Shelton Kiwanis Invites Youth for Free Theater Program

Mason County youth are invited to audition for a live theater production of “The Tortoise Versus the Hare: the Greatest Race”.

For more than twenty years, the Shelton Kiwanis Club has teamed up with Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) for an exceptional performing arts program. MCT, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater visiting nearly 1,300 communities this year alone.

On March 13, the tour team will arrive in Shelton with a set, lights, costumes, props, and make-up – everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. This year’s performance is an original adaptation of Aesop’s Fable “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The adaptation is written and conceived by Jim Caron, with music by Greg Boris  and lyrics by Jim Caron.

Local school-age children are invited to open auditions on Monday, March 13 at the Shelton High School Student Union Building from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The show will be rehearsed throughout the week for public performances at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 18 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

The Shelton Kiwanis Foundation believes that participating in the performing arts hones important characteristics such as creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem. With the generous support of our sponsors and through community ticket sales, this youth education and enrichment program is offered at no cost to the students.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Shelton, Washington has been serving Mason County since 1924 and provides support to a variety of community efforts, particularly focusing on youth and education programs.

For more information about Missoula Children’s Theater contact Mary Lou Borgert, Chair, (360) 426-4651. To learn more about Shelton Kiwanis Club, visit sheltonkiwanis.weebly.com or email sheltonkiwanis@gmail.com.