Auditions for actors and dancers for the Monroe-Jackson Dance Theatre’s production of Cinderella will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 at Marilyn School of Dance, LLC, 1007 Superior Ave, Tomah.

The production has roles for everyone, onstage and off. In addition to the cast, set builders, painters, seamstresses and backstage crew are needed.

Non-dancing actors audition at 11 a.m.; dancers and actors with experience audition at 1 p.m. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to auditions. Performers under 18 must have a parent present; a parent and adult participant meeting is 1 p.m. A mandatory information meeting will precede both auditions. Enter the studio through the back.

All levels of dancers, third grade through adult, are encouraged to audition. Dancers should arrive in strict ballet attire; bring pointe shoes if proficient. The production is looking for adult actors to portray roles of town folk, merchants and royalty. Youth actors sixth grade through high school are needed as pages, huntsmen and townsfolk.

Cinderella is a tale of “once upon a time” where a girl whose father has passed away now lives with her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. Cinderella ends up being a servant in her own home while they laze the day away and make fun of all the hard work Cinderella must do. Cinderella meets a handsome stranger at the town market one day; unbeknownst to her he is a prince. The prince’s father throws a ball so his son may find a bride. Cinderella doesn’t know it, but she is about to have the most wonderful night of her life with a little help from her Fairy Godmother, magic and a very large pumpkin. The production will be choreographed and directed by MJDT’s artistic director Suzanne Swanson Wagner.

The performance is scheduled for a matinee and evening performance, Sunday, Dec. 17 at Tomah, High School. This is MJDT’s 21st anniversary performance. It is MJDT’s premiere performance of Cinderella. MJDT has a repertoire of eight productions, which include The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf, The Cracked Nut, Thumbelina, Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan’s Awfully Big Adventure.

For details, call Linda Capaul at 608-387-1328 or Suzanne Swanson Wagner at Marilyn School of Dance, LLC, 608-372-7488 or email


Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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