased at the door. Highlands students with a valid identification will be admitted free.

For further information contact the Arts Council at 425-1085 or email at lvac@cybermesa.com. Or, visit the LVAC website at www.lasvegasartscouncil.org.