Missoula Children's Theatre auditions set for Jan. 20

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DORSET — Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "The Tortoise Versus the Hare: the Greatest Race" from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Dorset Playhouse. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 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. Rehearsals will take place each day that week culminating in two performances on Saturday, Jan. 25. Students, ages Kindergarten through grade 12, 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. Children who are cast in the show and for backstage responsibilities must be available for all their scheduled rehearsals each day of the week.

The Missoula Children's Theatre residency is presented by The Dorset Players with support from Presenting Sponsors Berkshire Bank and Sheila Childs. Show Sponsors are Above All Vermont and Rug Crazy. The Players also thank Stewart's Shops for their holiday match grant to help fund the production. 2020 marks the fifteenth year that The Dorset Players will be presenting the Missoula company at the Playhouse.

Tuition for the week of the Missoula program will be $30 per participant. Some scholarships are available upon parental request. For more information on the auditions, contact The Dorset Players business office Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 802-867-5570, or email info@dorsetplayers.org.

"The Tortoise Versus the Hare: the Greatest Race" will be presented on Jan. 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for youths and are available at dorsetplayers.org.

The Dorset Playhouse is located at 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

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