JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Conceived and Written by Jim Caron
Music by Michael McGill
Original Staging by Jim Caron
Arranged by Michael McGill
Odd Fellows Home
June 24th 10 am -12pm
The Little Theatre of Walla Walla
1130 E. Sumach St, Walla Walla
We are offering the MCT workshops to the community on a 1st come-1st serve basis this year:
June 28th @ 7pm
June 29th @ 3pm & 5:30pm
The fee is $75 per child, if cast.
Ticket prices for performances are $5 for all ages (babies in arms are free).
This MCT production is made possible through collaboration between The Little Theatre of Walla Walla and Missoula Children's Theatre.
For more information about this production, call the main office 509.876.2316.
About the Show
The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, an original adaptation of the classic children’s story. What happens when a young boy plants Wonder Beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from P.T. Wonder and a Giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. This musical production also features a host of other characters, including the Elegant Harp, Jill, Mother, Milky White, the Farmers, the Merchants, the Circus Performers, and the Wonder Beans.
Audition & Rehearsal Information
1st graders through 12th graders will be cast and we need 60 kids.
Auditions will run for 2 hours, 10am-12pm, and all students auditioning must stay the entire time.
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 24th and plan to stay for the full two hours. Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday, June 25-28, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (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.
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 50-60 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.