Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming to Orange City again this summer! Audition for the show Blackbeard the Pirate. Up to 55 local children will be selected to perform with two actors from Missoula Children’s Theatre, Ariana Mai Lucius and Kayla Elizabeth.
Auditions will be held Monday, July 13 from 9:45 a.m. to noon at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre. Local students entering grades 1-12 may audition and all participants must stay for the entire audition session. All children that are cast in the show must be available to attend rehearsals Monday through Friday, July 13 – 17 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The fee for each child participating in Blackbeard the Pirate is $25 if registered by July 8, $30 if registered after July 8.
Among the roles to be cast are Blackbeard and his crew of bearded pirates, sailors of the high seas, cranky crabs and crocodiles, magical mermaids and seaweed creatures, parrots and even a group of beach bums. Assistant directors will also be chosen to aid in rehearsals and handle essential backstage responsibilities.
The show will be performed on Friday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m. at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students K-12.
In addition, Ariana Mai and Kayla will be running several free drama workshops for all interested children. For children entering grades 1-2, there will be The Marvelous Mini-Musical workshop on Tuesday, July 14. A workshop on Wednesday, July 15, for grades 3-6, is called Let’s Make-up. For youth entering grades 7-12, the workshop Mime Time will be offered on Thursday, July 16. All workshops will be held at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Orange City Arts, sponsor of the Missoula Children’s Theatre residency, requests that children register online by July 8 at the Orange City Summer Recreation website. Students must attend school at MOC-FV, OCCS, Spalding or Unity, or be homeschoolers in the MOC-FV school district. (Registration is available in person on July 13 if you miss the online deadline.)
For more information, call 707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or see orangecityarts.net.