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Preciosa America Chavez, left, Lucinda Zoering, center, and Sierra Atencio rehearse their lines Monday for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s local production of “Blackbeard the Pirate.” The show will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium.
All the world’s a stage - ‘Black Beard’ hits stage this Saturday

A Las Vegas tradition will soon hit the stage of Ilfeld Auditorium. At 7 p.m. on Saturday roughly 50 children will perform after five days of preparation for Missoula Children’s Theatre local production of “Blackbeard the Pirate.”

Monday morning children auditioned for their parts for the hour-long musical. Joe McCaffery of the Las Vegas Arts Council said the children did great and are working closely with the two directors from the theater group.

This is the 27th year the theater group has visited Las Vegas with their children’s program.