Tryouts next week for Mesabi Musical

EVELETH — Children, teens and adults with a love for performing on stage are invited to try out for Mesabi Musical Theatre's summer production at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 21-23, in the Eveleth-Gilbert High School auditorium.

Inspired by the "twisted genius of Roald Dahl," the Tony Award-winning "Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical" is the "captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life," according to a press release from Mesabi Musical Theatre.

Children wishing to try out must be entering the fourth grade or above this fall. Children, teens and adults can audition on any of the three nights. The auditions, which includes acting and singing, last about two hours. Students will participate in a dance audition as well. Rehearsals will be in the evening Monday-Thursday.

"Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical" will be presented at Eveleth-Gilbert High School's Boardman Auditorium, opening at 7 p.m.Wednesday, July 24, with shows continuing on Thursday and Friday night. A final matinee performance will be Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets, which will go on sale in early June, are $17 for preferred seating, $15 for adults and $13 for students or senior citizens.

Artistic director is Amber Johnson, directors are Megan Zubich and Kasie Johnson, orchestra director is Matt Mahonen, vocal music director is Dominick Olivanti and choreographer is Kasie Johnson.

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