2019 – 2020 Children’s Theater
Registration is now open for auditions for the spring Missoula Children’s Theatre production at the Midwest Theater – “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast“! This spring production is open to students in grades K-8 who were born in an EVEN year.
Beauty Lou and the Country Beast is an original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty Lou and the Beast. Beauty Lou is the oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin’ balladeer Buck. At the local county fair, young Beauty Lou is upset by the ungrateful behavior of a miner who has won the blue ribbon for his beautiful roses. She calls him a beast and wishes that he would look like one too. Years later, when in danger of losing the family farm, Buck meets the miner-turned-beast. Beauty Lou agrees to befriend the Beast to save her family. Beauty Lou and the Beast both learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions and to see the beauty that dwells inside. The story, set in the American West, also features Beauty Lou’s six sisters, her Imaginary Friend, her dog Fleabite Clyde, farmhands Slim and Dusty, the neighborly Country Folk and the Barnyard Critters.
Audition: Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, 4:00 pm at the Midwest Theater
Rehearsals: Monday through Thursday, Feb. 3-6, 4:00 – 8:30 pm
Performances: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Rehearsals are scheduled every evening, Monday through Thursday, from 4:00-8:30pm and consist of two 2-hour blocks of time with a 15-30 minute snack break between the two sessions for those cast members involved in both sessions. Each child’s schedule for the week is dependent on the role in which they’re cast. While not all cast members are involved in every rehearsal session, Thursday night rehearsal is MANDATORY, as well as the two daytime performances and one evening performance on Friday. If your student cannot attend all rehearsals and be excused from school on Friday for the performances, please do not allow them to try out.
Some other helpful info can be found here
Missoula Children’s Theatre “What Parents Should Know”