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 Frog Prince  Entering Grades 1–12

August 10–14, 2020

Deep in the royal swamp, a lonely Frog retrieves a golden ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship and comfort. The spoiled princess doesn't want to live up to her part of the bargain and puts her royal Knights on alert. And so the trouble begins. Luckily, Frog gets some good advice from Ollie the wise old Aspen tree, the well-read Alligator, and the kindly Swamp Things. The Ducks, a busy Fly, and dancing Flamingos also come to Frog's assistance as the Frog's kindly servant tirelessly tries to set things right. Even the kindly Princess Proper and spunky Princess Peppy get involved and, despite the trouble caused by the mischievous Venus Fly Traps, all ends happily. Our here becomes a Prince (formerly known as Frog) and realizes that friendships are made, not bought—and he discovers that it is not what you are but who your are that counts. 

Friday, August 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 15, 2020 | 2:00 pm

AUDITIONS | Monday, August 10, 2020
9:30 – 10:00 am Registration
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Auditions

Please be on time. No one will be admitted after 10:00 am!

  • 50-60 Students will be cast into the show, including 1-4 student directors. Audition is free, required for participation, and open to observers. No experience is necessary.

  • Group style audition will last 90–120 minutes. Audition is facilitated by Missoula Staff. There is nothing to prepare ahead of time. Dress professionally but comfortably.

  • Pre-registration will NOT be accepted.

  • Waiver form is required in order to audition. Forms available on our website, at the Schauer Center Box Office, and on the day of auditions.

TUITION | $70 (if cast into show)
Non-Refundable and Non-Transferrable
Multiple-Sibling Discount can be applied. Not eligible for any other discounts.
Includes two complimentary tickets.

REHEARSALS | Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14
Session 1:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2:  12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Students must be available for all rehearsals and all performances— NO Exceptions. Detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the end of the audition. Not all cast members will be needed for every session. Students scheduled for the full day should bring a quick meal—they will be given a 30 minute lunch break.


Waiver Form

Instructors: Missoula Children’s Theatre faculty
Location: Schauer Arts Center

Summer 2020 Classes

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