Children's theater auditions set

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DORSET — Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "The Tortoise Versus the Hare: the Greatest Race" from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at the Dorset Playhouse.

Those auditioning should arrive by 3:45 p.m. 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 audition. Rehearsals will take place each day that week culminating in two performances on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Students from kindergarten to grade 12 are encouraged to audition.

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No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. Children who are cast in the show and for backstage responsibilities must be available for all their scheduled rehearsals each day of the week.

The Missoula Children's Theatre residency is presented by The Dorset Players with support from presenting sponsors Berkshire Bank and Sheila Childs. Show sponsors are Above All Vermont and Rug Crazy. The Stewart's Shops provided a holiday match grant to help fund the production.

This year marks the 50th year that The Dorset Players will be presenting the Missoula company at the Playhouse.Tuition for the week of the Missoula program will be $30 per participant and some scholarships are available upon parental request.

For more information on the auditions contact The Dorset Players Business Office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 802-867-5570 or email

"The Tortoise Versus the Hare: the Greatest Race" will be presented on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for youths and are available at


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