Calling student actors! The Lincoln City Cultural Center is delighted to announce the annual visit from the directors of Missoula Children’s Theatre. This weeklong musical theatre workshop will take place from Monday, June 19th to Friday June 23rd, with two final performances on Saturday, June 24th. Please note, the grounds of the Lincoln City Cultural Center are under heavy construction. Thanks to the generosity of Taft High School, the auditions, rehearsals and performance will all be taking place in the Taft High School auditorium, located at 3780 SE Spy Glass Ridge Drive, Lincoln City, OR. 97367. For questions, please call the LCCC at 541-994-9994.
Students from grades 1-12 are encouraged to audition on Monday, June 19th at 10:00 AM at the Taft High School auditorium. Auditions will be from 10:00am to noon. The audition will be followed by a 2-hour rehearsal with a 15-minute snack break in between the sessions. With only 50-60 spots available, there is no guarantee everyone will get a part. Be sure to show up 15 minutes early to fill out forms.
About the Performance
This year, the performance will be a musical rendition Princess and the Pea, a story by Hans Christian Andersen. In this classic, a prince insists on marrying a real princess. When a woman comes to his door during a storm maintaining that she is a real princess, the prince’s mother tests her by burying a pea under a large stack of mattresses and then instructing the young woman to sleep on them, because only a princess could feel something as subtle. What ensues is a tale of misapprehension, intrigue and love. There will be many parts available for all ages. Two performances will be taking place on Saturday, June 24th at 3:00 and 5:30pm at the Taft High School auditorium. The performances will last approximately 60-70 minutes with no intermission.
Rehearsals will be from 10:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Thursday, with a 15-minute snack break scheduled between the sessions for those who will be staying for both sessions. Not all actors will have to stay for the entire rehearsal, depending on casting. On Monday, the first 2-hour session will be the audition and the second 2-hour session will be the first rehearsal. On Friday, the dress rehearsal will take place for the first three hours, followed by a 15-minute break, after which the older cast members will stay for an additional 1-hour rehearsal session. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in acting workshops conducted by the directors from 2:15 to 3:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
About Missoula Children’s Theatre
Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. The tour team will arrive in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. The team will hold an open audition to cast 50-60 local students to perform in the production. The show will be rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances will be presented on Saturday. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales… a twist on the classic stories that you know and love. Also included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the Tour Actor/Directors. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project. MCT’s mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.