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Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents “The Princess and The Pea” with Plum Creek Elementary

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, is working together with a select group (50) of Plum Creek Elementary School Students to perform a modern rendition of “The Princess and The Pea” at the Plum Creek Gym this Saturday, Feb. 17.

The first performance will be at 3 p.m. The second performance starts at 5:30 p.m. 

The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for kids. Tickets are cash only and can be purchased at the door.

Katelyn Stoss, the music teacher at Plum Creek Elementary is in charge of this production. Stoss used to work for the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

About The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT): The MCT has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. 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 holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented 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. MCT’s mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is based in Missoula, Montana, and also runs many local programs. These include musical theatre day camps and performing arts classes for local children, a summer residency Performing Arts Camp for students from around the world and the Missoula Community Theatre which creates an arena for local talent of all ages to participate in large-scale productions and attracts audiences from western Montana. For students interested in a career in the performing arts, MCT has developed Next Step Prep—The Academy for Musical Theatre—providing high school students an affordable opportunity to train and study with well-known professionals in the field of music, dance and acting to prepare for college. For information, email [email protected].