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Blackbeard The Pirate auditions Monday

K-6 kids encouraged to participate


Your kids, K-6, are invited to join in the play

Auditions will be held for Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of Blackbeard The Pirate from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday Nov. 4 at the Grand Gallery Theater on Main Street in Grand Coulee.

Those auditioning should arrive by 2:50 and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions.

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!

Students from kindergarten through sixth grade in Grand Coulee and Nespelem schools, as well as homeschooled kids, 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.

Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals each day throughout the week from 3 to 8 p.m.

The play will be presented Saturday Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at The Grand Gallery Theatre and will mark the grand re-opening of the theater.

The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in Grand Coulee is presented locally by the PTA.

For more information, call Crystal Jones at (509) 631-7130.

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