Auditions for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ planned at the Keystone Theatre

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An open audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of ALICE in WONDERLAND Monday, Feb. 8 in the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda from 4 to 6 pm.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are  encouraged  to  audition.  No advance preparation is necessary.  Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 pm for registration and plan to stay until 6 pm. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.  A participation fee of $20 per student is required, some scholarships are available.

Among the roles to be cast are three Alices of varying size, her sister Margaret, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Queen of Hearts, the King of Hearts, the Knave of Hearts, the Cheshire Cats, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Flower Band, Cards and Lobsters. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. No advance preparation is necessary.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and make-up.  In-school workshops are also available through this residency.  One free theatre enrichment workshop is offered per school by the BCRAC and presented by the Tour Actor/Directors and sponsored by MCT and the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC).  Additional workshops are available for $75 each.  Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through participation in this unique, educational project.  MCT’s mission is

the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. 

MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4pm to 8:30pm each day.  Final performances of “Alice in Wonderland” will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 and 7 pm, in the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda.  Tickets are $6 and are available at the door.  MCT in Towanda is made possible in part, by the BCRAC, Dandy Mini Marts, the United Way of Bradford County, and community donors.  Those interested in sponsoring the Canton MCT residency should contact Lora Wiggins, Program Director at 570-268-ARTS (2787) or lora@bcrac.org.

The BCRAC, established in 1976, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and supporting a thriving regional arts community by advocating for the Arts, cultivating quality arts programming and preserving Bradford County’s historic theatres as venues for performances, community events, and movies.  For more information, visit BCRAC online at www.bcrac.org or www.facebook.com/BCRAC.

 

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