Missoula Children's Theatre's "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast" coming to Thrasher
Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 30 years now from
Thrasher is inviting all students K-12 (or weeklong visitors to Green Lake), to come to an open audition at the opera house, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on that date, which following the group audition, 50-60 local students will be cast to perform in MCT’s production of BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST. Then incredibly, after only one week of rehearsals, two public performances will be presented on Saturday, June 25 at and ! All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales . . . a twist on the classic stories that we know and love.
“We’re very excited to be bringing this extremely successful program back to Thrasher,” says Martha Janz, Administrative Director for Thrasher, who has nurtured this program over the last four years. “It has continued to gain popularity over the last number of years, evidenced by the 110 children who showed up to audition for last January’s production of THE JUNGLE BOOK. So popular, in fact, that in addition to our yearly program in January, we decided to try a summer workshop to allow students who are so involved in extra-curricular activities during the school year, a chance to see what all the fun is about!”
Janz explains that the
“This unique opportunity for all local children could not be made possible without the help of some very special supporters who understand the importance of the arts in our children’s lives. We would like to thank Wallenfangs of Green Lake, the Green Lake State Bank, Green Lake County Players, Culver’s of Ripon and, of course, our faithful piano accompanist for the last five years, Marilyn McGriff, for their continued support,” added Janz.
This is just the beginning of many exciting events taking place at Thrasher this season. Please check www.thrasheroperahouse.com or call (920) 294-4279 for more details.