Missoula Children's Theater

Each year, Missoula Children's Theatre drives a little red truck all the way from Montana to the Schauer Center. Two professional MCT tour actor/directors hold public auditions, casting between 60 to 70 local school-age children in an hour-long original musical.  The cast rehearses for a week and then performs a fully staged and costumed show.  

The excellence of MCT productions, along with their unique and acclaimed teaching methods, result in the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. For parent FAQs, visit the Missoula Children's Theatre website

The Snow Queen

January 6-11, 2010
Set in a "land of ice," this classic tale will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins.  As they depict the journey of a girl and her quest to find her best friend, you may just find yourself believing in malevolent mirrors, yetis, talking reindeer, and snow chickens!  Blizzards can come at any moment, so strap on some snowshoes and get ready to discover what it takes to overcome chilling obstacles and melt down the Snow Queen's icy walls. Performed by local youth.  See audition information below. 

Auditions: Monday, January 6 at 4:30 pm (Registration begins at 4:00 pm). 
For those entering Grades 1-12.

  • Audition is FREE and required for participation 

  • NO pre-registrations or reservations 

  • All students must complete a School of the Arts waiver form in order to audition. Waivers are availabe on the day of auditions or at any time during Box Office Hours 

  • We recommend arriving promptly at 4:00 pm on audition day to fill out paperwork 

  • Late arrivals will NOT be admitted 

  • This is a group audition which lasts 90-120 mins 

  • Run by Missoula Children's Theatre staff members 

  • There is nothing to prepare ahead of time 

  • Please dress professionally but comfortably 

  • There will be approx. 60-70 students cast into the show


Tuition: $70 for those cast in production. Tuition fee includes two performance tickets.
Instructors: Missoula Children’s Theatre faculty
Location: Schauer Arts Center
Rehearsals: Mon, January 6 through Fri, January 10 between 4:30 pm and 8:45 pm (rehearsal times will vary based on character)
Students must be available for all rehearsal days and times in order to audition. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed to the cast following auditions.

Fri., January 10 · 7:00 pm
Sat., January 11 · 2:00 pm 
Tickets: Adult $13, Youth $8, Lap (2 & under) $4 

Waiver Form