NIGHTS, SQUIRES & WIZARDS ARE INVITED TO AUDITION FOR “KING ARTHUR’S QUEST” JUNE 15
LINCOLN CITY – An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “King Arthur’s Quest” on Monday, June 15, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Those auditioning should arrive by 9:45 am, and plan to stay until noon. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.
Among the roles to be cast are King Arthur; Guinevere; Merlin; Raven; Taleisin; Lancelot; the Knights; the Squires; the Camelotians; the Lady of the Lake; Mordred, Morgan Le Fey; Uther Pendragon; the Damsels; and the Minis. All local students entering 1st grade through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary.
Thanks to local sponsors, participation is absolutely free for all children who attend school (or are homeschooled) in Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln City, Otis and Neskowin. Other aspiring performers (children and teenagers who attend school outside of the north Lincoln County area) are welcome to participate for a $50 registration fee, which covers all rehearsal and performances. All those children who are cast, and their parents and guardians, must agree to attend rehearsals throughout the week, and to perform in two shows on Saturday.
“This is our ninth summer with Missoula Children’s Theatre, and it’s one of the highlights of the LCCC calendar,” said LCCC executive director Niki Price. “But the timeline is very tight, so auditions always begin at 10 am sharp and those who are late may not be allowed to participate. The center doors will be open by 9:30 am, so that parents and guardians have time to fill out the necessary forms.”
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, June 15-20, from 10 am to 2:30 pm each day. The Tour Actor/Directors will also offer additional theatre workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after rehearsals are over. Workshop signups will be posted in the lobby during auditions. Admission to these additional workshops is a suggested donation of $5-$10.
“King Arthur’s Quest” will be presented twice, at 3 pm and 7 pm Saturday, June 20, at the LCCC. Audience tickets are $10 reserved, $5 general, and free for youth 12 and younger. To purchase, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or the LCCC Facebook page, and click “Buy Tickets.”
“King Arthur’s Quest” is made possible through generous donations by the Ankeny Foundation, the Walter R. Behrens Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation’s Studio to Schools project. Lodging sponsorship is provided by Vacasa.
The same all-star sponsor lineup will be supporting a second week of Missoula Children’s Theatre later in the summer: “Sleeping Beauty” is set for Aug. 3-8. For more information, call the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 541-994-9994.