Students invited to audition for Missoula’s ‘Pied Piper’

Published 2:36 am Saturday, January 12, 2019

Area children will have a chance to shine with the Opp Cultural Arts Center partners with the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to present “The Pied Piper” in February.

The Missoula presentation is an original adaptation of the classic children’s tale. What do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? Sara, an orphan girl, and the other Townspeople of Hamelin Town turn to the Mayor of Hamelin and the Council when their town is threatened. They then call on the Pied Piper to save them from the troublesome creatures. The Mayor’s children, staff, and the Cooks also join in the endeavor. Find out what happens when the town chooses not to pay the Piper and the children are led away from the town along with the rats!

Auditions are set for Monday, February 4, 2019, at the Opp High School Auditorium from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Those auditioning should arrive at 3:15 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

Approximately 50-60 roles are available for local students. All students, grades 1 through 12, are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary—just bring a smile. Most students rehearse approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes each day, Monday through Friday. A public performance is scheduled for Friday, February 8, at the Opp High School Auditorium.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. This coming year more than 65,000 cast members across the globe will take to the stage to the delight and applause of their families, friends, community, neighbors and teachers.

For more information, call Genie Loggins at 334-343-0287.