Children’s Theater

Coming in April 2024!

Helpful information about the show:


We’re so happy to host Missoula Children’s Theatre for another year of fabulous fun! MCT (www.mctinc.org) comes to town with two directors, the sets, the costumes, and bundles of energy and enthusiasm to put on a show in only one week!

Auditions are very entertaining and non-threatening. In general, there are spaces available for 60 cast members. In recent years everyone who auditioned was cast, but there have been years when over 100 children have auditioned for only 60 spaces. We anticipate that we may have a larger audition pool again this year, so please be aware—some auditioners may not be cast. If your child is cast, you can expect a full and very fun week, capped off with two performances in the ARMS Auditorium on Saturday.


Who: Students in Kindergarten – grade 12

When & Where: Week of April 1st, 2024 – April 6th, 2024

Auditions @ Amherst Regional Middle School cafeteria
Rehearsals @ Amherst Regional Middle School
Performances @ Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium

(all locations pending approval of Amherst Regional Schools—we’ll keep this info updated!)

Auditions:
Open large group audition… no signup or prior registration is necessary… just come and be ready to begin at 4:00 sharp on Monday, April 1st, 2024 at Amherst Middle School cafeteria. Those auditioning should arrive by 4:00 and plan to stay for the full two hours. Parents do not need to stay, but should return by 5:30. Some of those cast in the show will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions. These are fun and non-threatening auditions where everyone auditions together. No preparation is needed—but a smile always helps!


The 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 4:00-8:30 Monday, April 1st, 2024 – Friday, April 5th, 2024. Not everyone will need to be present at every rehearsal.

Rehearsals:
The first rehearsal (older students only) begins approximately 30 minutes after the audition. Older students should bring a bag supper to eat between the audition and rehearsal in the event that they are cast. Rehearsals will run from 4:00 – 6:00 and 6:30 – 8:30 Monday – Friday @ ARMS, unless otherwise noted. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Older cast members with major roles are usually scheduled for all sessions and should bring a bag dinner each day. Children in grades K-1 rehearse Wednesday through Friday afternoons.


PERFORMANCES – Saturday, April 6th : Amherst Regional Middle School

Cast will be called at 12:00 noon to prepare for 1:30 show

Afternoon: TWO Performances at 1:30 and 4:00 PM


Registration: $75 (siblings $40) payable at the audition by cash or check (payable to Town of Amherst)
• (fee waived if you qualify for free lunch/$10 if you qualify for reduced lunch)

Tickets: At the door only • Adults $10, Students $5


MCT (www.mctinc.org) comes to town with two directors, the sets, the costumes, and bundles of energy and enthusiasm to put on a show in only one week!

For more information about Missoula Children’s Theatre traveling theater program,
see their web site: http://www.mctinc.org


For more information, please email: Betsy and David Mullins or call: 413-256-1386

As an added note, we at Amherst Community Theater are committed to inclusive castingIn addition, Covid-19 precautions will be in place to help guard the safety of all participants. We ask that all auditioners and accompanying family members please mask up, for everyone’s safety. Please direct questions about our Covid policies to producer@amherstacts.org or call Sam at 413-265-8900.


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