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Auditions set for kids' theater performance

— An audition is set for Monday, June 17, at The Dalles Wahtonka High School auditorium from 10 a.m. to noon for the Missoula children’s theatre (MCT) production of “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast.”

Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Most of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

Among the roles to be cast are Beauty Lou, Imaginary Friend, Beast, Dusty and Slim the farmhand, Fleabite Clyde the dog, the Younger Daughters, the Older Daughters, the Country Folk and the Barnyard Critters. Students, in grades one through 12 are invited 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.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT Tour actors and directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast will be presented Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Dalles Wahtonka High School. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in The Dalles is presented locally by The Theatre Company of The Dalles.

For more information, call Melanie Brown at 541-296-3399.

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