Missoula Children’s Theatre

May 15th-20th

The Prosser School District and Missoula Children’s Theatre invite all students currently in grades Kindergarten – 8th grade residing in the Prosser School District to audition for The Princess and the Pea. Auditions will be held Monday, May 15th at the Princess Theatre at 3:30. If cast for the show – rehearsals will be every night (depending on part), with performances on Friday, May 19th at 7:30 and Saturday, May 20th at 1:00. Questions? please email: sue.seversonbray@prosserschools.org. There is no cost to participate.

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

Conceived and Written by Michael McGill

Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

Envision a kingdom of snow where the residents are Winter Wind Workers, Blizzard Bringers, Icicle Sharpeners and Snow Smoothers, ruled by the Storm King and the Snow Queen. Add to that a Prince looking for a proper Princess to share the throne. Now imagine the Princess and her friend the Pea living in a kingdom of green rolling hills and running rivers with her subjects, The Flower Gardeners, River Runners, Green Shoot Growers and Tree Barkers. Her parents, King Size and Queen Size, do all they can to keep things running smoothly. Who knows, maybe the dancing Dust Bunnies can help? Although the two kingdoms think they have nothing in common (except maybe a pesky Jack Frost that freezes anything and everything), the peace-loving Leprechauns prove otherwise. Throw in some Phony Princesses and you have a real fiasco! This ain’t your grandma’s PRINCESS AND THE PEA. We think you will enjoy its twists and turns.

Tickets will be sold at the door – $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for K-12 students, children not yet in school – no cost. Come join in the fun of being onstage!

About MCT:

The Missoula Children’s Theatre  provides a week-long residency “starring” 50-60 local students in a full-scale musical. MCT has been touring for 39 years. Annually, MCT visits nearly 1,200 communities in all 50 states, 3 Canadian Territories and 5 provinces and 16 countries. Our 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. Our team of two professional tour actor/directors arrive in your town with scenery, costumes, props, make-up and basic lighting—everything it takes to put on a play . . . except the cast.

This week-long residency begins with an open group audition and culminates in two public performances. Fifty to sixty students grades K-12, or a combination of these ages, are cast and well rehearsed throughout the week, learning lines, songs and choreography to perform as an ensemble in producing a full-length musical. All of our shows are original adaptations of children’s stories and fairytales—a twist on the classic stories that you know and love.