The historic Midwest Theater announces the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre with the production of “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” Feb. 23.
Auditions will be held TODAY Mon., Feb. 19 at 4 pm. Auditions last about 2 hours. Children in kindergarten through 8th grade may audition if they were born in an EVEN year. Parents must register their children for the audition. Registration may be completed online at midwesttheater.com, in person at the Midwest Theater.
“Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” will be presented to the general public on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, $7 adult tickets, $5 Midwest Theater member or student tickets, or a $20 Family Pack (two adults & students living in the same household) can be purchased over the phone or in person at the Midwest Theater, 1707 Broadway, Scottsbluff. Regular-priced adult tickets may be purchased online at www.MidwestTheater.com.
Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” is an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A young princess named Show White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But, the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs and the Prince come to her rescue.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre is supported by the Montana Arts Council, a state agency funded by the state of Montana and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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 life skills 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.