Audition for Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Emperor’s New Clothes
An audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of The Emperor’s New Clothes will be held at RiverPark Center Monday, February 3 at 4:00 p.m. There are roles for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Directors. Those auditioning should arrive promptly at 4:00p.m. and plan to stay for the entire two-hour session. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.
This is a group audition – no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Students should be ready to come and have a good time!
Students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.
Rehearsals will be conducted every day from approximately 4:00-8:30 p.m. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and, if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Cast members scheduled for the full 4 1/2 hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack lunch, dinner or snack.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. Touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The residency in Owensboro is made possible by RiverPark Center with support from the Kentucky Arts Council, the City of Owensboro, Daviess County Fiscal Court, Owensboro Living and Messenger-Inquirer.
About The Emperor’s New Clothes
“Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes whole-heartedly, wanting to impress new friends. But where to stop? When the clothes (and other people’s opinions) become more important than the people of the kingdom, trouble brews. To help their beloved Emperor find the way back to his heart, his true friends create an elaborate “birthday suit” for the Emperor to wear for his birthday parade celebration. The Emperor quickly and humbly learns that sometimes “less is more”!