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Students Audition, Rehearse, Don Makeup and Costumes…all in one week!

Clinton of MCT listens to students’ singing voices for casting selection

On Saturday, April 15th, students went to the land of giants and the island of talking horses during their production of Gulliver’s Travels. With only five days from auditions to opening night, the students and staff worked past eight o’clock each night to make the magic happen. The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) ran auditions and rehearsals during this action-packed week, thanks to the  infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy from professional actors/directors Clinton Dickinson and Carlysle Garland. MCT is the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, visiting nearly 1,200 communities a year from Montana to Japan. For each theatre week, an MCT tour team lives on the St. James School campus for one week, bringing the sets, lights, costumes, props, makeup, and everything needed for a children’s play.

Adrianne gets makeup from Carlysle before the show.

Learning lines and dancing robots, over 30 St. James students collaborated as actors and crew this spring. The performance was held at Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia at 5:30pm.

A special shout out to St. James teachers Annie Lerew, Alex Brake, Sarah Carroll, and our cast of volunteers for all of their hard work corralling yahoos, giants, and the occasional mad scientist to make this wonderful production happen.

Ayniyah auditions her heart out…she’s a star!

Missoula Children’s Theatre directors discuss casting choices

Ms. Carroll (right) play a role with students, all dressed and ready to go