Missoula Children’s Theater Tryouts Set In Crockett


Missoula Children's Theater presents "Blackbeard the Pirate," its annual summer touring production starring local children, for two performances on June 20 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Crockett Civic Center.

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Each summer, Montana’s Missoula Children's Theater visits Crockett to produce an original musical featuring a local cast of up to 60 youngsters. The week-long project starts with auditions on June 15 and culminates in two performances on June 20.

Children ages 5-18 perform together under the instruction of two professional actors. Due to generous local financial support, Piney Woods Fine Arts Association allows the children of its community to participate at no charge. Registration forms are available online at www.pwfaa.org.

Among the roles 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. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant directors aid in rehearsals throughout the week and take on essential backstage responsibilities.

Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup so children participating only need to bring energy, imagination and the desire to have fun.

Missoula Children’s Theatre is the largest national-touring children’s theatre group. The organization sends teams all over the country to educate, enrich and entertain children through live theatre. During the week, the children learn the rehearsal process, stage make-up, improvisational and other confidence building skills to help them in the production of a full-length theatrical production.

Auditions on June 10 take place from 10 a.m.-noon at the Crockett Civic Center with rehearsals all week. The performances are 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 20.

For information about Missoula Children’s Theatre or any of the other Arts-in-Education programs by Piney Woods Fine Arts Association, visit the website at www.pwfaa.org, follow PWFAA on Facebook or call 936.544.4276.

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