OPEN CASTING CALL - Missoula Children's Theatre - February 2016

Stacy P. Sherman
Marketing Specialist
Ph: (262) 472-5705
Fx: (262) 472-4400
Date: January 19, 2016
Open Casting Call for Missoula Children’s Theatre at Young Auditorium
WHITEWATER – Casting for the Missoula Children's Theatre's (MCT) production
of Rumpelstiltskin will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, beginning with registration from 3 p.m.
to 3:45 p.m., casting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the first rehearsal from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. all on
the same day at Young Auditorium. The auditorium is located at 930 W. Main Street in Whitewater,
WI (on the UW-Whitewater campus).
Through the theatrical process, MCT has opened both the hearts and minds of many children to the
possibility of achievement through creativity and teamwork. There are roles for children in
Kindergarten (minimum age 5) through 12th grade (maximum age 18). Approximately 50-60 local
children will be cast to appear in the show with the two MCT Tour Actors/ Directors. There is no
guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. This is a group audition - no advanced
preparation is necessary. No previous acting experience required.
Those that wish to audition must arrive by 4 p.m. on February 15 and stay for the entire two-hour
casting session. The first two-hour rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition.
To audition, a registration form must be completed and brought to the audition. Registration forms are
available online at Registration is
scheduled from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Auditions will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m.
-moreThe MCT touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour
Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week. Rehearsals will be conducted on
Monday following the audition and casting session (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) and Tuesday through Friday
from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Young Auditorium. 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 snack to eat during the break between rehearsal sessions.
The performance, which is open to the public, will be held at Young Auditorium on Saturday,
February 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The children in the cast will be called for dress rehearsal before the
performance that day. All cast members must be available for the dress rehearsal and the scheduled
There is no charge to participate in the residency week (audition, rehearsals or performance),
however, parents may choose to purchase DVDs or T-shirts during the week. There are no
complimentary tickets for the performance. For more information, please visit, or contact Shannon Dozoryst, Young Auditorium Assistant Director
and Director of Education and Outreach, at (262) 472-1432 or
The Young Auditorium serves as a presenting organization for the performing arts and as an
educational and cultural center enriching the lives of regional communities, offering a full season of
world-class performing arts presentations. Tickets for any show can be purchased online (fees apply),
by calling the Box Office at (262) 472-2222, or in person. The Greenhill Center of the Arts Box Office
is located inside the UW-Whitewater Center of the Arts building near Barnett Theatre on the UWWhitewater Campus (930 West Main Street in Whitewater). The Young Auditorium is adjacent to this
building, and parking is always free at the venue. To learn more, visit or follow at