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Missoula Children's Theatre presents Blackbeard The Pirate
Missoula Children's Theatre

What starts as a lazy day at the beach quickly turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard’s treasure begins! Tales both past and present launch a group of beach bums to action in search of untold riches. A cast of colorful characters begins to reveal the secrets of Blackbeard’s amazing treasure. Can we trust a group of crabby crabs or melodious mermaids? Do the scary seaweed creatures or savvy sailors know where “X” marks the spot? Will the precocious parrots or cantankerous crocodiles lead the way? And just who is Jolly Roger, and how does he know Sam the Clam? Most important of all, where have Blackbeard and his crew hidden their legendary treasure? Grab some sunscreen, come on down to the beach, and get ready to solve the mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate!

Each summer the Missoula Children's Theatre touring production arrives at The Midland Theatre complete with costumes, scenery, props, and makeup – everything it takes to put on a play, except the cast. 60 local campers (Grades 1-12) rehearse with the MCT team throughout the week and present two public performances on The Midland Theatre's Main Stage on Saturday. This educational (and fun!) project helps participants develop skills in creativity, social interaction, goal achievement, communication, and self-esteem.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
  • July 20, 2015, 4:00pm-6:30pm at The DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Some cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately after the audition.• About 50 to 60 roles are available for local students.
  • 1st through 12th grade are encouraged to audition.
  • No advanced preparation is needed.
  • Most students will rehearse approximately 4.5 hours each day July 21-24, from 12:30pm-5pm
  • Students must attend all rehearsals & performances.
  • Information and to registerPlease, contact Doug at eventcoordinator@midlandtheatre.org, 740.349.9218 x 8 or fax 740.349.7223.
IT’S SHOWTIME!

Blackbeard The Pirate Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3pm & 7pm
Tickets: $13-$7 (plus fees)
What starts as a lazy day at the beach, quickly turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard’s treasure begins! Tales past and present launch a group of Beach Bums to action in search of untold riches. Before our tale is told, a cast of characters begin to reveal the secrets of Blackbeard’s amazing treasure. Grab some sun screen, come on down to the beach and get ready to solve the mystery of BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE!


Camp Encore
Camp Encore

Click here to download the workshop registration form. Registration deadline is 7.17.15

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

  • Mime Time (grades 1-8)
    People communicate with each other in many different ways. Much of that communication is done without ever needing to speak. See how isolations, illusions, key gestures, and body language are all used to tell a story.

  • Marvelous Mini-Musical! (grades 1-2)
    You will be amazed as your class transforms from students to performers as they learn what it takes to prepare a musical number. Bring a camera and pull up a chair because this is one musical you will not want to miss.

  • Why ask Why (grades 3-5)
    Actors and scientists use diverse techniques to reach solutions successfully. Students will discover that these two different approaches to problem solving are quite similar as they utilize theatre exercises to answer scientific questions.

  • Acting up (grades 6-8)
    Join us as we explore the basics of the acting craft. Using dynamic acting exercises, students of all skill levels participate as they learn how to prepare for performance.