Pine River-Backus Community Education Theater will host auditions for "The Princess and the Pea" from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 4-5, in the Pine River-Backus High School Choir Room.

Rehearsals will begin in mid-March with performances Friday-Sunday, May 1-3. Jen Anderson is the director.

Auditions are open to adults of all ages and students in grades five and older. There are a large number of roles available for both students and adults. This production is an entertaining version of Hans Christian Anderson’s short story.

Those who audition should be prepared to read selections from the script and participate in simple improvisation exercises. Additional scheduled audition times may be arranged by contacting Jen Anderson prior to official audition dates at or 218-831-4165.

More information is available by contacting Troy Gregory at 218-587-2080. This production is produced with permission by Classics on Stage! Of Chicago, Illinois.

Pine River-Backus Community Education Theater is looking for a set designer for "The Princess and the Pea." The position includes building, painting, some prop building and acquisition and mentoring students and/or adult volunteers. The builder will be paid a stipend.

For more information or to apply, contact Troy Gregory at The production meeting is mid-February. Builds will happen in April with performances in early May.