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The Josephy Center presents Missoula Children’s Theatre production of The Emperor’s New Clothes this April.

 

Auditions for the EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES (see description below) will be held in on April 13, at 4PM at the Enterprise High School – Multi-Purpose Room. Plan to be at the school for up to 2 hours. Please bring snack and water.

Volunteers are needed for the week of April 12 – 20th. Please contact Cheryl (director@josephy.org) or Kellee (Development@josephy.org) or call 541-432-0505.

Performances will be Friday, April 18 and 19 at 6PM, at The OK Theatre. Click here for our full weekly schedule.

 

 


 

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

  

WRITTEN AND CONCEIVED BY

JIM CARON and MATT LOEHRKE

 

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY

JIM CARON

MICHAEL MCGILL

GREG BORIS

AMY ELLIS

 

 

About the show: “Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes wholeheartedly, wanting to impress new friends. But where to stop? When the clothes (and other people’s opinions) become more important than the people of the kingdom, trouble brews. To help their beloved Emperor find the way back to his heart, his true friends create an elaborate “birthday suit” for the Emperor to wear for his birthday parade celebration. The Emperor quickly and humbly learns that sometimes “less is more”!

 

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

MISSOULA CHIILDREN’S THEATRE

 April 13-18: the week at a glance

 

SUNDAY –

  • Tour Actor/Directors arrive.

 

MONDAY –

  • 4:00-6:00 AUDITION in the Enterprise Elementary multipurpose room (near the big gym). Students grades K-12 may audition. There is no prep required for the audition. Students will just need to smile and have fun!  All students must be present for the entire two-hour session.  50-60 students will be chosen. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast.  After the audition, students will be given a more detailed schedule for the week.
  • 6:00-6:15 Short break (bring a snack and a water bottle)
  • 6:15-8:15 First two-hour rehearsal (Grades K-2 will not have to stay)

 

TUESDAY –

  • 4:00-6:00 Rehearsal at Enterprise Elementary School
  • 6:00-6:15 Short break (bring a snack and a water bottle)
  • 6:15-8:15 Rehearsal at Enterprise Elementary School (Grades K-2 will not have to stay)

 

WEDNESDAY –

  • 4:00-6:00 Rehearsal at Enterprise Elementary School
  • 6:00-6:15 Short break (bring a snack and a water bottle)
  • 6:15-8:15 Rehearsal at Enterprise Elementary School (Grades K-2 will not have to stay)

 

THURSDAY –

  • 4:00-6:00 Rehearsal at Enterprise Elementary School
  • 6:00-6:15 Short break (bring a snack and a water bottle)
  • 6:15-8:15 Rehearsal at Enterprise Elementary School (Grades K-2 will not have to stay)

 

FRIDAY –    

  • 2:00-6:00 Dress Rehearsal.  Arrive at the OK Theater. Students will need to bring a “non-messy” dinner and water to drink.  Students will rehearse and break to eat together around 4:30.

 

  • 6:00 pm 1st Performance!  Performances run approximately 60-70 minutes

 

SATURDAY –

  • 4:30 The cast will get into costume and make-up.(bring a snack and water bottle)
  • 6:00 2nd Performance at the OK Theater.
  • 7:15 The MCT team will sell T-shirts and music following the performance. After the final performance, the team will check in costumes, break down the set and load the truck (additional assistance is appreciated– approximately one hour).

 

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 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 nextstep@MCTinc.org.

 

For more information regarding the Missoula Children’s Theatre, please contact us:

Missoula Children’s Theatre · 200 North Adams · Missoula, MT 59802
406.728.1911 · www.MCTinc.org · tour@MCTinc.org