Marshalltown Community Theatre

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 Auditions Announced!  

The Hundred Dresses

by Mary Hall Surface


Set in 1938 small-town Connecticut, The Hundred Dresses by Mary Hall Surface, portrays the treatment of a newly arrived immigrant family from Poland. The effects on both Wanda Petronski, the target of merciless bullying, and Maddie Reeves, who chooses to stand by and do nothing, are explored.

Adapted from the book by Eleanor Estes

AUDITIONS To Be Held on the MCT Main Stage

Sunday, January 11    Youth 1:30 pm

                                      Adults 3:00 pm

Monday, January 12   Youth 6:30 pm

                                      Adults 7:30 pm

Characters Needed:

(4) girls aged 9-12

(2) boys aged 9 -12

(1) boy aged 13 – 16

(2) women aged 30 – 50

(2) men aged 40 – 60

The Petronski family: one girl, older boy, and one man will require Polish accents. Wanda Petronski plays a recorder (wind instrument) on stage. Another girl, Cecile, performs a short ballet piece.

Those auditioning should come prepared for stage movement games and dialogue cuttings. Those interested in auditioning for Wanda should bring a recorder or wind instrument and a prepared piece of 3-4 lines of music. Scripts are available at Lowe’s Flowers. Questions may be directed to Karen Roessler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .