Missoula Children's Theatre to Perform "Rumpelstiltskin" In Alexander May 6
May 3, 2023 | View PDF
Alexander Public School will be hosting the Missoula Children’s Theatre team the week of May 1 with a production of “Rumpelstiltskin” on Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alexander Old Gym. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. All are welcome to attend.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. The team holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and one public performance is presented on Saturday. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales… a twist on the classic stories that you know and love.
Also included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the Tour Actor/Directors. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in the unique, educational project. MCT’s mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.
MCT is based in Missoula, and also runs many local programs. These include musical theatre day camps and performing arts classes for local children, a summer residency Performing Arts Camp for students from around the world and the Missoula Community Theatre which creates an arena for local talent of all ages to participate in large-scale productions.
For students interested in a career in the performing arts, MCT has developed Next Step Prep - The Academy for Musical Theatre - providing high school students an affordable opportunity to train and study with well-known professionals in the field of music, dance and acting to prepare for college.
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