Missoula Children’s Theater

“For more than 40 years, the Missoula Children’s Theatre has opened both hearts and minds of children to the possibility of achievement through creativity and teamwork that they learn during the theatrical process. This year alone, over 65,000 kids will be cast in one of many MCT International Tour shows. In Missoula, performing arts camps, classes, and performances for children ages K-12 are held several times a year.

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.”

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Tahoe Arts Project has proudly offered Missoula Childrens Theater to the community twice a year.  This gives children the opportunity to participate in a live theater performance, executed over the course of a week. These programs instill important core values such as commitment, determination, strong work ethic, teamwork, and a love of the arts.

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