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Auditions are Monday, March 9. Performance are Saturday, March 14.

The Emperor's New ClothesDo you have an aspiring young actor or actress in your family? West Chester University’s WCU Live! Performing Arts Series is holding auditions to cast 50 local children, grades K-12, in Missoula Children’s Theatre THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES. Performances are on Saturday, March 14, at 2 & 5 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building at 700 S. High Street, West Chester. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and seniors and can be purchased at

This is the 14th year the country’s preeminent professional children’s theatre company will perform at West Chester. The highly-entertaining, original musical adaption, features two of their professional actors and the local cast. Missoula Children’s Theatre’s primary mission is to develop life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.

John Rhein, Director of Cultural and Community Affairs at West Chester University, says, “It is always a great pleasure to have Missoula Children’s Theatre here on our campus. The children who participate in the production develop so many skills and have so much fun during the week-long rehearsal process. The performances themselves are great fun and can be enjoyed by old and young alike.”

Auditions will be held Monday, March 9, 2019, at 4:30 p.m., in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 South High Street, West Chester. No advance preparation or experience is necessary. Visit to register to audition.


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