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.
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
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.
Payten M. Keller
Gretchen Kelly Henneman
2017 Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop
Beauty Lou and the Country Beast
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.