Local Venue Found for Children’s Theatre Production
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department and Missoula Children’s Theatre present Robinson Crusoe, an exciting adaptation of the classic adventure tale! Providing a venue for your child to discover their stage presence and acting ability, Missoula offers entry level roles for youth of all ages. With auditions, rehearsals and performances all done in one week, this is a crash-course in theatre your child will not want to miss! Robinson Crusoe will dazzle audiences on Saturday, September 22nd with a 2:00 p.m. matinee and 7:00 p.m. evening performance, with both shows being held at the Freedom Middle School Theatre (750 New Highway 96 West – Franklin). Don’t miss this important opportunity for your child’s thespian development!
Auditions will be held at the Franklin Recreation Complex on Monday, September 17th, promptly beginning at 4:00 p.m. and continuing until 6:00 p.m. Children wishing to audition should arrive by the scheduled starting time and plan to stay for the entire 2 hour schedule. There are acting roles for students of all ages, kindergarten through 12th grade, and approximately 50 to 60 local children will be cast. No advance preparation or resumes are needed. Some cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions.
“Robinson Crusoe” rehearsals will be conducted on Tuesday, September 18th through Friday, September 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Freedom Middle School Theatre. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week if selected and be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the auditions. Cast members scheduled for the full 4½ hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack dinner for the break from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to both performances will be sold at the Franklin Recreation Complex beginning on Tuesday, September 18th and cost $5.00 each with children under age 3 admitted free. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to performances.
The Franklin Recreation Complex is located at 1120 Hillsboro Road in Franklin. For more information on the auditions, rehearsals and performances for “Robinson Crusoe”, contact Laurie Kamunen at 790-5719, ext. 18.