An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast," from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Sayre Theatre in Sayre.

Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 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.

Among the roles to be cast are Beauty Lou, Imaginary Friend, Beast, Dusty and Slim the farmhands, Fleabite Clyde the dog, the Younger Daughters, the Older Daughters, the Country Folk and the Barnyard Critters. Students, in kindergarten through 12th grade, 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.

MCT touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT tour actor/directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4-8:30 p.m. each day.

Final performances of "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast" will be presented at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Guthrie Performing Arts Center at the Sayre Theatre. Tickets are available at the door for $6 each. The 2012 MCT residency in Sayre is sponsored by Ted Clark's Busy Market and the United Way of Bradford County. For more information, contact Lora Wiggins at (570) 268-ARTS (2787) or lora@bcrac.org, or visit www.bcrac.org.

Submitted by Jennifer Swain