Smoot Kids Club show Saturday night

From staff reports

The Smoot Kids Club Series will continue this weekend with a performance of “Nugget & Fang” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The show is aimed at ages 4 to 8. Tickets and information are available by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at

Based on a children’s book by Tammi Sauer, the under-the-sea musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks. To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Nothing goes as planned. Fang is moping in deep waters when he notices that Nugget and his minnow schoolmates are caught up in some big trouble and one very big net.

Also part of the Kids Club Series, Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to the Smoot Theatre for a 17th residency in April.

This year’s show will be “Snow White” and auditions are open to all children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Auditions will be April 9 from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Those auditioning should plan to arrive prior to 4:15 p.m. and plan to stay the entire two hours.

Auditions will begin promptly at 4:15 p.m. and late-comers will not be admitted to the audition room. The cast will be selected by 6:15 p.m. Some will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following auditions. All must be available to work daily after school until approximately 8:30 p.m. Two shows will be presented on April 14. No preparation or prior experience is necessary for the audition. For more information, call 304-422-PLAY (7529).