Wayne State College hosts The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “The Jungle Book” with auditions for children in Ramsey Theatre, located in Peterson Fine Arts Building, on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. “The Jungle Book’’ will be presented at Ramsey Theatre, Peterson Fine Arts Building, on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Children auditioning should arrive at 9:45 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Each student who auditions will receive a part in the production. All students, from those who have completed kindergarten through those who have completed 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production. Registration fee is $20 per child.
Among the roles to be cast are Mowgli (the man-cub); his friends Bagheera (the panther) and Akela (the leader of the pack); the entire wolf family; Shere Khan (the tiger) with his side-kick Tabaqui (the jackal); Nag and Nagaina (the cobras); Darzee (the bird); Hathi (the master elephant); Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (the mongoose); Kaa (the rock-python); Buck (a buck); and of course the Monkey-People.
The Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in Wayne is brought to you by the Wayne Community Theatre with support from the Wayne United Way.
Driving instructions due to construction on Wayne State College campus entrance: From Main Street (Highway 15) Please take L. Wendt Drive heading east on campus past the Willow Bowl through campus to Walnut Street, turn left to proceed north to Lindahl Drive, turn left and proceed west to Peterson Fine Arts Building (Building 24 on the WSC online campus map) at: www.wsc.edu/map. Parking is available in Lot 1 (located on the north end of campus) and Lot 10 (located on the east end of campus).
For more information, call Mary Carstens at )402) 518-0385 or for more information about Wayne State College performing arts, please visit www.wsc.edu or call (402) 375-7359.