Contributed/Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
June 19, 2016 - 7:30 AM
VERNON - Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is returning to Vernon this summer and registrations are now open for the theatrical experience of a lifetime. North America’s largest touring children’s theatre will arrive at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on July 4th 2016 with all the ingredients for their production of The Frog Prince... except the cast!
Up to 64 local camp participants ages 6 to 18 will start working with Missoula Children’s Theatre Actor/Directors on July 4th 2016 and by Saturday, July 9th, they’ll be ready to take The Frog Prince to the big stage at the Performing Arts Centre for two shows starting at 3:30 and 5:30pm.
Set deep in the royal swamp, MCT’s The Frog Prince is about a selfish princess who makes a promise to befriend a lonely frog after he retrieves her golden ball from a well. What happens when the princess tries every trick in the book to break her promise?
Among the roles to be cast are three sisters – who also happen to be princesses, the lonely frog who will be played by two participants, Ollie the Aspen Tree, bumbling Knights, kindly Swamp Things, the well-read Alligator, fancy Flamingos, helpful Ducks, a busy Fly and the nasty Venus Fly Traps.
Missoula Children's Theatre has been touring extensively for over 40 years from Montana to Japan. They will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with dozens of touring Actor/Director teams.
The production is more than memorizing lines. Missoula Children’s Theatre’s mission statement is “the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.” While children are learning this theatrical production they will also have the opportunity to explore who they are as actors and individuals.
No preparation or prior experience is required! Participants are asked to arrive with a bagged lunch and the desire to join an onstage adventure, learning a unique adaptation to the classic story of The Frog Prince. It’s an experience that develops creativity, social skills, goal achievement and self-esteem.
For those who aren’t interested in being in the spotlight, there are four additional backstage spots available for ages 10 and over that will teach important fundamentals of running a production from behind the scenes.
Registration forms are available at the Ticket Seller Box Office, located at 3800 33rd Street, Vernon. Registration is first-come-first-served and there are a limited number of spots remaining. Please call the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-SHOW (7469) for more information.
The two public performances of The Frog Prince on July 9th start at 3:30pm and 5:30pm. Tickets for the performances are $12 each and can be purchased through the Ticket Seller Box Office by calling 250-549-SHOW (7469).
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society thanks the following sponsors for their generous support: Nixon Wenger, the Regional District of the North Okanagan and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
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