Young acting enthusiasts in Swift Current will have a chance to be on stage again this fall when Missoula Children's Theatre will be rehearsing and performing Blackbeard The Pirate.
The Missoula Children's Theatre production on Oct. 5 is appearing in Swift Current as part of the annual Koncerts 4 Kids series of the Swift Current Allied Arts Council.
Auditions for the production will be held on Sept. 30, at Ashley Park Elementary School (904 Lorne Street East) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:20 p.m. 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 auditions.
Among the roles to be cast are Blackbeard and his crew of bearded Pirates, Sailors of the High Seas, cranky Crabs and Crocodiles, magical Mermaids and Seaweed Creatures, Parrots and even a group of Beach Bums. Students, aged Kindergarten through Grade 8, 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.
Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day, with a half hour break for supper.
After five full days of rehearsals, Blackbeard The Pirate will be presented on Oct. 5 on The Sky Centre stage.
For more information, call Melanie at 306-741-5603.