HOLTVILLE – The nationâ€™s largest touring childrenâ€™s theatre, Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), has been touring the world for more than 40 years. It will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team will arrive in Holtville on March 19th with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic childrenâ€™s stories and fairytales . . . a twist on the classic stories that you know and love.
Holtville Unified School District G.A.T.E. â€“ Honors, Freedom Academy, and Creative Arts Program is sponsoring a Missoula Childrenâ€™s Theatre production of Treasure Island this year. MCT Tour Actor/Directors will prepare 50-60 students to perform in this production. Treasure Island will be rehearsed throughout the week and performances will be presented on: Friday, March 24th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m..
MCT also includes 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.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre is based in Missoula, Montana. Some MCT programs include: musical theatre day camps, performing arts classes, and a summer residency Performing Arts Camp. For students interested in a career in the performing arts, MCT has developed Next Step Prepâ€”The Academy for Musical Theatreâ€”providing high school students an affordable opportunity to train and study with well-known professionals in the field of music, dance and acting to prepare for college. For information, email nextstep@MCTinc.org.