Ever been abandoned in the jungle, adopted by wolves, taught by a bear, befriended by a panther or chased by a tiger? Local youngsters keen on experiencing these adventures can join the Missoula Children's Theatre as they present an original musical production of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" Saturday, July 3 at the Liberty Theater.

Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 28 at the Liberty, 1203 Commercial St. Approximately 60 roles are available for students ages 6 to 14. No advance preparation is necessary, and there is no charge to be involved.

Most students will rehearse for four hours each day, Monday through Friday. A detailed schedule will be handed out for the entire week, and those students selected to participate will be required to be at all rehearsals. Performances are scheduled for 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3.

Missoula Children's Theatre has been touring extensively for more than 30 years, from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,000 communities this year with 32 teams of tour actor/directors. A tour team arrives in town with a set, lights, costumes, props and makeup - everything it takes to put on a play except the cast. MCT's mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. For information, call (406) 728-1911 or visit www.mctinc.org


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