Arts in Education

The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now. A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. The team casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and a public performance on Saturday. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales….a twist on the classic stories that you know and love.

Also included in the residency are 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 project. MCT’s mission is the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts.

If your child is between the ages of 7 and 18 and has a an interest in the arts, this is a great opportunity to experience all aspects of the performance.

The Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop for June of 2021 has been cancelled, due to continued uncertainties of COVID 19. Please know that this was a very difficult decision to make because we truly love MCT and having your children engaged in learning about theater with us.
Be on the lookout later this year for Summer 2022 info! We look forward to bringing MCT back next year!
BCPAC Staff & Arts in Education Committee 




Two scholarships are available to students that cover the full cost of tuition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre workshop. They are made possible through BCPAC’s Howard W. Nickel Endowment Fund. The applications for these scholarships can be found below for download.

Missoula “Theatre Opportunity” Scholarship Application

Missoula “Award Scholarship” Application


Howard W Nickel Theater Scholarship & The Nickel Endowment Opportunity Scholarship

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Howard W. Nickel Endowment Scholarship
& The Nickel Endowment Opportunity Scholarship Recipients

Each year BCPAC’s Arts in Education committee awards select students scholarships of $100 based on the quality of an essay written by the students during the application process.

Max Gow
Eda Edwards
Payten M. Keller
Lacey Rodgers

Jocelyn Doriguzzi
Truman Forbes
Rynae Darr
Lani Herbstritt

Kyly Custer
Emily Keltz
R’Nejah Hubbart
Maddison Kagarise
Khadijah Thomas
Hayden Yanik

Regan Dolan
Lacey Rodgers

Alexis Roberts

Grace Dalton
Austin Reese
Chloe Shaw

Gretchen Kelly Henneman
Kelsey Hoover
Stephanie McFall

Morgan Whitlow
Melody Campbell
Donna Good

Cora Webster

Cole Vecchil

Emily Marshall
Chandler Nickel
Bridgid Colligan
Hannah Pais

Bridgid Colligan

2017 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
Beauty Lou and the Country Beast




2015 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
Blackbeard the Pirate

2014 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
The Pied Piper


Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago band members held Masters’ Classes for Fretz and BAHS students on Thursday, February 20, 2014. What a great opportunity for these kids to interact with such exceptionally skilled professional musicians.

2013 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
The Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe 


2012 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop

2011 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
Robin Hood

2010 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
The Wizard of Oz

2009 The Little Mermaid

2009 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
The Little Mermaid

2009 Senator Joe Scarnati’s KID FEST

A full day of fun activities and easy access to valuable information. Senator Joe Scarnati’s Kid Fest allowed exhibitors to offer useful information on state, county and community programs that are of interest to families. BCPAC’s Arts In Education Committee was present, allowing children to create an original mask. Committee members in attendance were Angela Monti, Becky Shultz, and Co-Chairman, Sandy Lyter.


2008 Red Riding Hood

2008 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
Red Riding Hood

2007 Alice in Wonderland

2007 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
Alice in Wonderland