An audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of THE JUNGLE BOOK will be held at RiverPark Center Monday, January 19 at 4:00 p.m. There are roles for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Directors. Those auditioning should arrive promptly at 4:00p.m. and plan to stay for the entire two-hour session. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.
This is a group audition – no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Students should be ready to come and have a good time!
Among the roles to be cast are Mowgli, Bagheera, Shere Khan, Tabaqui, Nag, Nagaina, a mongoose named Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, wolves, and Monkey-People. Students in grades Kindergarten through 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.
Rehearsals will be conducted every day from approximately 4:00-8:30 p.m. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and, if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Cast members scheduled for the full 4 1/2 hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack lunch, dinner or snack.
THE JUNGLE BOOK will be presented on Friday, January 23 at 12:00 noon for school groups. The students in the cast will be called for a dress rehearsal Friday morning. A public performance will be presented Saturday, January 24 at 2:00 p.m. All those cast must be available for all scheduled performances. Please invite your family and friends. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. Touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The residency in Owensboro is made possible by RiverPark Center with support from the Kentucky Arts Council, the City of Owensboro, Daviess County Fiscal Court and Messenger-Inquirer.