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This weeklong CTA/Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is supported in part by a grant from the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council and the Wisconsin Art Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.  

Camp: August 14-19

Performances: 18 & 19

Would it surprise you to know that the story of Rapunzel happened in France? Well, it didn’t really, but our story takes you on a frivolous frolic through the French countryside.  

The Ogres garden in the Mushroom patch while the Corn and Potato spies report back to Madame Gothel. Frenchy and his intense friends, the Wood Elves, do their best to help Rapunzel escape the grasp of Madame Gothel. The lost Prince, Rapunzel’s parents, and her friends the Unicorns try to help. Just when you think it’s safe to cross the bridge, a Troll and Three Billy Goats Gruff get in the way. It doesn’t help that the Three Bears (or is it four) confuse Rapunzel with Goldilocks and chase her through the forest. Add to that the Gremlins trying to play tricks on everyone, and you have chaos! Well, it’s not that bad because the Pixies foil the Gremlins’ plans most of the time. In short, Rapunzel and all the rest of the characters tell a silly tale of personal triumph and friendship.

Auditions for those who have pre-registered online will be held at 10:00am on Monday, August 14 at the Rinehart Theatre (210 5th Ave. E, Ashland).  

This process lasts up to two hours and all are required to be in attendance for its entirety. The cast will be announced at the end of the two hours –  each cast member will receive a rehearsal schedule for the remainder of the week. A portion of the cast will be required to stay following auditions for a short rehearsal. 

Rehearsals are 10:00am-2:30pm with a half-hour lunch break [kids bring their own lunch]. You will receive a rehearsal schedule at auditions with more information.

CAMP & Showtimes

CAMP DATES: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 19 (rehearsals are 10:00am-2:30pm with a half-hour lunch break [kids bring their own lunch]. You will receive a rehearsal schedule at auditions with more information).

PERFORMANCES: Friday, August 18, 6:30 PM, Saturday, August 19, 1:00PM and 3:30PM  

QUESTIONS: Contact Deb Ellefson at [email protected]