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MCT Residency Brings Aladdin to the Stage!

Posted On: Monday, October 5, 2015

The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team arrives 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 holds an open audition on Monday afternoon and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and a public performance is presented on Friday night. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales . . . a twist on the classic stories that you know and love.  The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT)  of Missoula, Montana will visit Clinton County for a week-long residency during the week of November 2—6, 2015.  Join Aladdin as he ventures into a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade and even Sinbad the Sailor when the Missoula Children's Theatre and more than 50 local students perform an original musical adaptation, ALADDIN.

An audition will be held for Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of ALADDIN on Monday, November 2nd  from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.  Those auditioning should arrive at the Clinton County Learning Center auditorium at 3:30 PM 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.  Over 50 roles are available for local students.  Among the roles to be cast are:  Aladdin and his Mother, the Princess Dory and her father the Sultan along with his adviser the Grand Vizier, the keeper of the Book of Answers Dinazade and her sister Scheherazade, the Mysterious One and some mischievous Genies, a stubborn Donkey and spunky Goat, scheming Cassim and Ali Baba, Sinbad and his Sailors, wise-cracking Palm Trees and fleet footed Camels, a Cave of Wonders, Vagabonds, and even a pack of lost Penguins. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.  All students in grades K—12 are encouraged to audition.  No advance preparation is necessary. Most students will rehearse four hours each day, Monday through Friday. The performance is scheduled for Friday, November 6th at 7:00 PM.   For more information about the Missoula Children’s Theatre residency week in Clinton County, contact Community Education Director Ammie Marcum at (606) 387—3495, Ext. 201.   Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of a full-scale musical with professionally designed scenery, costumes, props and makeup, as well as sound and lighting equipment!!!

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