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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Auditions Jan. 6 for “The Wizard of Oz”

  • Auditions will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) performance of “The Wizard of Oz,” a program sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council.
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  • Auditions will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) performance of “The Wizard of Oz,” a program sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council.  Students in kindergarten through 12th grade may audition. Students auditioning must be present at 4 p.m. It is a group audition, and no special preparation is needed by the students.
    The Missoula directors will select 50-60 local and area students to present two performances on Saturday, Jan. 11. The Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and stage makeup.  There is no cost to the students.
    MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4:00 – 8:30 each day with a 30 minute break for a snack or “sack lunch.” Those auditioning need to bring a sack lunch or snack with them, in case they are selected, as there will be a rehearsal immediately after auditions. Those auditioning need to have a clear schedule for the week of Jan. 6-11, and if selected for the cast, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role.
    “Permission letters for local and area elementary students are being sent home this week,” Julie Ashbrook, administrator of the arts council, said. “We want families to mark their calendars now for the auditions because they will be coming up so quickly after the school break for the holidays. Local and area middle school and high school students can pick up a permission form in their school’s  office.”
    The Missoula Children’s Theater residency has been made possible with funding from the Roger A. Browning Foundation and from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, contact the Chillicothe Area Arts Council at arts@chillicothemo.com or phone 660-646-1173.
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