Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are currently wanted to help a company of strolling actors attempt to tell a beloved fable in classical fashion.

Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Tortoise Versus The Hare” will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at Young Auditorium, 900 W. Main St., Whitewater (on the UW-Whitewater campus).

About 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the two MCT tour actors/ directors.

Registration for the auditions is from 3-3:45 pm. Registration forms are available online at

Students wishing to audition must arrive by 4 p.m. and stay for the entire two-hour session. The first two-hour rehearsal begins about 15-30 minutes after the audition.

This is a group audition with no advanced preparation is necessary.

Rehearsals will be conducted on Monday following the audition and casting session from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Young Auditorium.

Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week, and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition.

Cast members scheduled for the full four and a half hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a snack to eat during the break between rehearsal sessions.

The performance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. and will be presented at Young Auditorium.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, by phone (262) 472-2222, or at

Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Mont.

This coming year more than 60,000 cast members across the globe will take to the stage.

The group’s residency in Whitewater is made possible by Horizons Family Series at Young Auditorium with sponsorship support from Fort Health Care.

For more information contact Shannon Dozoryst, Young Auditorium Education and Outreach Coordinator, at (262) 472-1432 or


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