by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners spent the better part of their
by Carol Bridge
RATON — Every year the Missoula Children’s Theatre comes to Raton and presents a performance using local children and young people for the cast. This year the production will be Gilbert and Sullivan’s, ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, a comic operetta full of music and mistaken identities. The team will arrive with everything that it takes to put on the performance – except the stage. A director, sets, lights, costumes, props, and everything else that it takes to put on a play will arrive in a little red truck.
The team will hold an open audition and invite local talent to have a go. Rehearsals last a week and then two performances are presented to the public. This happens quickly, so if you want your child to have the opportunity, pay close attention to the dates. This will be cast near the end of February and will only last until March 3.
This is an opportunity for children to learn about the magic of theater, self discipline, teamwork and responsibility and maybe discover a talent. Sarah Kowalski, who is in charge of this endeavor, is looking for a Modern Major General, an assortment of pirates, policemen, and girly girls! Children need to be old enough to have a sense of responsibility and to take direction. More information? Contact Sarah at 575-445-4746.