Students encouraged to try out for MCT show

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Students entering grades 1 through 12 are encouraged to audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Rumpelstiltskin.” Auditions will be held from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, in the Falls Area Performing Arts Center.

Students auditioning should arrive by 8:45 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. All rehearsals will be held in the PAC and the choir room at Oconto Falls High School.

“Rumpelstiltskin” will be presented at 12 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the PAC.

Among the roles to be cast are Rumpelstiltskin, Queen Beatrice, Clara, a jester, King Whatsat, villagers, gnomes, wizards, knights and bees. No preparation is necessary. Assistant directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.

The MCT touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT tour actor/directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Free workshops will be available from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

This week is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s international touring project and is presented locally by the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts and supported by performance sponsors ST Paper and Neva Hodge Lemorande.

Tickets for performances are available online at www.ocontofallsfriendsofthearts.com and at the door before each performance. For information, call the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts at 920-848-7469.