For parents interested in finding out more about the Missoula Children’s Theatre, as discussed at the last DPAC meeting:
A little red truck pulls into your town with everything it takes to mount a full-scale musical production…except the cast.
That’s where the children of your community come in.
On Monday, they’re cast as characters.
By Saturday, they’ve gainedcharacter – the kind that really counts.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre provides a week-long residency “starring” 50-60 of your local students in a full-scale musical. MCT has been touring for 39 years. Annually, MCT visits nearly 1,300 communities in all 50 states, 3 Canadian Territories and 5 provinces and 16 countries. Our mission is the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through participation in this unique and educational project. Our team of two professional tour actor/directors arrive in your town with scenery, costumes, props, make-up and basic lighting—everything it takes to put on a play . . . except the cast.
This week-long residency begins with an open group audition and culminates in two public performances. Fifty to sixty students grades K-12, or a combination of these ages, are cast and well rehearsed throughout the week, learning lines, songs and choreography to perform as an ensemble in producing a full-length musical. All of our shows are original adaptations of children’s stories and fairytales—a twist on the classic stories that you know and love.
We provide year-round touring and our fees are based on region. The fee includes an open audition, intensive rehearsals, two public performances (you keep the proceeds from all ticket sales) and three enrichment workshops. Additional performances may be purchased. Learn more by visiting our Q&A for Presenting page and the Residency Week Basics.
If you have any questions or would like to request additional information please contact the Tour Marketing Department at (406) 728-1911 or by email.