Auditions for RED RIDING HOOD

In compliance with the CDC and local Green Lake County Health Department, all Thrasher patrons and staff will be required to wear a mask while attending indoor concerts. We will be checking with our local County Health Dept. on a regular basis and update as needed. At this point, all of Thrasher’s concerts will follow this policy in order to keep staff and patrons safe.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 920.294.4279

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Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 30 years now, from Montana to Japan, and will visit more than 1000 communities this year with 35 teams of Tour Actor/Directors.  One of those tour teams will be arriving at the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake on Monday, January 17, with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast.
For this Winter Workshop, we’re inviting all students grades K-12 to come to an open audition at the opera house (506 Mill St. Green Lake), from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday, January 17th. Some cast members will need to stay for rehearsal on Monday which will conclude at 8:15 pm. Parents are welcome to stay and watch auditions, or come back at 6 p.m. for the cast announcement.


It is a group audition – no advance preparation is necessary.  The Tour Directors will go through a series of exercises with the children to help them to determine things like; how well the child takes direction and behaves (after all, only two directors will be working with up to 55 children for an entire week – so they need cooperation), their focus, how loud they can project their voices, enthusiasm, etc. Share these things with your child and they will have a better chance (but not a promise) at being chosen for a part. Of course, a SMILE never hurts. They should be ready to come and have a good time!


Rehearsals will then be conducted every day from 4 pm – 6 pm and 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm, Tuesday through Friday at the Thrasher Opera House. 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 auditions on Monday. Cast members scheduled for the full 4 ½ hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack supper or snack.


Incredibly, after only one week of rehearsals, two public performances will be presented on Saturday, January 22 at 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm! Parents are able to purchase tickets to either show (or both!) throughout the week at drop off and pick up, or anytime online!
For everyone’s safety, masks will be worn by staff, volunteers, directors and students participants at all times during practices and performances. Thrasher staff will sanitize surfaces before each of the sessions (twice per evening). Masks will be required for audience members during the performance as well.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts and funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.