LIVE AT HERITAGE CENT ER FAMILY SERIES TREASURE ISLAND
PRODUCED BY MISS OULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE
AUDITION: MONDAY, JANUARY 15 @ 4:15–6:15 PM
SHOW: SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 @ 10 AM AND 2 PM
UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE HERITAGE CENTER
JOHN AND ALICE BUTLER HALL (2255 BENN ETT ST)
Follow young Jim Hawkins and his friends as they sail a dangerous sea of adventure with Long John Silver and his pirate band at the helm when Missoula Children’s Theatre and over 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel, Treasure Island.
Auditions take place Jan. 15 at 4:15–6:15 p.m. with the performances on Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., both at Heritage Center.
Jim, a mischievous lad, lives with his mother and six sisters in a seaside village on the coast of Maine. The year is 1782 and the American War for Independence is waning. Longing for adventure, Jim comes under the hypnotic spell of the legendary pirate, Long John Silver. With a treasure map in hand and Silver as his seeming mentor, Jim sails uncharted seas with a flock of gulls as guides. Always up for adventure, Jim’s ruffian friends say farewell to their village parents and serve as cabin boys for Silver and his band of hilarious (although unsavory) pirate types. Once on the island, nights are sleepless as true colors are revealed in our hero’s quest. Then—at last—the treasure is found and we’re homeward bound.
Local youth (kindergarten through 12th grade) auditioning should arrive on Monday, Jan. 15 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, John and Alice Butler Hall and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. MCT tour actor and directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the entire week from 4:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Although there is no fee to audition, those cast in the production will be subject to a $50 registration/participation fee (includes two tickets to a performance). Children of UD alumni are subject to a reduced $25 registration/participation fee.
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Dubuque County Library District will host hands-on Treasure Island themed activities prior to the auditions and performances. Please check with the libraries on activity scheduling and locations. Library activity participants will receive a voucher for a free child’s admission to Treasure Island with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for alumni/military, $9 for student/child, and $4 lap seat for children 3 and under (lap seat ticket available with purchase of an adult ticket) and can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter. The box office will be closed through Jan. 1. During this time, Treasure Island full price adult tickets will be discounted by $5 and online convenience fees waived. Normal box office hours resume Jan. 2.