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Call for Young Actors: Missoula Children’s Theatre is Back for the Shoreline Arts Festival

Missoula Children's Theatre presents the musical "The Pied Piper" as part of the Shoreline Arts Festival.


As part of an annual tradition, the Missoula Children’s Theatre pulls into town this week with everything needed to mount a full one-hour musical in one week — props, costumes, lights, sets, makeup — everything that is, except for the actors. 


Approximately 60 local students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade will be cast to appear in this year's show, "The Pied Piper." The performance will be on Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m. at the Shoreline Center Auditorium as part of the Shoreline Arts Festival, a fun two-day event for families with hands-on art activities, performances, food trucks and more, on the weekend of June 23-24.


MCT is the nation’s largest touring children’s theater and has been doing it for almost 50 years, from Montana to Japan. The local students cast in the play will rehearse for one week with professional actors and directors from the touring company and then perform for an audience on Saturday. 


If you’ve got a little aspiring thespian on your hands, consider signing them up for group auditions on Monday, June 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (no late arrivals will be accepted) in the Shoreline Room of the Shoreline Center. There are no guarantees that everyone who auditions will get a role, but with more than 60 roles available, many performers will be cast.


There is no fee for kids to audition. If your child is selected, you will be asked to pay a registration fee of $90 directly after the audition (includes one ticket to the show, additional tickets available for $10).  Rehearsals will proceed throughout the week, through June 22, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Shoreline Center and your child must be present at all rehearsals.


Register for auditions here 


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