Missoula Children’s Theatre-The Emperor’s New Groove 2023
The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is thrilled to announce the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre to Wallowa County with the production of The Emperor’s New Clothes, adapted by Jim Caron and Matt Loehrke and Music and Lyrics by Jim Caron, Michael McGill, Greg Boris and Amy Ellis. The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team will arrive in Wallowa County on April 30 with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on The Emperor’s New Clothes …except the cast. The team will hold an open audition on Monday, May 1 from 4pm-6pm at the Wallowa Elementary/Middle/High School Multi-purpose Room (315 E. 1st Street, Wallowa, OR. 97885) .
At that audition they will cast 50-60 local students (K-12) to perform in the production (several cast members selected will remain until 8:15pm for the first rehearsal- bring a snack). The show is rehearsed throughout the week (Mon-Thurs., 4pm-8:15pm with break) and two public performances will be presented on Friday, May 5 at 7pm and Saturday, May 6 at 1pm. All Missoula Children’s Theatre performances will be at the Wallowa School-Multi-Purpose Room. Tickets will be for sale online at https://josephy.org/event/missoula-childrens-theatre-the-emperors-new-groove-2023/ and at the door at the performances. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for Seniors and $5 for students over 12; Kids under 12, free entry. There are opportunities for discounted or free tickets in exchange for volunteering during the rehearsal week/pre-performance. The Emperor’s New Clothes T-Shirts and Live Performances recorded on DVD/downloadable file will be for sale at the event. More details to come.
For more information, call Cheryl Coughlan at 541-432-0505 ext. 4444 or 5413981294 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org MORE information about tickets and performances are on our website: https://josephy.org/event/missoula-childrens-theatre-the-emperors-new-groove-2023/