An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “The Jungle Book,” Monday, Feb. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:30 and plan to stay for the full two and-a-half 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 Mowgli (the man-cub), Bagheera (the panther) and Akela (the leader of the pack), the entire wolf pack, Shere Khan (the tiger) with his side-kick Tabaqui (the jackal), Nag and Nagaina (the cobras), Darzee (the bird), Hathi (the master elephant), Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (the mongoose), Kaa (the rock-python), Buck (a buck) and of course the Monkey-People. All students, first through eighth grades eligible and are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production. All students chosen for rehearsal will be required to pay a $20 participation fee.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 3:30 to 6 p.m. each day. “The Jungle Book,” will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20 and 21 at the Neldon C. Mathews Center in Panaca at 7 p.m. Admission will be $2. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Panaca is brought to you by a generous grant from the Nevada Arts Council with support from Lincoln County School District and Panaca Elementary. For more information, call Panaca Elementary at (775) 728-4446.