Missoula Children’s Theatre Tour

What is the Tour?

The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for nearly 50 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,100 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors.

 

What is a tour residency week?

A tour team arrives in a given town in their “little red truck” loaded 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 two public performances are presented at the end of the week.

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 this unique, educational project. MCT’s mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.

Who can present this program?

Anyone! Here are some examples of Presenting Organizations:

  • Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, PTAs, PTOs – seeking co-curricular performing arts/fine arts enrichment programs and fulfillment of national and state fine arts standards.
  • Youth Centers, military installations, Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, Universities – seeking after school and summer arts activities
  • Community Centers and Parks & Recreation Centers – seeking theatre arts and drama camps
  • Arts Councils seeking touring theatre arts programming
  • City Councils, Service Groups such as Kiwanis, Lions Club – seeking cultural enrichment and community outreach youth programming
  • Home School and Co-op groups – seeking fine arts curriculum
  • Community Theatres/Performing Arts Centers – seeking children’s theatre programming
  • You!