Missoula Children’s Theatre
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) provides a week-long residency featuring 50-60 local children in a full-scale musical. MCT has been touring for more than 30 years. Annually, MCT visits nearly 1,200 communities in all 50 states, four Canadian Provinces, and overseas. Their mission is the development of life skills 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. The team of two professional tour actor/directors arrive at the DL Parsons Theatre with scenery, costumes, props, make-up and basic lighting—everything it takes to put on a play … except the cast. The process begins with an open group audition and culminates in two public performances. Children ages 6-18 are cast and well-rehearsed throughout the week, learning lines, songs, and choreography to perform as an ensemble. All MCT shows are original adaptations of children’s stories and fairy tales.
The DL Parsons Theatre schedules and hosts two Missoula Children’s Theatre productions each year; one in January and the other in July. Children are cast through a 4-hour open, group audition and begin rehearsals immediately that same day after they are cast.
Visit www.mctinc.org for more information about the MCT program.
Missoula Children’s Theatre receives support from the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation, SCFD, the City of Northglenn and private sponsorships.