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Deep in the salty waters of the Sassafras Sea, there lived a Little Mermaid. Her name was Celia.  She lived for music. In fact, it was said that she had the loveliest scales in all of the Deep. Celia and her three sisters were allowed one visit to the World Above, each on their sixteenth birthday, to learn the secrets of life on dry land. Their discoveries included ferocious dragons, advancing armies and, of course, a handsome and resourceful Prince Charming. In a new version of the age-old tale, lots of music, plot surprises and humor await the audience.


Auditions for the production of “The Little Mermaid” will be held for local children entering 1st through 12th grade.



Tuesday, June 28, 10am to 12pm

Please plan to stay for the full two hours

at 1130 E Sumach Street, Walla Walla


All students entering 1st grade through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary.  Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.  Those auditioning should arrive at 9:45am, June 28th and plan to stay for the full two hours. Rehearsals are Tuesday through Friday, June 28-July 1, from 10 am to 2:15 pm (additional Friday and Saturday rehearsal times to be announced). Most students rehearse approximately 2 hours per day, with some rehearsing up to 4 hours per day.  Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.


The Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week each day.


We are pleased to offer this year’s show tuition for FREE thanks to a grant from our benefactors! 


Tuesday through Friday, June 28-July 1, from 10 am to 2:15 pm. Additional Saturday rehearsal times to be announced. Cast members may need to bring water and a small snack.



Saturday, July 2, 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. @The Little Theatre of Walla Walla



Ticket prices for performances is $10 for all ages.

Cash or Check only. *Babies in arms are free.


The ages for participation are for children entering 1st-12th grades. Workshops will be available for children as noted, whether or not they have been cast in the production. 

  1. "Acting" - June 28th 2:30p-3:15p

  2. "Mime" -   June 29th 2:30p-3:15p *Special Needs Only*

  3. " Improv" - June 30th 2:30-3:15p

If you are interested and have eligible children for the "Mime" workshop, please contact  Walla Walla Valley Disability Network.


For more information, call 509.876.2316 

About the Missoula Children’s Theatre

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. A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast. The team holds an open audition and casts approximately 60 local students to perform in the production.


The show is rehearsed throughout the week and public performances are presented at the end of the week. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairy tales . . . a twist on the classic stories that you know and love. Also included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the Tour Actor/Directors. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project. MCT's mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.


Missoula Children's Theatre is based in Missoula, Montana, and also runs many local programs. These include musical theatre Day Camps and Performing Arts Classes for local children, a summer residency Performing Arts Camp for students from around the world and MCT Community Theatre which creates an arena for local talent of all ages to participate in large-scale productions and attracts audiences from throughout western Montana.


For more information regarding Missoula Children’s Theatre:

Missoula Children’s Theatre
200 North Adams
Missoula, MT 59802
406.728.1911 ·


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