Missoula Children’s Theatre

September 25th – 30th

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 Wiz of the West. Auditions will be held Monday, September 25th at the Princess Theatre at 3:30. If cast for the show – rehearsals will be every night (depending on part), with performances on Friday, September 29th at 7:30 and Saturday, September 30th at 1:00. Questions? please email: sue.seversonbray@prosserschools.org. There is no cost to participate.

THE WIZ OF THE WEST

Conceived and Written by Michael McGill

Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents THE WIZ OF THE WEST, the classic story THE WIZARD OF OZ, but with a twist…or should we say, twister?! Follow Tinhorn, Lionel, Scared Crow, Dotty and, of course, her little dog Mooch through a saga of Western adventure and personal discovery. First they tangle with Mad Dog’s gang of bad, barkin’, back-bitin’ hounds who work for the meanest old witch in the West: Hawknose Halley. Then they encounter the brainless Buzzards and the terrifying Tarantulas. The singin’ Coyotes help move things along while Ma and Pa Munch and the rest of the Munch Kin point out the way to Dr. Ozzy, the Wizard of Frontier Medicine. Which way is that? Why Westward, o’ course! THE WIZ OF THE WEST…a fairy tale with a twang!

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.