Missoula Children’s Theatre Returns in July

Story submitted by MCT and edited by Ammie Bryant, Photos provided by Missoula Children’s Theatre

Auditions for Missoula Children Theatre’s production of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS are set for Monday, July 23rd at the Stillwater Community Center from 10 am to noon. Those auditioning should arrive promptly and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the older cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

Among the roles to be cast are Gulliver and his trusty computer JCN (Jason). The Giant King, Queen, and Princess of Brobdingnag (brab-ding-nag). A Giant Wasp, the Maniacal Scientist of Lapunta (la-poon-ta), and his Robots. Houyhnhnm (who-in-um) Horses, Yahoos, and Aliens of Liiliput and Blefuscu (blue-foo-skoo).  

Students who will be entering 1st grade through 12th grade in the fall are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Students will also be cast as Assistant Directors to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.

Independent of the production cast activities, there will also be theater workshops on topics like improvisation and stage makeup on Tues, Wed, and Thurs., July 24th-26th, from 2:45-3:30 pm. These workshops are offered for free to children who will be entering grades 1-12 on a first come, first served basis.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions travel throughout all fifty states and fifteen countries, arriving in more than 1,200 communities, complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour Actor/Directors conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS will be presented on Saturday July 28th at the Stillwater Community Center at 3 pm and 5:30 pm. For more information, call the Stillwater Community Center at 405-533-8433 or email Beth Furnish at MCTStillwater@gmail.com.

Missoula Children’s Theatre has been bringing the children’s theater workshop to Stillwater for seventeen years. It remains a tradition that many Stillwater kids look forward to every year.  Many participating children may only ever have the opportunity to be a part of a theater production through this free program.