An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Tortoise Versus the Hare on Monday, Feb. 3, at the Dunn Center in the Towanda Keystone Theatre from 4 to 6 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Most of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.
Among the roles to be cast are the wise Tortoise – Coach Shelley Bowlback, the conceited Curly Hare, Esther and her daughter Little Bonnie Bunny, the rascally Weasels, the singing service station Ferrets and the scaly Reptiles.
Other roles include the Thespian Troupe, Curly’s Posse, the TV Crew and the rowdy Curly Hare Fan Club.
Students, age’s kindergartenthrough 12th grade, 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.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4 to 8:15 p.m. each day.
The Tortoise Versus the Hare will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Dunn Center in the Towanda Keystone Theatre at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Towanda is presented, locally, by the Bradford County Regional Arts Council with support from Dandy, United Way of Bradford County, The Treehouse Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
For more information, call the Bradford County Regional Arts Council at (570) 268-ARTS (2787).