The NAHF provides funding for quality youth theatre, public art, and other cultural endeavors in our community.
The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) provides a week-long residency "starring" 50-60 local children in a full-scale musical. MCT has been touring for more than 30 years. Annually, MCT visits nearly 1,200 communities in all 50 states, four Canadian Provinces, and overseas. Their mission is the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills, and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through participation in this unique and educational project. The team of two professional tour actor/directors arrive at the D.L. Parsons Theatre with scenery, costumes, props, make-up and basic lighting—everything it takes to put on a play ... except the cast. The process begins with an open group audition and culminates in two public performances. Children ages 6-18 are cast and well-rehearsed throughout the week, learning lines, songs, and choreography to perform as an ensemble. All MCT shows are original adaptations of children's stories and fairytales.
Please visit www.dlparsonstheatre.org for more information or to purchase tickets.