Good News! Missoula Children's Theatre will be in town in time for one last summer adventure before school begins!
An audition will be held for the production of THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES Monday, July 29 in Curfman Hall at Covington High School from 10:00 AM until noon. Kids entering first through twelfth grade are invited are encouraged to audition. Sorry but children must have completed kindergarten to participate.
No advance preparation is necessary for the audition and there is never a fee to participate. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. Those auditioning should arrive on time 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.
There are some great roles for teens, tweens and youngsters. Roles to be filled are - the Emperor; ManyPenny and the Money Council; the Royal Scholars Roxy and Red; Kings, Queens; Gem and the Royal Jewelers; Boots and the Royal Cobblers; Lid and the Royal Hatters; Stitch and the Royal Tailors; and the Royal Silkworms.
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 from 10 AM until 2:30 PM each day. Not every cast member will be called for the full rehearsal period each day, but a commitment of open availability is required at time of audition.
Our musical production of THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES will be presented on Saturday, August 3 at Covington High School. Missoula Children's Theatre residencies have been brought to our community by Alleghany Highlands Arts Council since 1995. Funding is provided by The Alleghany Foundation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, call the Arts Council at 962-ARTS (2787) ... See MoreSee Less
The Alleghany Highlands Arts Council presents The National Dance Company of Ireland, performing “Rhythm of the Dance” on Monday, March 18 at The Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge. Curtain time is 7:00 PM.
“Rhythm of the Dance, is a magnificent, Irish extravaganza melding songs, music, and dance. It's a perfect family outing on the day after St. Patrick's Day. The show features twenty dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the incredible voices of Young Irish Tenors. Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, critics, audiences, and millions of fans around the world, have hailed the live stage show as a must see!
In its 16th year touring, the show has been performed on stages in over 50 countries, including Australia, France, Thailand, and Egypt. Audiences have witnessed the unique blending of ancient Irish history with traditional dancing intertwined with Irish favorites, like Danny Boy and Star of County Down. By the end of the 90 minute performance the audience will receive an authentic taste of the Emerald Isle.
WestRock is the show’s corporate sponsor and the group’s residency in our community is underwritten by the Alleghany Foundation. Other funding is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Covington, and Alleghany County.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased at www.alleghanyarts4all.com or at the door on Monday evening. Doors open to general seating a 6:30 pm. Call 962-ARTS (2787) or check out the Arts Council's Facebook fan page. ... See MoreSee Less