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When you wish upon a play: Craig kids invited to audition for Missoula Children’s Theatre production of ‘Pinocchio’

Craig Press Staff Report
Missoula Children's Theatre will host auditions Jan. 28 for local kids to perform in "Pinocchio."
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Honesty is the best policy, and the truth is there’s a great opportunity for fun and learning coming up for Craig kids.

Missoula Children’s Theatre will return to Craig and will host auditions for its production of “Pinocchio” at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

Roles are open for actors in kindergarten through eighth-grade, and those auditioning are asked to stay for the full time.

The familiar story tells the tale of the adventures of the wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy.

Among the roles to be cast are Pinocchio, the Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket, the Fox and Cat, Candlewick and crew, urchins, school kids, puppets and toys.

No advance preparation is necessary for the audition, and organizers will also select assistant directors to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.

MCT’s touring productions include costumes, scenery, props and makeup, and personnel will run rehearsals throughout the week, starting immediately after the auditions. Actors must attend rehearsals from 4 to 6 p.m. each day, with certain cast members also practicing from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cast members will also provide clinics in local elementary schools.

The final show will take place at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the MCHS auditorium.

MCT has visited Craig regularly since 2012 for shows including “The Tortoise versus the Hare,” “Peter and Wendy,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Red Riding Hood” and “Gulliver’s Travels.”

MCT’s local supporters include Moffat County School District, Memorial Regional Health, Memorial Regional Health Foundation, Yampa Valley Chapter of Parrotheads, Friends of Moffat County Education, Craig Kiwanis Club and Elk Run Inn.

For more information, call Amy Peck at 970-326-6561.