MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE
This summer at The Paramount for TWO weeklong residencies!
Please note that rehearsal and performance schedules for each residency week are different from one another. Basic schedules are below and schedule specifics are detailed in Registration/Important Information download (link below).
Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is a world renowned children’s theatre company based in Missoula, Montana, and has been touring for more than 30 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. For more information about MCT, go to: www.mctinc.org
Conceived and Written by Don Kukla
Music and Lyrics by Don Kukla and Michael McGill
The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents SLEEPING BEAUTY, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A new princess is born, and from far and wide the people of the kingdom gather to celebrate. One simple mistake is made – an invitation is misplaced – and the wrath of the vicious Scarella falls upon the poor infant in the form of a spell. Sleeping Beauty is now destined to sleep for eternity if she should prick her finger on a spindle before she reaches her sixteenth birthday. Sleeping Beauty’s Fairy Godmothers do their best to amend the spell, but Scarella, with the help of some nasty Trolls, tricks Sleeping Beauty into pricking her finger and the spell takes effect. Five hundred years pass, and Sleeping Beauty wakes to find herself in a Rock ‘n Roll dream! Also featured in this production are the King and the Queen, Spot, the Fairies, the Palace Attendants, and the Caterpillars. SLEEPING BEAUTY–a Rock ‘n Roll Fable for the ages. This is definitely no sleeper!
Residency Week 6/15 – 6/20, 2015
• Auditions: Monday 6/15, 9 am – 11 am
• Rehearsals: Monday 6/15 – Thursday 6/18, 9 am – 1:30 pm (*see Registration/Important Information for rehearsal schedule requirements)
• Public Performances: Friday 6/20, 6 pm (cast call at 2PM Friday) & Saturday 6/21, 11 am (cast call at 9:30 am Saturday)
Conceived and Written by Michael McGill
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill
For Aladdin it’s not easy to find a magic lamp but it’s even harder to get a date! It’s a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade, and even Sinbad the Sailor, as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) Wonders. Along his way Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise Genies, a powerful Sultan, and his own Mother to find a way to meet the Princess. However, even with the lamp in hand, Aladdin will have to learn that it takes more than a wish to make a good impression. Full of memorable characters, from lost Penguins to talking Palm Trees, this is an adventure worthy of 1001 laughs.
Residency Week 6/22 – 6/27, 2015
• Auditions: Monday 6/22, 10 am – 12 pm
• Rehearsals: Monday 6/22 – Friday 6/26, 10 am – 2:30 pm (*see Registration/Important Information for rehearsal schedule requirements)
• Public Performances: Saturday 6/27, 1 pm & 3:30 pm (cast call at 9 am)
Open to youth (rising 1st grade – 12th grade).
Pre-registration is required and began April 1, 2015.
Registration Form and Important Information may be downloaded here: MCT Residency Registration & Important Information – 2015
PLEASE NOTE: Both Residency weeks are FULL. If you would like your child(ren) to be added to the waiting list or would like more information about the summer residencies, please contact Cathy von Storch at 434-293-1000 or email catherinevonstorch@
Here’s what some of the parents of past Missoula participants at The Paramount have to say…..
“….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….”