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Children’s theater auditions for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Monday

An audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” will take place on Monday in Pahrump.

The audition will take place on Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the NyE Communities Coalition activity center, located at the corner of Wilson Road and West Street.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is presented by the Pahrump Arts Council, or PAC, with support from the Nevada Arts Council, Nye Communities Coalition/Methodologies, High Desert International Film Festival, and PAC’s Youth Arts program.

Loretta Lindell, president of the Pahrump Arts Council, said family-oriented events are a mainstay of the council’s offerings through its Youth Arts program.

“We’ve been having them come here for at least 10 years or more, and it’s really a favorite of the community. The children who come to participate love it,” she said about auditions.

“The productions provide an equal opportunity for all children who wish to participate to learn teamwork and cooperation and expressing themselves through the arts. It can be transformational for children,” Lindell said.

The MCT touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup, and two professional directors, Abby Kohake and Jay Echols.

Kohake and Echols will arrive in Pahrump on Sunday, conduct open auditions on Monday, and rehearse the children cast in roles during the week after school.

Among the roles to be cast are three Alices of varying size, her sister Margaret, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Queen of Hearts, the King of Hearts, the Knave of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Flower Band, cards, and lobsters.

The production is supported in part by the $1,200 grant from the Nevada’s Arts Council. Residency fee, lodging for two directors for a week and advertising are covered by Youth Arts program.

The audition is open to all students kindergarten through 12th grade. No advance preparation is necessary and students auditioning should arrive promptly and plan to stay for the full two hours.

“Alice in Wonderland” will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Nye Communities Coalition activity center.

PAC doesn’t charge for auditioning but it charges for performance tickets on Saturday, $3 for students, $5 for adults, or $20 for a family pass for both performances.

Contact reporter Daria Sokolova at dsokolova@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @dariasokolova77

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