A note from our Executive Director:

Because of ticket scammers, we are back to traditional tickets!

Unfortunately, ticket scamming is still alive and well in the entertainment industry. There is nothing that disturbs us more than hearing about a ticket buyer that has been duped by an online ticket seller. We often hear of someone paying three times our regular price, and if that person is lucky, they actually do have a seat. Unfortunately, many others experience outright fraud, in which a seat is sold twice and is already occupied by the time a duped buyer arrives. It is doubly painful to hear that it was someone’s first time buying a ticket to our theatre and that they traveled a considerable distance to get here. Upon arrival, they find out they have been taken for over $600, and their evening is ruined.

In an effort to combat this problem, we are going back to all traditional tickets as we announce new shows, starting with Best of the Eagles on November 4 and Blue Öyster Cult on November 18. From now on, when you purchase tickets for our events, you will need to come into the box office to pick up traditional printed tickets. We realize this is an inconvenience for many of our patrons. But, when comparing this to the loss of hundreds of dollars and an entire evening out with family or friends, we hope everyone can be patient with us.

Please encourage everyone you know to make sure they purchase tickets only from our website, www.peoplesbanktheatre.com. Resist going to other websites you find from Google search results. Red flags raised by fraudulent sellers include high processing fees, the lack of a seat number (many fraudsters simply list the row), and the absence of our logo on any webpage. 

If you’re unsure whether you’ve ordered from our official website, or if something feels “off” about a ticket transaction, please alert our box office. Our staffers will be able to verify that your tickets are legitimate, or advise you if they are not. We want to ensure you have a fantastic evening at our venue without being disappointed by fraud.

Enjoy the show!

Hunt Brawley
Executive Director

  

The Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta is planning a production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate in June of this year. The rehearsals will start on May 30 and the performances would take place between June 24 and July 2. Until 2019, the Peoples Bank Theatre attended the Ohio Theatre Association’s January Audition Meeting to cast their summer productions but, again, this year it has been cancelled.

Although a concert version, the production will be fully staged, choreographed, and costumed. Auditions and callbacks will take place during the next two months, with a cast in place no later than April 1. The rehearsal period will be three weeks with two weekends of performances. There will be an expectation that all production personnel will be fully vaccinated by the beginning of the rehearsal. As the rehearsal period is short, there will be an anticipation that those cast as the four “lead” actors, eight dancers, and the three secondary actors will be available during the day and evening. For this, they will be compensated accordingly, plus accommodation if needed. The supporting cast members will receive gratuity commensurate with their time commitment.

Roles

Nearly every actor in the show plays two characters: a 1950s actor in a traveling theatre group and a Shakespearean character in a musical production of The Taming of the Shrew.

We are looking for actors, singers, dancers, singers who can dance, and dancers who can sing. This casting call is looking for the following four principal lead actors: Fred/Petruchio, Lilli/Kate, Lois Lane/Bianca, Bill Calhoun/Lucentio/lead dancer, eight dancers (four male and four female); the male dancers include the roles of Flynt/Gremio/lead dancer, Riley/Hortensio/lead dancer, Dance Captain/Gregory and Paul/lead (both primary dancers). The four secondary actors include 1st and 2nd Man (Gangsters who need to be character singers in one show-stopping song), Harry Trevor/Baptista, and Hatti (soloist for songs starting the first and second acts). 

The following supporting actors/ensemble are required:

  • Pops (stage doorkeeper)
  • Ralph (stage manager)
  • Harrison Howell
  • FIVE Female ensemble actors/singers
  • THREE male ensemble actors/singers 

The style of this musical requires that Fred and Lilli have mature 1950s operatic/operetta singing voices and for the other roles to have strong musical theatre voices and a wide repertoire in dance. Bill Calhoun/Lucentio needs to be an exceptional dancer.

Auditions

If you are interested in auditioning for this production, the directorial team would like you to send an email to Geoffrey Coward (gcoward@nullpeoplesbanktheatre.com) with a YouTube, Google Drive, or other shareable online link to an audition video that features an accompanied song of your choosing demonstrating your ability in musical theatre and that identifies the role(s) for which you’d like to be considered. If you wish, you may also include a short monologue. Videos with reduced resolution are preferred. Initial audition videos can include any music, but period-appropriate songs would be appreciated. Music from Kiss Me, Kate is welcome.

If available, please attach your theatre resume and headshot to email; do not worry if you currently do not have these. Audition reviews open on February 18 and continue through March.

Callbacks

Callbacks will be remote, ongoing, and dealt with in the order in which are received. David Tadlock, the Musical Director, and Jill Ruff, the Choreographer, will send instructions, sheet music, and a recording that will likely be chosen from the show itself. Memorization is not necessary.

If you’d like to audition for a specific role, please feel free to express interest to the directors.

Ensemble rehearsals begin May 22. Lead and secondary actors will arrive, already knowing their parts, on May 30. 

If you have further questions or concerns, please email gcoward@nullpeoplesbanktheatre.com or call 917-640-3825.

Please note that the Esbenshade Series’ Tesla String Quartet concert will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 13, at the First Congregational Church at 318 Front Street in Marietta. This free event will not require tickets for admission. Masks are mandatory to attend.

Follow the Esbenshade Series at Marietta College’s Facebook page for more updates.

“We haven’t been totally dormant during our extended covid closure. During our downtime, we were able to install new safety rails in the lower balcony. We have added a brand new stage floor covering, and we have new cooling units in the upper balcony which should make it so much more comfortable up there! We are also expanding our beer and wine selection in the Stage Door space.”

Hunt Brawley
Executive Director – Peoples Bank Theatre

Memorial Service, Alice Ely Chapman and Leroy Chapman

A public memorial service for Alice Ely Chapman, founder and director of the Ely Chapman Education Center of Marietta, and her husband Leroy Chapman, will be held at the Peoples Bank Theater, 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Alice passed away on December 30, 2020, at Marietta Memorial Hospital from COVID-19, six weeks after losing Leroy to heart disease. She was born on June 9, 1944, in New Haven, CT, to John Ingraham Ely and Harriet Jackson Ely. Alice grew up in New Haven and spent her summers at the family home on Long Island, NY. As a child, she was privileged to travel with her family to England and France, once sailing on the Queen Mary.

Alice attended an all-girls boarding school at Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT, before it was merged with Choate School for Boys in 1971. Following graduation, she attended Bryn Mawr College, near Philadelphia, PA, and graduated in 1966 as a music major with a specialty as a flutist. She later earned a Master’s in Communication Studies from the University of Oklahoma.

In 1962 she attended the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts, near Paris, where she studied under renowned music educator Juliette Nadia Boulanger, whose students also include Aaron Copland, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach and hundreds of successful composers, conductors and musicians. She remained a devotee of classical music throughout her life.

It was in Fontainebleau that she met a young American soldier, Leroy Chapman, who was serving in the US Army Signal Corps. She attempted to impress him as a British girl with a passable English accent; Lee answered with a signature “Faith and b’glory, it’s a bloody limey” in his fake Irish accent, after which shins were kicked and true love was established. They married in Philadelphia on April 16, 1966.

While in Philadelphia, they raised their two sons, John and Ted, both active in the Boy Scouts. Alice settled in as a Den Mother and sponsored trips for local scouts to Cherokee, North Carolina and Disney World.

As her sons enrolled in the William Penn Charter School, Alice became a volunteer at the PTA store, where she managed school spirit merchandise while taking control of book and academic purchasing. As she was in line to become school Business Manager, she and Lee moved their family to Ohio in 1997.

Alice was an educator and traveler. She and Lee took their sons to all 50 states to underscore the breadth and diversity of the United States. Their travels also took them to Japan, Costa Rica, Canada, Alaska, France, Russia, Hong Kong, mainland China and the Great Wall.

Alice made a significant and sustainable contribution to the children of the Marietta area when she established the Ely Chapman Education Foundation in 1999. Upon moving to Marietta, she recognized a need for supplemental assistance, tutoring and mentorship of primary school students outside of normal school hours and during summer vacations. Working with various local and state agencies, school districts and philanthropic institutions, Alice crafted the structure for a working relationship with schools and local teachers, administrators and childcare providers that continues to this day. Originally working with the Marietta College McDonough Leadership Program, Alice organized annual free book giveaways that became a staple of the Ely Chapman experience.

Her commitment to education, especially to those with special needs, was underscored by her passion for giving children an encouraging environment for learning through after-class tutoring, book giveaways, arts programs and social experiences, including outings and field trips. She was an expert at giving hugs to children on tough days and high fives on good days.

Alice and Lee were local fixtures as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at Ely Chapman functions and throughout Marietta.

Although she did not seek recognition, she was known locally and throughout America as a selfless and generous advocate for the kind of child enrichment she enjoyed as a young girl. A true Renaissance woman and an example to children and adults alike, she was presented with the prestigious Richard Cornuelle Award for Social Entrepreneurship by the Manhattan Institute in 2014.  She was named the Gabe Zide Citizen of the Year by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce in 2010.

Alice was a member of the Marietta Rotary Club, where she remained active in literacy and scholarship programs, eventually establishing the annual Ted Chapman Scholarships in honor of her late son.

Alice was preceded in death by her beloved husband Leroy R. Chapman, on November 19, 2020, son George Edward (Ted) Chapman, on September 15, 2014, and brother Richard Ely. She is survived by her son John Martin Chapman (Julia Kay) of Seattle, WA, granddaughters Kyra and Autumn Kay Chapman, sisters Harriet Griesinger, Nancy Kales, Marry Brennan, Jane Pearce, and her brother Robert Moulton-Ely.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ely Chapman Education Foundation fund at the Marietta Community Foundation, 100 Putnam Street, PO Box 77, Marietta, OH 45750, or to the Marietta Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1138, Marietta, OH 45740.

Hello REO Speedwagon Fans!

As we write this, there are still VIP tickets left for REO Speedwagon, but you better hurry if you want them!

These VIP tickets do not show up on our webpage. You must call us to purchase them.

YOU CANNOT PURCHASE THESE ONLINE!!
YOU MUST CALL THE BOX OFFICE.
Number below.

VIP – WHEELS ARE TURNIN’ PACKAGE:

-One premium reserved ticket
-Specially designed REO Speedwagon raglan tour shirt (exclusive to packages only!)
-REO Speedwagon pin set
-REO Speedwagon USB lanyard
-REO Speedwagon collectible coin
-Commemorative tour laminate
-Commemorative ticket
-Limited availability (Limit 8 per order)

Pricing – Varied by Seat Location

$299

$279

$259

CALLING IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET VIP!

Please contact the box office to purchase VIP seating
740-371-5152
tickets@nullpeoplesbanktheatre.com

 

Thank you!

 

 


Dear Friends,It was always such a joy to experience live entertainment at the Peoples Bank Theatre, and we certainly miss you and everyone that has helped make the theatre such an exciting destination. Unfortunately, the impact of COVID-19 continues to extend our period of darkness.As you might know, we were successful at reaching our $100,000 goal during our 100 Days Campaign that ended August 1. We thought we’d be open by now, but now our nonprofit theatre is facing a challenge that is much more ominous, as this will take longer than we once thought.

We still have a total debt of $1 million in restoration and COVID-19 relief loans, as well as all the other expenses it takes to maintain a large facility. You might not realize—it takes $25,000 a month for us just to sit dark!

We have cut every cost we can, furloughed 90% of our staff, and have volunteers performing everything from building maintenance and patron communication to social media. These expenses are threatening the future of your theatre. We have an immediate need to raise 2 million dollars—and secure our future.

We understand that the coronavirus has made life difficult for everyone, but if you wish to secure the future, YOUR FUTURE AT THE THEATRE, and can help with a financial gift, we need your contribution NOW.

We sure miss seeing you at the Peoples Bank Theatre, and we are looking forward to the day when we can all gather again and experience the amazing live shows that we have rescheduled for you including: REO Speedwagon, Clint Black, Bill Engvall, Kansas, Mountain Stage, Esbenshade Series, Dancing with the Docs, and so much more. Remember: Save your tickets; we are saving your seat!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Sincerely,
Hunt Brawley, J.D., Executive Director, Todd Burge, Talent Buyer, Dan Harrison, President, Dave Tenney, Treasurer, Tammy Cinalli, Secretary, Jerry Brock, Dan Bryant, Misty Crosby, Geoff Coward, Tatum Parmer, Jenny Powers, Jill Ruff, Brad Smith, Sarah Drake, Matt Evans, Jennifer Garrison, Stephen Hussey, LeeAnn Johnson, Christy Minard, Ken Morrison, Geoff Schenkel, LeeAndra White Smith, Jim Vuksic, Bernita Watson, Shelly Windeler, Paul Zecchi, Dan Stephan, Sr. emeritus

       

Choose the level of your tax-deductible contribution to the Ticket to Your Future Capital Campaign:

  • Distinguished Participant  – $100 – $999 Click here
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  • Distinguished Booster  – $5,000 – $9,999 Click here
  • Legacy Patron (major theatre naming opportunities) $10,000 – $400,000 Click here
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Hello Valued Patrons!

All of our shows have been rescheduled to a later time when we are hoping it will once again be safe for us to gather. If you purchased a ticket to any show, it will still be good! Save your ticket and we will save your seats! Thank you.

Check and see when your favorite events will occur and remember, we are still selling tickets!

https://peoplesbanktheatre.com/events/

 

*As things are changing rapidly, please visit the website often for up-to-date information.

Contact the email below if you have questions.
Thanks again!
Peoples Bank Theatre Staff

 

This year, Manhattan Short received 1250 entries from 70 countries from which 10 finalists were selected. These 10 short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 400 cities on six continents! The judges of these films are you, the audience. On entry to each venue, you will be handed a ballot card that allows you to vote for the best short film and actor. Your vote will then be sent to Manhattan Short’s headquarters, and the winner will be announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday, October 7 at 10 am EST.

 

NEFTA Football Club

Director: Yves Piat

Country: France

Running Time: 17:00

Synopsis: In Tunisia, two football-loving, young brothers find a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the boarder with Algeria. But why is the animal wearing headphones over its ears?

 

Debris

Director: Julio Ramos

Country: USA

Running Time: 14:00

Synopsis: After a disastrous event on his construction site, Armando acts quickly to save his crew, but instead stumbles upon an unspeakable truth. Debris is an intense and visceral glimpse of the grim world of human labor trafficking.

 

Driving Lessons

Directed by: Marziyeh Riahi

Country: Iran

Time: 12:48

Synopsis: Local laws say Bahareh’s husband must accompany her to driving lessons so she and her instructor will not be alone, a task made more complicated when the two men don’t get along.

 

Tipped

Directed by: Alysse Leite-Rogers

Country: Canada

Time: 13:48

Synopsis: A waitress at an upscale restaurant reaches her tipping point with a table of difficult customers and concocts a special dish of revenge.

 

Sylvia

Directed by: Richard Prendergast

Country: United Kingdom

Time: 16:53

Synopsis: Our love affair with the automobile means that a car can feel like it is part of the family. Sometimes it’s more than that.

 

The Match

Directed by: Pia Andell

Country: Finland

Time: 15:38

Synopsis: Two middle-aged women turn a friendly game of tennis into an intense competition but stand united at the end of the match when they discover one thing in common.

 

This Time Away

Directed by: Magali Barbe

Country: United Kingdom

Time: 14:00

Synopsis: An elderly man lives as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had, until a non-human visitor arrives and disrupts his isolation.

 

Malou

Directed by: Adi Wojaczek

Country: Germany

Time: 14:00

Synopsis: Rejected by a famed dance school, Malou gets a chance to prove that she’s destined for a career as a dancer despite the odds seemingly stacked against her.

 

A Family Affair

Directed by: Florence Keith-Roach

Country: United Kingdom

Time: 13:08

Synopsis: When Annabelle wakes up alone in a stranger’s bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks the day cannot get any worse. But then Bernard walks in and he is not the man of her dreams.

 

At The End Of The World

Directed by: Fon Davis

Country: USA

Time: 13:08

Synopsis: In an apocalyptic future, a lonely government worker finds solace with a soldier during the last World War. But their future together is threatened when the soldier is sent back into battle.

 

Get your tickets now or check out ManhattanShort.com for more information.

David McCullough is one of us now. “The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West” was published in early May after years of anticipation in Marietta, where McCullough’s examination of the Revolutionary War veterans and other characters who settled what was then the U.S. frontier is centered.

The Hipp-Stage Production Company of Peoples Bank Theatre is no longer producing the Marietta Summer Theatre Festival; Shakespeare by the River (2014-2018), and the Summer Musical (Oklahoma, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls).  The Theatre Department of Marietta College has assumed the responsibility for providing the Marietta Community with Summer Theatre beginning in 2019.

The historic Peoples Bank Theatre announces its 2019 Summer-Fall Spotlight Series. This latest lineup of eight national touring artists comes just as the theatre celebrates its 100th Anniversary. From Grammy Award-winning musicians, to stand-up comedy and trapeze artists the Summer-Fall series continues the theatre’s century-long history of live entertainment.

This style guide for our 1919 Speakeasy Party on February 2 is a guest post from our friends at Teri Ann’s. The era of the roaring twenties personified women pushing boundaries through fashion and style. No longer were women willing to trade their mobility for the old stodgy customs of the Victorian era. Society was evolving and fashion changed along with it.

GRAMMY award winner Keb’ Mo’ opens 2018-19 season at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 16

Talented musicians and dancers will highlight the 38th season of the Esbenshade Series at Marietta College, which features four performances that are free and open to the public at the Peoples Bank Theatre starting on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Each of the four performers this season are unique from each other and are sure to appeal to a wide-ranging audience.

“The 2018-19 Esbenshade Series has an outstanding slate of programs and continues our tradition of bringing diverse and eclectic top-tier performers and musicians to Marietta College and the community,” said Tanya Wilder, Director of the Esbenshade Series. “Generous support from the Esbenshade family makes it possible to experience concerts and performances at the Peoples Bank Theatre that complement ongoing initiatives in the arts in our area. It’s an honor to work with everyone involved in the Esbenshade Series as we stage some of the country’s finest talent each year.”

All performances are free and open to the public. You can reserve up to four seats per performance about a month before the show. You can reserve them at peoplesbanktheatre.com or call the Peoples Bank Theatre Box Office at (740) 371-5152

The season opens with Keb’ Mo’, a four-time GRAMMY winner, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16.

Keb’ Mo’s career took off in 1994 with the self-titled release under his newly coined Keb’ Mo’ moniker, and over the years, he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels.

Album after album, 14 in total, garnered him 11 GRAMMY nominations and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute – Timeless. One of his GRAMMY nominations was for the Country Song of the Year for “I Hope,” co-written with The Dixie Chicks, and three alone for his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana including Americana Album of the Year. Keb’ Mo’ has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and six BMI Awards for his work in TV & Film.

Tickets may be reserved starting on Aug. 6.

Up next is ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. Shimabukuro’s unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at 4, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon.

As he matured, Shimabukuro also found inspiration from guitar players, drummers, pianists, and singers. Even athletes helped fuel the intensity of his artistic fire. Shimabukuro’s records have topped the Billboard World Music Charts on numerous occasions, and as a live performer he has become one of the hottest tickets around. His new album, The Greatest Day, will be released on Aug. 31.

Tickets may be reserved starting on Oct. 1.

The final two performances of the Esbenshade season will take place in the spring semester, beginning with MOMIX: Opus Cactus at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17.

After a 10-year rest period, Opus Cactus is back again with a new look, fresh energy, and fun surprises. MOMIX’s dancers take audiences on a dynamic journey where their bodies become towering cacti, slithering lizards and fire dancers as they bring the landscape of the American Southwest to life through the illusionistic style of Opus Cactus. Originally created as a 20-minute piece in 2001 for the Ballet Arizona, Opus Cactus was then brought back into the MOMIX retort and a full-evening work was created.

Tickets may be reserved starting on Jan. 7.

The final performance of the 2018-19 Esbenshade Series features Havana Cuba All-Stars at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 10.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. The All-Stars will be performing “Nights in Old Havana” with Banda “Asere” and Bailes de Salsa. With rhythms and melodies from the cha-cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats.

The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens. With the greatest dancers and musicians of Cuba working in tandem, the American encore of the Havana Cuba All-Stars’ tour will be a spirited spectacle of song and dance, exemplifying Cuba’s greatest musical traditions.

Ticket reservations begin January 28.

These events have been funded by the Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund, which provides annual income for the purpose of bringing lectures, performing artists or programs of diverse nature to the campus for public appearances. The endowed fund was established in 1980 by Harry H. Esbenshade, Sr. and Harry H. Esbenshade, Jr., husband and son, respectively, of the late Mrs. Esbenshade of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. All events are free and open to the public.

During First Friday: Downtown Art Walk, on July 6 stop in between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and join us for the opening reception of  our latest Auditorium Gallery exhibit by watercolor artist Karol Goldstein, featuring beloved sights and iconic landmarks from historic downtown Marietta.

In Karol’s words…“As a photographer paints a picture with a camera, I hopefully do so with my brushes. I love the freedom, freshness, and looseness of watercolor, along with pen and ink. Combine that with my appreciation for old architecture and also the beauty of nature, it gives me the perfect canvas on which to express myself and a wonderful creative outlet for me.”

Karol taught art in the public school system for 22 years. She has received continuous workshops from nationally renowned watercolor artists. Her work has been purchased not only for homes and offices, but also for commissions and can be viewed at Riverside Artists Gallery in Marietta where she is a member.

Karol is originally from Ohio, being born and raised in Cleveland. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and fortunate enough to have three of her art works displayed at the Cleveland Museum of Art May Show.  She met and married her husband in Cleveland and soon moved to Parkersburg, West Virginia, where they raised three wonderful children.

Peoples Bank Theatre is excited to welcome Missoula Children’s Theatre for a summer production of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. and 5:30.

A young princess named Show White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But, the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs and the Prince come to her rescue. Experience the unique twist the Missoula Children’s Theatre puts on this classic fairy tale!

Auditions for Snow White will be Monday, July 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students entering 1st grade through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show. (Please note: There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play.) Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session. The first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition.

Due to time constraints, late-comers and anyone missing the initial audition may not be considered in the casting of the show.

Most students in the production will rehearse daily 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Cast members scheduled for the full 4½ hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack lunch or snack.

Performances will be Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the stage of Peoples Bank Theatre. Tickets: Adults $12 / Children $8. Admission proceeds directly support this program.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. This coming year more than 65,000 cast members across the globe will take to the stage to the delight and applause of their families, friends, community, neighbors and teachers!

Participation is FREE. No preparation or prior experience is necessary for the audition. (But a smile never hurts!) For more info call Peoples Bank Theatre at 740-373-0894.

  • Auditions: Mon., July 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Rehearsals: Tues. – Fri., 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Performance: Sat., July 29, 3:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.