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The Missoula Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for kids from 10 a.m.-noon June 24 for “Jack and the Beanstalk” at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, 1130 E. Sumach St. 

All students entering first grade through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. Up to 60 students may participate.

What happens when a young boy plants Wonder Beans in his backyard? 

For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from P.T. Wonder and a Giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. 

This musical production also features a host of other characters, including the Elegant Harp, Jill, Mother, Milky White, the Farmers, the Merchants, the Circus Performers and the Wonder Beans.

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. 

Those auditioning should arrive at The Little Theatre by 9:45 a.m. on June 24 and plan to stay for the full two hours. 

Rehearsals are from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 25-28 with addition rehearsal times to be announced. Most students rehearse approximately four hours per day. Some cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. There is a $75 tuition fee per student, if cast. MCT productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour actor/directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week each day. 

There will be three performances June 28-29. Tickets for the performance are $5 for all ages with babies held in arms admitted free.

The production is made possible through collaboration between The Little Theatre and MCT. 

A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and makeup — everything it takes to put on a play except the cast. 

All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairy tales. Also included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the tour actor/directors. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics attained through the participation in this unique, educational project, according to a release. 

MCT’s mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. For more information about this production, call the MCT main office at 509-876-2316.

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