Free weeklong theatre camp for children returns June 17 – 22!

Missoula Children’s Theatre’s mission of developing lifeskills through the Arts is perfect partner for Center’s Education Through the Arts program

For the 8th time since 2005, the acclaimed Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) returns to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts to present a FREE weeklong theater residency (June 17-22) available to children entering 1st through 12th grade.

The primary goal of MCT is the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts. Within each MCT cast, girls and boys are equal; the disabled become able; the shy experiment with bravery; the slow are rehearsed to perfection; and the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson they learn is that all of them are necessary for the show to go on. Few arenas exist where responsibility is taught and learned so clearly. MCT provides a unique opportunity to learn the lessons of group dynamics while excelling as an individual – a lesson from art that carries into life. MCT strives to use participation in the performing arts as a vehicle to develop lifeskills including social skills, communication skills, self-discipline, a strong work ethic, an understanding of the team concept and self-esteem.

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Children waiting to audition for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s residency. No prior experience is necessary.

The weeklong residency culminates in two performances of Blackbeard the Pirate on Saturday, June 22, 2013.  Interested children in grades 1 – 12 need to attend the audition on Monday, June 17, from 10am to noon (no preparation or registration necessary), and be available for the weeklong day camp June 17 – 22.

This weeklong residency is provided free of charge by the Center’s Education Through the Arts program!

For more information on the audition and rehearsal process as well as how to attend the final production, please click here or call Melanie Weir, Education & Family Programs Manager at 707.800.7520.