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Swing in the jungle with Missoula play

Auditions begin Jan. 24 at 3:45 p.m.

Auditions will be held for Missoula Children's Theatre production of "The Jungle Book" on Monday, Jan. 24, at the Park Center in White Salmon from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Those auditioning should arrive at 3:30 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 auditions.

Among the roles to be cast are Mowgli (the man-cub), his friends Bagheera (the panther) and Akela (the leader of the pack), the entire wolf family, Shere Khan (the tiger) with his sidekick Tabaqui (the jackal), Nag and Nagaina (the cobras), Darzee (the bird), Hathi (the master elephant), Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (the mongoose), Kaa (the rock-python), Buck (a buck), and of course the Monkey-People.

All students grades kindergarten through 8th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production.

Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT tour actor/directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 3:45 to 8:15 p.m. each day.

The "Jungle Book" will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Park Center.

The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in White Salmon is brought to you by Henkle Middle School associated student body with support from Henkle Middle School and Whitson Elementary School PTO.

For more information call Lori Owen at Henkle Middle School, 493-1502.


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