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Open-Auditions for Missoula Childrens Theatre production of

“Peter and Wendy” on Monday, November 14, 2016 at The Ritz

The Historic Ritz Theatre is pleased to announce that the internationally renowned Missoula Childrens Theatre will hold open-auditions for their production of “Peter and Wendy” on Monday, November 14. The auditions will be held at 4:00 pm on the stage of The Ritz.

A total of 60 local students, limited to ages 6-15, will be selected by Missoula’s professional directors to participate in an intense week of rehearsals, which will result in two public performances of a full blown musical adaptation of the classic story of Peter Pan the following Saturday, November 19.

Open-Auditions for Missoula Childrens Theatre production of “Peter and Wendy” on Monday, November 14 at The Ritz

The Historic Ritz Theatre is pleased to announce that the internationally renowned Missoula Childrens Theatre will hold open-auditions for their production of “Peter and Wendy” on Monday, November 14. The auditions will be held at 4:00 pm on the stage of The Ritz.

A total of 60 local students, limited to ages 6-15, will be selected by Missoula’s professional directors to participate in an intense week of rehearsals, which will result in two public performances of a full blown musical adaptation of the classic story of Peter Pan the following Saturday, November 19.

Ritz executive director George Culver said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Callie’s Kids Foundation in hosting the amazing Missoula Theatre Company in their 19th annual residency at The Ritz. Traditionally, the residency is week before Thanksgiving, and the kids involved have such fun, and learn so much from this life-skills training experience.”

“It’s one of those experiences they never forget, especially after they realize what they accomplished as a team in just six days” Culver added.

Among the roles to be cast are Peter, his Shadow, Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, Wendy and her brothers, Captain Hook and his Pirate Crew plus an array of Neverland Creatures. Once the full cast is set after open-auditions, rehearsals for different characters and scenes are scheduled at different times after school throughout the week.

Students from cross the area who wish to audition simply must show up on the Ritz stage no later than 4:00 pm on Monday. No advance preparation is required.

“Some of the factors considered by Missoula directors during the audition process are enthusiastic energy, disciplined behavior, and
— very importantly — the ability to focus on the task at hand, listen carefully and take directions. Of course certain individual personalities which the Missoula directors feel fit a particular character in the play is a plus as well,” Culver added.

After a week of rehearsals, two public performances of “Peter and Wendy” will be presented at the Historic Ritz at 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 19.

“We are always honored to partner with Callie’s Kids Foundation in presenting Missoula’s annual visit to Talladega. This is an exciting project for the area youth where our respective organization missions perfectly merge,” Culver said.

Funding support for Missoula’s annual residency comes from FRIENDS of The Ritz and Ritz Season Sponsors and Co-Sponsors.


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ATTENTION: Area Students

HISTORIC RITZ THEATRE & CALLIE’S KIDS FOUNDATION are pleased to announce

The 2016 Missoula Summer Theatre Camp

SLEEPING BEAUTY
at the Historic Ritz Theatre
Monday-Saturday, June 20-25, 2016

Sleeping-Beauty-Ritz-1This is a fun, focused and mission-driven 6-day theatre camp which will culminate in two public performances of a full-blown musical production of SLEEPING BEAUTY, a contemporary adaptation that is part fairy tale and part rock ’n roll dream. This is definitely no sleeper!

Directed by the professional staff of the internationally renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the production features 60 adorable characters with a role for each camp enrollee. Camp enrollees also receives an official ‘MCT Sleeping Beauty’ T-shirt and two complimentary tickets to a public performance.

The FEE for the 2016 Missoula Summer Theatre Camp is $80. REGISTRATION, on a first-come-first-serve basis, begins Thursday, April 28 at The Ritz administrative office on Courthouse Square. Payment by check, cash or charge card is acceptable. Enrollment can be completed by phone using a charge card. There is a $10 discount for multiple-sibling registrations.

Total camp enrollment is limited to 60 kids. Yet importantly, there are age bracket limits — a maximum of 16 students ages 6 -7, and 44 students ages 8-15. Additionally, there are 4 assistant director slots available for camp enrollees ages 13-15.

Camp hours are 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM daily, Monday-Friday, and on Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM due to the two public performances. Role auditions and character assignments will take place at the first camp session. The Saturday, June 25 public performances are at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM on the Ritz stage.