The Secret’s out – Missoula is back

Missoula Children's Theatre returns for its annual stop in Port McNeill next month.

Missoula Children’s Theatre returns for its annual stop in Port McNeill next month, and will host auditions for its production of The Secret Garden Monday, May 6 at Sunset Elementary School.

Roles are available for children of all ages, kindergarten through Grade 7. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:30 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.

A volunteer pianist is also being sought to provide accompaniment.

Among the roles to be cast are Mary Lennox, Martha Sowerby, Dickon Sowerby,

Susan Sowerby, Colin Craven, Archibald Craven, Ayah/Bilge Rat/Captain, Mrs.

Medlock, Doctor Craven, Ben Weatherstaff, Robin Redbreast, the Bugs that Rock,

the Canadian Geese, the Moor Folk, the Fireflies and the Secret Garden.

All students, grades kindergarten through Grade 7, are encouraged to audition.

No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist

with the technical aspects of the production.

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 3:30 p.m. to 7:45 each day.

The Secret Garden will be presented on Saturday, May 11 at Gate House

Community Theatre, with showings at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Port McNeill is brought to you by Gate House Community Association with support from local donations and Andrew Mahon Foundation.

For more information or to offer your talent on piano, call Kathy Martin at 250-956-3456.