An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of The Emperor’s New Clothes on Monday, June 6 at Macey Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:45 a.m. 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 audition.
Among the roles to be cast are the Emperor; ManyPenny and the Money Council; the Royal Scholars Roxy and Red; Kings, Queens; Gem and the Royal Jewelers; Boots and the Royal Cobblers; Lid and the Royal Hatters; Stitch and the Royal Tailors; and the Royal Silkworms. Students, grades 1st through 12th are encouraged to audition. 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.
All students cast in the show, including assistant directors, are required to pay a $10 Registration Fee, right after the audition, if possible.
There are three free workshops, open to all kids, grades K-5. Kids do not have to have auditioned or be in the play to attend these workshops: Drama Quest, Tuesday, June 7, NM Tech Children’s Center; Improv, Wednesday, June 8, Socorro Youth Center, 1002 Ake Ave; Mime, Thursday, June 9, Socorro Public Library.
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 Emperor’s New Clothes will be presented on Saturday, June 11 at Macey Center at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $5/Adult & Senior, Free /Youth 17 and under. Parents of students in the show will receive tickets to both performances when they buy tickets. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Socorro is brought to you by the City of Socorro, Socorro Consolidated Schools, and the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series, with support from the Betty Clark Memorial Endowment.
For more information, call or email Dana Chavez at 575-835-5688 or [email protected].