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Hansel & Gretel
May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents
Adapted by Jim Caron
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill and Jim Caron
About: Times are tough for modern-day Hank and Gretchen, ‘til they find themselves deep in the wondrous Wildwood world of Hansel and Gretel. The Missoula Children’s Theatre proudly presents an original musical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm age-old tale of a journey, a secret and a grand adventure. Poor Hank and Gretchen! All of their friends, off to summer camp, have left them behind. While waiting for dinner, Hank and Gretchen fall asleep and dream their way to times gone by. They wake with a start! Their clothes are so strange–and so are their names.
Lost in the deep dark woods, Granny leads Hansel and Gretel on a search for the path which will lead them to better times at home. But as evening approaches and the moon rises above the trees, Hansel and Gretel are not alone! The Rascals dart from tree to tree as sweet little Wallybirds innocently munch on the cookie crumbs left as a map on the forest floor. Crafty cooks and Gingerbread Men lead our heroes to a colorful cottage concocted completely of candy and cakes, where Hansel and Gretel unravel the secret of the Wildwood Witch:
Is she bad?
Or is she good?
Is she wicked…
There’s music and laughter and thrills and chills. So join the fun as Hansel and Gretel’s dream is mysteriously blended with real life, and the lessons of one apply to the other. You’ll learn the secret of the Wildwood — but, shhh — don’t tell!
AUDITION- Calling all 1-12 students in Wallowa County
Audition May 2nd 4-6; Rehearsal 6:15-8:15 – Participation is FREE!
The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is thrilled to announce the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre to Wallowa County!
An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of HANSEL AND GRETEL Monday, May 2 from 4pm to 6pm at the Enterprise School–Multi-Purpose Room.
Those auditioning should arrive at 4pm 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 from 6-8:15pm. (Bring a snack in case you are there for the rehearsal).
Approximately 50-60 roles are available for local students. All students, grades (1st through 12th grade), are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Most students will rehearse four hours and 15 minutes each day, Monday through Thursday. The performances are scheduled for Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) and Saturday, May 7 at 1pm. Both performances will be at the Enterprise School – Multi-purpose Room.
REHEARSALS- For all Roles
All students should bring a snack for the break. Rehearsals will take place at the Enterprise High School – Multi-Purpose Room
DRESS REHEARSAL – For all Roles
PERFORMANCES: Friday, May 6 at 7pm and Saturday at 1pm
Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for Seniors and $5 for students over 12; Kids 11 & under, free entry.
Tickets will be for sale online here; at JCAC; and at the door.
For more information, call Dawn Norman at 541-432-0505 ext. 1111 or email [email protected]
This production is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s unique international touring project and is presented locally by the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture. We need volunteers to help with Hansel & Gretel. Please contact DJ Lincoln at [email protected] and we greatly appreciate local sponsors that can help make this production happen. Please contact Dera Stewart at [email protected] 541-432-0505.
T-Shirts and Performance Recordings will be for sale at the event, or DVD’s and Digital Recordings can be pre-purchased at the bottom of this page.
Hayley is super excited to be touring with the Missoula Children’s Theatre! She is from Palatka, Florida and graduated with a degree in theatre performance from Jacksonville University. Some of her favorite show credits include: Mother Abbess in Sound of Music, The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and Smeraldina in Servant of Two Masters. She would like to thank her family and friends who motivate her to chase her dreams with their constant and endless love and support!.
Lara is thrilled to be back on tour with the Missoula Children’s Theatre; her last show with MCT was in 2016 with a magical tour of Red Riding Hood! Lara holds her BFA in acting from The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Lara has lived in seven different states, and has acted and directed professionally in the St. Louis, Chicago, Seattle, and Portland theatre scenes. Lara would love to thank her mother Lisa, her best friend Jeremy, and her dog Saki for their endless love and support. Lara says to enjoy the show, and an extra big thanks to all the MCT cast and crew, “Keep making art; your art is changing the world!”
THE MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE:
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. The team holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented on Friday and Saturday. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales . . . a twist on the classic stories that you know and love. 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 that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project. MCT’s mission is the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre is based in Missoula, Montana, and also runs many local programs. These include musical theatre day camps and performing arts classes for local children, a summer residency Performing Arts Camp for students from around the world and the Missoula Community Theatre which creates an arena for local talent of all ages to participate in large-scale productions and attracts audiences from western Montana. For students interested in a career in the performing arts, MCT has developed Next Step Prep—The Academy for Musical Theatre—providing high school students an affordable opportunity to train and study with well-known professionals in the field of music, dance and acting to prepare for college. For information, email [email protected].
For more information regarding the Missoula Children’s Theatre, please contact us:
Missoula Children’s Theatre · 200 North Adams · Missoula, MT 59802
Tickets for performances can be purchased online (will call), or at the door. (Online ticket sales will close 2 hours before the performance starts, but will be available at the door) Children 11 and under FREE.