2024 – 2025 Youth Series

NEXT STEP PREP


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The Addams Family young@part logo

The Addams Family young@part

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals; By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical

Young@Part Edition adapted by Marc Tumminelli and originally workshopped at Broadway Workshop in NYC

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Young@Part A NEW MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Grades 9th – 12th
Tuition: $350
Classes: June 24 – July 21

All classes Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 5PM – 9PM.

Performances:
Saturday, July 20 @ 6PM
Sunday, July 21 @ 4PM & 6PM

Rated PG- Parental Guidance Suggested (Click Content Advisory for more info.)

The Addams Family Young@Part is a ‘snap-snappy’ 65- minute version of the ridiculously popular Broadway musical, adapted especially for a cast of teens who will introduce you to all the kooky and creepy characters you know and love.  Gomez and Morticia Addams and their wacky family strive to fit into the non-kooky, non-creepy neighborhood as they grapple with the fact their daughter, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a ‘sweet, respectable’ boy from school.  Bringing the two families to meet for a lovely dinner was a great idea until family secrets, having been locked away, are revealed after a series of mishaps and intentional trickery threaten to ruin relationships.  A storm plunges them into darkness and the evening is headed towards disaster.  Can they all find common ground? (above-ground, that is).

We are so excited to announce our Next Step Prep presents…Guest Artists who will be joining us via Zoom! Kevin Chamberlin-
Star of Disney’s hit TV show Jessie (in the role of Bertram) and Uncle Fester in the Original Broadway Cast of The Addams Family!

Jeff Kready-
Made his Broadway debut in the 2006 revival of Les Misérables and is currently on Broadway in the cast of the The Great Gatsby!

 

Buy Tickets to The Addams Family young@part HERE!

 

PERFORMING ARTS CAMP


Let It Be logoLet It Be

Developed for the stage by Stageworks Productions and Annerin Productions Originally conceived by Maggie Pitts

Let It Be was originally produced by Joe Cabral, and Walnut Hill Center for the Arts

Let It Be is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing Global. (www.broadwaylicensing.com)

Grades 9-recent high school grads
Camp: July 28 – August 10, 2024

Performances:
Friday, August 9 @ 7PM
Saturday, August 10 @ 5PM & 7PM

Take a stroll down “Penny Lane” with us and experience Let It Be, a musical celebrating the timeless genius of The Beatles! Often called the most influential band of all time, The Beatles transformed the music industry with their unconventional recording techniques, catchy pop/rock fusion style, and lyrics that speak beautifully to the human experience. Let It Be portrays those themes through the story of teenage friends navigating their world at the height of the Vietnam War. “Twist and Shout” to the best of The Beatles: “Yesterday,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Blackbird,” “Come Together,” “Hey Jude,” and many more!
“Come Together” to see a show about love, loss, and revolution.

Learn More About PAC HERE!

Buy Tickets to Let It Be HERE!

 

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES


Charlotte’s Web

Based on the novel by E.B White and dramatized by Joseph Robinette

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

School Performances (closed to the public): September 18-20, 2024
Public Performances: Saturday, September 21 @ 10AM and 12PM

All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

Buy Tickets to Charlotte’s Web HERE!

 

 

PRODUCTION CLASSES


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Staged by Sarah Walker Thornton

Grades 8-12
Tuition: $200
Classes: September 10 – October 6, 2024

All classes Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4PM – 6:30PM.

 

Performances:
Saturday, October 5 @ 5PM & 7PM
Sunday, October 6 @ 5PM

Rated PG- Parental Guidance Suggested (Click Content Advisory for more info.)

“Fairies and love spells and donkeys, oh my! Dive into the enchanted world of Shakespeare’s zaniest comedy. While we at MCT love to think outside the box, our new “Shakespeare Trunk Show” program thinks inside the box; everything in the play must fit inside the only set piece- a trunk! A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the colorful adventure of four young lovers, a group of actors who shouldn’t quit their day jobs, and some impish fairies clumsily playing matchmaker. This ever-popular classic is a tribute to the Bard’s brilliance, exploring the complexities of the human (and inhuman) heart in the whimsical style of magical realism. Our accessible adaptation is 60-minutes of love triangles, squares, hexagons, you name it, and all creatively and simply brought to life through imagination, teamwork, and just a little bit of magic! Get ready to giggle like an Elizabethan and party like it’s 1594!”

Register a Student HERE!

Buy Tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream HERE!

 

 

Alice In Wonderland

Music by David W. Simmons Lyrics by Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and David W. Simmons
Staging by Don Kukla

Grades K-3
Tuition: $200
Classes: September 16 – October 2, 2024

Non-Ticketed Performance:
Wednesday, October 2 @ 5PM

All classes Mondays & Wednesdays from 4PM – 5:30PM and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the final week.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland, an original adaptation based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The story begins with Alice and her older sister Margaret reading together. Margaret becomes frustrated, as Alice is curious about absolutely everything. Suddenly, a White Rabbit appears from nowhere. After a quick and nonsensical conversation, Alice follows the rabbit to a strange and wonderful place. In the course of her adventures, Alice meets a band of Flowers, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Knave and the rest of the suit of Cards, a giant Caterpillar, a Fish, a Frog, the Duchess, the Cook, the Cheshire Cat, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle, a group of singing Lobsters, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and Humpty Dumpty. Through it all, Alice grows “curiouser and curiouser” as to where she is and even who she is. In the end, the answers she seeks are unimportant. Wonderland is all nonsense, anyway.
As the White Rabbit explains, “Nonsense is fun!”

Register a Student HERE!

 

 

Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS

Book, Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by Myrna Conn

Based on the 2003 Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo written by
Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds and directed by Andrew Stanton

Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com

Grades 3-8
Tuition: $250

Salty Cast Class: September 24 – November 2, 2024
All classes Tuesday & Thursday from 4PM – 6PM and every day of the final week.
Salty Cast Performances:
Friday, November 1 @ 7PM
Saturday, November 2 @ 5PM & 7PM

Fresh Cast Class: September 30 – November 9, 2024
All classes Monday & Wednesday from 4PM – 6PM and every day of the final week.
Fresh Cast Performances:
Friday, November 8 @ 7PM
Saturday, November 9 @ 5PM & 7PM

Dive into a vibrant aquatic adventure! Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS is a 30-minute musical adaptation of the mesmerizing Pixar film, featuring your favorite fishy friends: Marlin, Nemo, Dory, the Tank Gang and more! When Nemo is taken away from his reef home, Marlin, his overprotective, ocean-phobic father must embark on a dangerous journey to find his son with the help of a forgetful Blue Tang named Dory. Marlin swims way outside his comfort zone with Dory’s spunky encouragement, and the two face challenges to rescue Nemo. You’ll be tapping your fins to songs like, “Just Keep Swimming”, “Fish are Friends not Food,” and “Go With the Flow.” Lose yourself in the colorful, dynamic world of the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a story of friendship, adventure, and love.

Register a Student for the Salty Cast Class HERE!

Register a Student for the Fresh Cast Class HERE!

Buy Tickets for Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS HERE!

 

 

Singin’ in the Rain JR.

Screenplay by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN
Songs by NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED

Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

Music published by EMI

(Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen)

Produced by Arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.

Singin’ in the Rain JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.

Grades 8-12
Tuition: $250
Classes: December 10, 2024 – February 9, 2025.
All classes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4PM – 6:30PM and every day of the final week.

Performances:
Friday, February 7 @ 7PM
Saturday, February 8 @ 5PM & 7PM
Sunday, February 9 @ 5PM & 7PM

Rated PG- Parental Guidance Suggested (Click Content Advisory for more info.)

When it comes to great musicals, there’s none quite like Singin’ in the Rain, an award-winning, hilarious extravaganza of comedy, singing, and dance. The story takes place in 1920s Hollywood, when ‘movies’ become ‘talkies’ and throw the silver-screen industry for a loop. Don Lockwood was a cinematic sensation alongside leading-lady Lina Lamont, always glamorous and refined in their films together. But when microphones are added to the mix, Lina’s nasally, grating voice spells big problems for the studio. A talented starlet comes into Don’s life, and they take big risks to make their next movie a hit, risks that could make or break their careers. Spectacular musical numbers and snappy vaudevillian comedy keep Singin’ in the Rain “The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time,” according to the prestigious American Film Institute. This show, lovingly adapted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, is sure to delight with that old Hollywood glitz and glamor.

Register a Student HERE!

Buy Tickets for Singin’ in the Rain JR. HERE!

 

 

The Tortoise Versus the Hare

Adapted by Emily Morrison
Music by Gregory Boris
Lyrics by Gregory Boris and Emily Morrison

Grades K-12
Tuition: $250
Classes: February 18 – March 28, 2025 (no classes March 17-21)

Performances:
Friday, March 28 @ 5PM & 7PM

All classes Tuesday & Thursday from 4PM – 6PM and each day of the final week.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre’s twist on Aesop’s classic is a hare-raising, ab-shell-lute whirlwind of fun! Taylor Tortoise and Curly Hare’s competitive antics are getting out of control, and all the other animals in their little town outside of Cape Canaveral, Florida, get roped into the shenanigans. When a group of astronauts comes through town, Curly Hare comes up with their kookiest stunt ever – to be the first animals on the moon! Well, talking animals, anyway. Taylor Tortoise and Curly Hare race to build a rocket and beat the other to space, but will their rivalry drive away their friends in the process? Who will make it to the moon first? And once they get to the moon…then what? The Tortoise and the Hare learn that maybe winning ISN’T everything; they can accomplish so much more by working together!

Register a Student HERE!

Buy Tickets for The Tortoise Versus the Hare HERE!

 

 

DAY CAMPS


Rumpelstiltskin

Written and Conceived by Don Kukla
Music by Michael McGill

Grades K-12
Tuition: $200
Classes: March 17 – 21, 2025

Performances:
Friday, March 21 @ 5PM & 7PM

Classes each day from 9AM – 5PM during this Spring Break Day Camp.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Rumplestiltskin, an original adaptation of the classic children’s story. A strange little gnome appears from here, there and everywhere. He will spin your straw into gold…for a price. If his price is too steep, you must guess his name…RUMPELSTILTSKIN! Join in the fun of Festival Time and help Clara guess the mischievous little gnome’s name. You will also encounter a Jester, Villagers, Wizards, a Queen, a King, Knights and a band of busy little Bees. This heart-warming tale of mischief and friendship answers more questions than just “What is that little man’s name?”

Register a Student HERE!

Buy Tickets for Rumpelstiltskin HERE!

 

 

Grades K-8
Tuition: $75 per session
Classes: see below for dates
Non-Ticketed Performances: small musical performance at the end of each session

9AM – 5:30PM on most Missoula County Public Schools “no school days”.

School is out and it’s time to play! MCT is excited to offer day-long theatre camps on most Missoula County Public Schools “no school days”. Students will rehearse and perform a small musical in just one day!

2024-2025 Dates for Play In A Day:

October 17, 2024
October 18, 2024
November 15, 2024
January 20, 2025
February 10, 2025
February 17, 2025

Register a Student HERE!

 

REFUND POLICY

Full refunds are given if a cancellation is made before the first day of class.

Cancellations made before the second day of class will be a refund of the amount of tuition minus $75 in the form of an MCT gift card.

No refunds will be given after the second day of classes.

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