“Johnny Appleseed” Auditions
To Be Held At The Golden Husk
An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Johnny Appleseed” on Mon., Aug. 3, at The Golden Husk Theatre in Ord, from 1-3 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 1 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. All youth who plan to audition must pre-register this year by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 308-730-8133. Please provide the participant’s name, age/grade level and family contact information (parent name, email and phone number) by July 27 at 5 p.m.
Among the roles to be cast are Johnny Appleseed; Granpa’s Kiddos, the Pioneers; Sir Peter Prescott and his sidekick Rupert; the Fife and Drum Soldiers; Lewis and Clark; A group of Western Animals; and the Apple Seeds. Students, in first through 12th grades, in the Loup Valley region are encouraged to audition. 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. Pre-registrations will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.
There are a limited number of cast roles including the following: 16 spots for youth entering first grade through seven years old, 44 spots for youth eight to 18 years old and four spots for assistant directors for youth 12-18 years old.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery and props. MCT Tour actors and directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day. A schedule for the rehearsal times for specific cast roles will be provided at the beginning of the week.
Educational workshops will also be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following rehearsals from 2:45-3:30 p.m.
“Johnny Appleseed” will be presented on Sat., Aug. 8 at 3 - 5:30 p.m. at The Golden Husk Theatre. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Valley County is brought to you as a free arts and cultural youth experience by The Golden Husk Theatre with support from the Valley County Community Foundation Fund and the Wozab Memorial Fund.
The Golden Husk staff will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the local health department, Missoula Children’s Theatre and the CDC which may change cast size, rehearsal routines and audience capacity at the community performances.
The Golden Husk Theatre is looking forward to hosting this fun and creative musical theatre experience for area youth and families.
Nebraska Senior Games Deadline
For Registration Approaching
The City of Kearney Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the Nebraska Senior Games. The games, for people 50 and older, are scheduled for Aug. 6-9, in Kearney. Events include: Bowling, 5K, 10K, 20K, and 40K Cycling, Golf, 5K and 10K Run, Horseshoes, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Badminton, Free Throw and Hot Shot Basketball, Pickleball, Disc Golf and Cornhole.
The Nebraska Senior Games is a member of the National Senior Games Association. This is a qualifying year for Nationals that will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL Nov. 5-18, 2021.
The registration deadline is Mon., July 20. Please call 308-237-4644, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for an entry form, or visit the Nebraska Senior Games website at www.nebraskaseniorgames.com.