WINONA, Minn. — Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold auditions for actors ages 8 through 18 for an outdoor performance of Brian D. Taylor’s production of “Thirty-three Little Pigs.” Auditions will be Monday, June 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 W. 10th St.

Actors are needed to ham it up in this fantastic new twist on an old tale. Squeal with delight as the 33 pigs in the meadow continuously outsmart the hungry wolf, much in the style of Roadrunner and Coyote or Tom and Jerry. From Straw, Stick, and Brick pigs to Pirate, Chef, and Ninja pigs (plus 27 endearing others), they each have their chance to misdirect, heckle, and hound the bumbling Big Bad Wolf, who only finds himself further and further from getting his fill of little piggies. Full of classic, pop culture, and world-inspired piggie characters and references, actors and audiences alike will go hog-wild for this show.

Interested young actors should sign up for a 20-minute audition time slot at bit.ly/2Q1i5RV. Actors should come wearing clothing to move and dance in and be prepared to read from the script. Details about mask requirements and any other COVID-19-related guidelines to be followed at the auditions will be communicated with registrants closer to the audition date.

There will be a mandatory all-cast and parent meeting on Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Rehearsals, which will be held in small groups, will begin Tuesday, July 6, and typically run 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with possible weekends.

There is no fee to audition, but cast members will be asked to pay a $35 participation fee (scholarships are available). Performances will be in the green space between MCA’s Valéncia Arts Center and Alverna Center Friday and Saturday, July 30-31.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

About MCA

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a nonprofit community arts school offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for students of all ages from birth through older adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information about MCA or Galleria Valéncia, visit mca.smumn.edu, email mca@smumn.edu, or call 507-453-5500.

Photo caption: Seamus Schwaba during a previous MCA Youth Theatre production.

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