The Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to the Shoreline Arts Festival June 28 for the 10th year and presents “Hansel and Gretel,” an original musical adaptation of the Brothers’ Grimm age-old tale of a journey, a secret, and a grand adventure.
Poor Hank and Gretchen. All of their friends, off to summer camp, have left them behind. While waiting for dinner Hank and Gretchen fall asleep and dream their way to times gone by. They wake with a start. Lost in the woods, Hansel and Gretel search for the path which will lead them to better times at home. Hansel and Gretel must unravel the secret of the Wildwood Witch: Is she bad? Or is she good? Is she wicked? Or misunderstood? Hansel and Gretel’s dream is mysteriously blended with real life, and the lessons of one apply to the other.
Local children from elementary to high school age are invited to audition for one of 50 spots in this year’s production. The professional actor/directors of Missoula Children’s Theatre will host auditions from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 23 in the Shoreline Room of the Shoreline Center, located at 18560 1st Ave. NE. Early arrival is recommended; doors will close promptly at 4 p.m. No advance preparation is necessary and the audition is free. Rehearsals will take place from 4-8:30 p.m. every day leading up to the performances at 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 in the Shoreline Center Auditorium.
Tickets for “Hansel and Gretel” are $5 and may be purchased online at www.shorelinearts.net, by phone at 206-417-4645 or in the Arts Council office.