SIDNEY, NE — Local students will have the opportunity to show their skills on stage next week. 

The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) will be stopping through Sidney next week. MCT hosts auditions, rehearsals and a performance of a play with local students all in just one week. This year's play is "The Emperor's New Clothes."

All students in the area aged K-12 are invited to participate. Auditions will be held from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Sidney High School. From the auditions, roughly 60 students will be chosen to have roles in the play. 

Students taking part in the play will then rehearse throughout the week. The public performance is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. 

This performance is presented locally by the High Plains Arts Council in conjunction with the Missoula Children's Theatre.