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Lake Placid—Summer vacation is in full swing, and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is excited to announce the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre free summer residency program and workshops. On Monday, August 6 at 9:30am, open auditions will be held for Cinderella. Mark your calendars today!
The Arts Center invites all children that have completed kindergarten up to grade 12 to audition. Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will cast 50 – 60 area students to join in an intensive week-long production process. Auditions will start promptly at 9:30am, doors will open at 9:00am. Due to the nature of these auditions, children arriving late will not be able to participate. The auditions will last approximately two hours, and children must be present for the full audition process. Casting and rehearsals will begin immediately. The only requirements for the auditions are comfortable clothes and a smile. Rehearsals will last for approximately 4 hours a day, depending on the child’s role. This program is being offered free to all involved and will culminate in two performances on Saturday, August 11 at Noon and 3pm.
Among the roles to be cast are: Among the roles to be cast are Cinderella, her two stepsisters, the Stepmother, the Fairy Godmother, the King, the Prince, Cleo the Cat, Fido the Dog, Beggars, Lords and Ladies, Mice and Pumpkins. Students grades (list grades eligible: i.e. 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.
All students, ages entering 1st grade through 12th grade, are encouraged to audition. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.
A pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother in this enchanting musical. When Cinderella’s stepsisters try to keep Cinderella from attending the ball, the Fairy Godmother enlists the help of the Mice and the Pumpkins and is able to transform Cinderella just in time for the big event. Also featured in the production are Cleo the Cat, Fido the Dog, the Lords and Ladies, the Town Criers, the King and the Beggars. Experience the unique twist the Missoula Children’s Theatre puts on this classic story.
While in residence MCT will also hold three free one-day workshops, no auditions necessary. Registration is required for the workshops, and sign-up is on a first-come, first–serve basis. All workshops will be held at the LPCA from 9am to 9:45am. Please call the LPCA office during regular business hours to sign up.
Drama Quest for grades 1-2 will be held on Tuesday, August 7. This Primary level workshop uses role-playing to help students develop positive self-esteem, increase their communication skills and teach constructive group dynamics. Your students will have so much fun – they won’t realize that they’re learning!
Chameleon Improv for children grades 3-12 will take place on Wednesday, August 8. Participation is emphasized as the students learn to act without a script. This workshop is geared to all levels of students from beginners to more experienced young actors.
Let’s Make-Up for children in grades 1-12 will be held on Thursday, August 9. Without the support of visual image, the most talented of actors can portray only a narrow spectrum of characters. Make-up is the foundation and the most basic visual image for all performers. This participatory workshop teaches students of all ages by demonstrating corrective, old age and fantasy make-up.
Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for over 30 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit over 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 two public performances are presented on Saturday. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales . . . 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 lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts.
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is proud to present this exciting new adventure in children’s theatre. Remember to mark your calendars for auditions on Monday, August 6 at 9:30am. The theatre camp will culminate with performances on Saturday, August 11 at 12noon and 3pm. This is an experience your children definitely should not miss! To register for workshops or for more information, call the Arts Center at 518-523-2512 or visit www.LakePlacidArts.org For more information on Missoula Children’s Theatre you can visit their website at www.mctinc.org
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD also August 4th
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts in cooperation with the Seagle Music Colony will present Hooray for Hollywood on Saturday, August 4 at 8pm. The movie musical is as strong as ever. This revue of songs from the first ‘talkies’ to today has something for everyone, from classic movie musical tunes and chart-topping soundtrack hits to favorites from recent Disney features. Combine the songs with performances from some of the country’s best young singers, and you won’t want to miss a note.
This fun evening of music covers everything from Oklahoma and South Pacific to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Toy Story 2, The Little Mermaid, The Jazz Singer and more – truly an evening for all ages! Tickets are: $15 and can be reserved by calling the LPCA Box Office are 523-2512.
The Seagle Music Colony will bring this musical revue to the LPCA stage for one-night-only! Reserve your seats today ~ tickets at the Seagle Colony home-base in Schroon Lake are usually sold out weeks in advance! For more information on upcoming Arts Center events visit us online at www.LakePlacidArts.org .