MISSOULA, MT—Each year the Missoula Children’s Theatre develops one new musical to add to their repertoire of touring shows. This year, MCT’s new prototype show is “Blackbeard the Pirate,” written by executive director, Michael McGill.
Prototype shows are rehearsed in Missoula with a full cast of children twice a week, for a period of five weeks. Once perfected, the MCT International Tour will feature “Blackbeard the Pirate,” among other titles, and will produce each show within one week’s time. According to McGill, “In a prototype environment, we take more time to polish the script, refine blocking, and establish the most effective teaching methods for that particular show. During this process, we discover many exciting and valuable things about the script, our teaching, and our casts.”
“Blackbeard the Pirate” will take the audience on a family-friendly journey to meet some of the most colorful buccaneers of the seventeenth century. McGill’s script is “very character driven and will re-enforce the values of living a healthy and happy life.”
World premiere performances of “Blackbeard the Pirate” will be held at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts on February 19 and 20 at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $9. Call 728-7529 or visit www.mctinc.org for tickets or more information.
Media Contact: Amy Farrington / (406) 728-1911
About the Missoula Children’s Theatre
The Missoula Children’s Theatre’s mission is to develop life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. The MCT International Tour has toured for 40 years, visiting over 1,200 communities annually in all 50 states, 4 Canadian Provinces, and 15 countries. For more information, visit www.mctinc.org.