The Wayward Players

 
Hadley Williams (l) and Matthew Porter (r) are the
Tour Directors for ArtsLink’s presentation of the
Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Peter and Wendy
on July 28 at 3 and 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Theater
of downtown New Martinsville.

When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man, Smee, on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it’s seemingly business as usual…at first. Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan.

Join ArtsLink and the Missoula Children’s Theatre this Saturday, July 28, when more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of Peter and Wendy. The show will be performed by area children at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville.

Hadley Williams and Matthew Porter are the Tour Directors for the MCT performance.

Williams is from Toledo, OH, and is currently a student at Siena Heights University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater/speech communications. Some of her favorite show credits include “Juliet” in Romeo and Juliet, “Miss Havisham” in Great Expectations, and “Cassie” in Rumors.

Porter is originally from Detroit/Macomb, MI, and recently graduated with a BA in theater/musical theater from Siena Heights University.  When not performing, he enjoys writing and composing his own music, reading, or watching far too much television.

Throughout its over 40 year existence, the Missoula Children’s Theatre International Tour has fostered developmental life skills in more than a million kids. Locally, children entering first through 12 th grades auditioned Monday, July 23, then reported for daily rehearsals until curtain time on July 28.

The residency in New Martinsville is made possible by ArtsLink with help from Ohio Valley Online, Riggenbach Tile & Carpet, Walmart #2684, the City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ / WYMJ Radio, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Witschey’s Supermarket, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. MCT is supported by the Montana Arts Council, a state agency funded by the state of Montana.

Reserved tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Please call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278 for additional information. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.

 
  
Kids on the Lincoln Theater Steps planning to audition
for the upcoming ArtsLink presentation of
the Missoula Children’s Theater production
of Peter and Wendy.

Front row, (left to right): Lexi Jones, Meadow Smith,
Helena Long, Ciera Slater, and Hana Biram.

Second row: 
Makayla Salisbury, Shelden Hood, Fay Salisbury,
and Nardos Biram.
 

Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production Peter and Wendy on Monday, July 23 will provide about 50 roles for children of all agesAmong the roles to be cast are Peter, his Shadow, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys; Wendy and her brothers John and Michael; their parents Mr. and Mrs. Darling with their faithful friends Nana and Liza. Captain Hook and his Pirate Crew along with the Crocodile; Tiger Lily, the band of Neverlanders and Neverland Creatures; and, carrying them to Neverland, a group of stormy Clouds. The Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup.

Auditions will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville for children entering first through 12 th grades. There also are Student Director opportunities for older youths to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session. The first rehearsal begins approximately 30 minutes after the audition.

While approximately 50 roles will be available, there is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play, Missoula officials note.

“This is a group audition – no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts,” said Donna Earley, ArtsLink coordinator. “Students should be ready to come and have a good time.”

Performances will be Saturday, July 28 at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater. Children will rehearse every day the week of July 23 from 10 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. at the theater. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Cast members scheduled for the full 4½ hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack lunch.

Students in the cast may be called for dress rehearsal before the performance that day. All those cast must be available for all 
scheduled performances.

The residency in New Martinsville is made possible by ArtsLink with help from Ohio Valley Online, Riggenbach Tile & Carpet, the City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ / WYMJ Radio, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Witschey’s Supermarket, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. MCT is supported by the Montana Arts Council, a state agency funded by the state of Montana.

Please call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278 for additional information or to pre-register. Pre-registration is requested, but not required.

ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 to request assistance. 

 
 
 
       

ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility
wherever possible.  Accessible seating is available for all
events.  Persons with special needs may contact
us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.
 


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