Traveling Children’s Theater to Recruit Local Cast

Poway OnStage, through its Arts in Education Initiative, will present the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s (MCT) production of Treasure Island and a free week-long theater camp for children in March. The MCT tour team will arrive with a set, lights, costumes, props, and makeup, everything it takes to put on a play, except a cast. The team will hold an open audition on Monday, March 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. to cast 50 to 60 local students ages five to 18 to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week, Monday through Friday from 4 to 8:30 p.m., culminating in two public performances on Saturday, March 18 at 3 and 7 p.m.

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In addition to producing this unique musical theater experience for children in the community, the Arts in Education Initiative sponsors a variety of theater arts workshops taught by MCT directors and actors to over 350 elementary students in the Poway Unified School District (PUSD). In-classroom workshop topics range from improv acting to stage makeup. This year, workshops will be held from March 14 to 16 at local PUSD elementary schools.

MCT is the nation’s largest touring children’s theater, bringing the performing arts to all 50 U.S. states, five Canadian provinces, and 16 countries. All shows are entirely original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairy tales. MCT seeks to help children grow into confident, successful citizens by utilizing the positive results of their programs, including goal achievement, communication, creativity, self-esteem, and social skills. For more information about the Arts in Education Initiative visit www.powayonstage.org.