For more than two decades the Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) has been hosted in Tallassee thanks to support from the McCraney-Cottle Arts Council.

MCT has returned this week to help area children ages five to 18 present “King Arthur’s Quest.”

Auditions were held Monday and about 40 area children will be in the 6 p.m. Saturday production at Tallassee Elementary School. The auditions weren’t just reading a script. The auditions were activity-based to allow the children to get comfortable and explore the various expression-based activities. It allows the two MCT staff members to cast the children in appropriate roles quickly by identifying those who follow instructions and take suggestions easily.

Rehearsals will be held all week long until the production.