The Missoula Children’s Theatre is the largest youth touring company in the U.S., having made it to all 50 states and as far away as Japan. The group will visit 1,100 communities this year and will make a stop right here in Sandpoint, and your kids can become part of the act!
The theatre company’s little red truck will be pulling into town the week of April 24. It will be carrying two professional instructors ready to help coach your child to act, sing and dance all in preparation for the big performance on the main stage. Auditions will be held with the company selecting 50 to 60 youth to perform in an adapted production of the Disney classic Aladdin.
The Pend Oreille Arts Council is the presenter for this year’s MCT stop in Sandpoint and encourages all children who are interested, grades first grade through high school, to audition. Kids will audition in front of the coaches and, if selected, will rehearse the play several times after school to prepare for two live performances to be held
Saturday, April 28, at the Panida. During rehearsal week there are three enrichment workshops presented by the tour actors/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, according to MCT.
For more information on audition times, time commitments and to purchase tickets to the show, visit ArtsInSandpoint.org. You will also find a frequently asked questions page on the theatre website MCTInc.org, which provides many additional details.
This is a rare opportunity for young people in the community to experience all aspects of putting on a Broadway-style show, complete with coaching from one of the top youth theatre organizations in the country. See what kind of performance your child can give by signing up for this unforgettable week of performing arts fun.