Auditions for New Minowa Players’ annual children's show, "Alice In Wonderland" are Friday, Aug. 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at New Minowa Players Theatre, 906 South Mill Street, Decorah.

Auditions will last approximately one hour. No actor preparation is necessary, but actors are asked to bring a list of conflicts between the first rehearsal Aug. 26 through the final performance Oct. 27.

The children's show is an opportunity for actors in kindergarten through eighth grade to shine. Everyone who auditions will be in the show. Everyone who wants lines to speak will have them. Everyone who wants to sing a solo will be allowed to do so. There is no pressure to do either of those things. Some actors prefer to be in the chorus. Auditions help the director assign parts appropriately.

Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 26. During the week of performances rehearsals will be longer, running from 5:15 to 7:30, and will include a Wednesday rehearsal. Performance dates are Oct. 24-27, with evening performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7, and a Sunday matinee at 2.

"Alice in Wonderland" is an original musical with script by Rick Scheffert and music and lyrics by Sheryl Scheffert. This show has many great parts for both girls and boys. Questions should be directed to Rick Scheffert, director, at 563-379-5739 or

Sponsors for Alice in Wonderland are Decorah Bank & Trust, Family Table Restaurant, Gallery of Tops, Iroc Web Design Services, Pizza Ranch, RocketDog Books, Rockweiler Appliane & TV, Rick and Sheryl Scheffert, Sogo Snacks and Singing Hammers Construction.