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Missoula Children’s Theatre

MCT logoThis summer at The Paramount for TWO weeklong residencies!
Please note that rehearsal and performance schedules for each residency week are different from previous years and different from each other. Schedules are below and specifics are detailed in Important Information and Registration


Open to youth (rising 1st grade – 12th grade).
Pre-registration is required.
Participation Fee: $55.00 (click HERE for Important Information and Registration for details.)

Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is a world renowned children’s theatre company based in Missoula, Montana, and has been touring for more than 35 years. A team of two professional tour actor/directors will arrive in Charlottesville with scenery, costumes, props, make-up and basic lighting – everything it takes to put on a play….except the cast. The residency begins with an audition. *50-60 students, grades 1-12 are cast and well-rehearsed throughout the week, learning lines, songs and choreography that will culminate into an original, musical production. Assistant Directors are also cast to aid in rehearsals and take on essential backstage responsibilities. For more information about MCT, go to: www.mctinc.org/.

Secret Garden webTHE SECRET GARDEN

Residency Week 6/16 – 6/21, 2014
• Auditions: Monday 6/16, 10 am – 12 pm
• Rehearsals: Monday 6/16 – Friday 6/20, 10 am – 2:30 pm (*see Registration/Important Information for rehearsal schedule specifics)
• Public Performances: Saturday 6/21, 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (cast call at 9 a.m. on Saturday)
The Secret Garden, an original Missoula Children’s Theatre rendition, is a joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all good things in life. Mistress Mary Quite Contrary embarks on a journey from India to her uncle’s home in England. Along the way she makes friends with the hilarious Canadian Geese and the colorful Giant Bugs that Rock! In time she learns to appreciate everything around her, including the Moor Animals and the helpful Fireflies. Add to that a good healthy dose of caring, and what happens? Colin, Martha, Archibald – well the whole household – begin to enjoy the return of health and happiness in a garden carefully tended…until it blossoms once more.


TREASURE ISLANDTreasure Island MCT web

Residency Week 6/23 – 6/28, 2014
• Auditions: Monday 6/23, 10 am – 12 pm
• Rehearsals: Monday 6/23 – Thursday 6/26, 10 am – 2:30 pm (*see Registration/Important Information for rehearsal schedule specifics)
• Public Performances: Friday 6/27, 6 p.m. (cast call at 2 p.m. on Friday) & Saturday, 6/28, 11 a.m. (cast call at 9:30 a.m.)
The Missoula Children’s Theatre takes pride in presenting, TREASURE ISLAND, an original adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel. Young Jim Hawkins, a mischievous lad, lives with his Mother and six Sisters in a seaside village on the coast of Maine. The year is 1782 and the American War for Revolution is in its last days. Longing for adventure, Jim comes under the hypnotic spell of the legendary pirate, Long John Silver. While waiting tables in the family Inn, Jim finds a treasure map and, with the villainous Silver as his seeming mentor, sails uncharted seas with only the ragged map and a flock of Gulls as guides. Always up for adventure, Jim’s Ruffian friends say farewell to their Village parents and serve as cabin boys for Silver and his band of hilarious (although unsavory) Pirate types. Once on the island, nights are sleepless as true colors are revealed in our hero’s quest for the proverbial happy ending. Then – at last – the treasure is found and hand in hand we’re homeward bound.

TREASURE ISLAND – it’ll shiver your timbers!

Open to youth (rising 1st grade – 12th grade).
Pre-registration is required.
Participation Fee: $55.00 (click HERE for Important Information and Registration for details.)

Here’s what some of the parents of past Missoula participants at The Paramount have to say…..

“….The performances were amazing. It is incredible how much was accomplished in a week!…”

“….there was such a sense of community and teamwork – the children were all part of something bigger than just themselves – and I think they felt very proud of their accomplishments when the day was over….”

“…..My daughters couldn’t wait to go to rehearsal every day. They knew the whole play by the end of the week and were so excited to perform for whoever would listen. I watched many of the -practices and was impressed by how age-appropriate the teaching was and by how there was not a second of time wasted. The children knew exactly what they were going to accomplish each day and really had fun learning all of what goes into putting on a musical….”

“…I really can’t say enough about our family’s experience at the Paramount this summer. My children thoroughly enjoyed it and the Paramount will always be a special place to them as well. This was the highlight of their summer. They gained confidence to try new things and the opportunity to enjoy performing in front of a crowd- invaluable life lessons that I, as a parent, am so glad they learned….”

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  • Youth/Child Tickets Youth/Child tickets are for patrons ages 12 and younger. All children must have a ticket (no "babes in arms").
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Phone: 434.979.1333

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Phone: 434.979.1922
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