The Missoula Children’s Theatre is back in the Methow Valley this year, and local auditions will be held on Nov. 5 for the troupe’s production of “The Secret Garden.”

The auditions will be from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Methow Valley Elementary School, open to students in grades 1 – 12, and no advance preparation is necessary. Not all who audition will be cast in the production. Assistant directors will also be cast. There is a $25 participation fee for those cast in roles or support positions; scholarships are available. Rehearsals will be throughout the week from 3:30 – 8 p.m. each day.

The performances will be on Nov. 10 at the elementary school, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $8 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under, and free for ages 5 and under. Free tickets are available to clients of The Cove, Room One and the Methow Valley Senior Center at those locations. Contact Methow Arts at 997-4004 or for more information.