The Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming to Orange City again this summer! Come audition for the show King Arthur’s Quest! Up to 50 local children will be selected to perform with two actors from the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Victoria Pace and Augustus Bennett.
Auditions will be held Monday, July 28 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 28 – August 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The fee for each child participating in King Arthur’s Quest is $17.
The show will be performed on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m. at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for students K-12.
In addition, Pace and Bennett will be running several free drama workshops for all interested children. For children entering grades 1-2, there will an Acting 1-2-3 workshop on Tuesday, July 29: when odds and evens come together, everyone has a fun time! A workshop on Wednesday, July 30, for grades 3-6 entitled Behind the Scenes, will explore what happens before the curtain rises and how role-play helps group dynamics. For youth entering grades 7-12, a Shakespeare workshop will be offered on Thursday, July 31. All workshops will be held at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
The Orange City Arts Council, sponsor of the Missoula Children’s Theatre, requests you register online by July 24 at orangecityiowa.com/parks-recreation. Go to the registration tab, select Arts, Crafts, Library link and then Missoula Children’s Theatre. Students in King Arthur’s Quest 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 28 if you miss the online deadline.)
For more information, call 707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or see orangecityarts.net.