Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) will be attending Carlyle Elementary School (CES) once again. For the week of Oct. 19 to the 23 a team of two individuals will be present to facilitate a theatrical production of Aladdin at CES. The professional actor/directors with MCT have cast parts in the production and students will perform on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.
MCT provides everything needed to put on a high quality production and this will be the 13th performance hosted at CES. They will cast between 50 and 60 students to take part in the performance on Oct. 26. Auditions were held at Carlyle Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m.
Rehearsals then lasted all week where students learned their lines, songs, and movements on stage. These skills were learnt through four-and-a-half hour practices each day leading up to the big performance on Friday. The practices are broken down into two, two-hour sessions with a half an hour break each day for the students to learn their parts.
In the evening of Oct. 23 the performance will take off. Local youth will star in the full-length production lasting between 60 and 70 minutes.
MCT has been doing shows of this nature for more than 40 years and they continually instill lessons of teamwork as well as individual success through putting on various productions throughout the year.
Students have put in a lot of hard work and effort to help bring the production to life and they hope for a large turnout in their support.
Last year’s production of, Blackbeard the Pirate, went over phenomenally well with youth putting on a performance for a packed gymnasium.