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Sequim children to perform 'Robinson Crusoe' classic

Your child, grandchild or neighbor could be a star. 

On Jan. 4, Missoula Children’s Theatre will audition local children for its production of “Robinson Crusoe” to be performed twice Saturday, Jan. 9, in Sequim High School cafeteria.
Audtions begin 3:30 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria.

In the past, 50-60 children have auditioned for the annual event coordinated by Sequim’s Olympic Theatre Arts.

Loren Johnson, OTA business manager, said they partner with Missoula because they think it’s a good opportunity for Sequim’s children overall and the children learn a lot from participating.  
For 35 years, MCT, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater, has traveled the globe. About 1,300 communities will host their programs this year with 47 teams of touring actors/directors.
Each team provides sets, lights, costumes, props and makeup for the children performing original plays based on classic children’s stories and fairy tales.

Sequim children rehearse through the week leading up to their performances and receive three enrichment workshops promoting creativity, social and communication skills, and goal achievement.

Sequim students Trey Baldwin and Jayme Birdsall participated in Missoula’s production of “Robin Hood” last year and enrolled in MCT’S Next Step Prep last summer. They trained with professionals in music, dance and acting.

“Robinson Crusoe” costs $5 for students and $10 for adults with money covering MCT’s costs.
For more information on Missoula Children’s Theatre, contact them at 406-728-1911, tour@mctinc.org or www.mctinc.org.

Olympic Theatre Arts can be reached at 683-7326 or by visiting 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, or www.olympictheatrearts.org.
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