Quick Center for the Arts presents Missoula Children's Theatre 19th season

The renowned Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) is back at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts for the Center's Summer Children's Theatre Camp. The 19th season opens July 11 and continues through August 15 with performances of five new shows and six different casts.

The Quick Center for the Arts shares MCT's mission: The development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts. During a weeklong residency led by two MCT directors, sixty local students from grades K-12 are cast in roles, learn lines and choreography and rehearse together until they perform at week's end as an ensemble in a full-scale musical!

In addition to the pure fun of putting on a show, the students attain social skills, communication skills, self-esteem and the exhilaration of accomplishment through the rehearsal process and the pinnacle of performance.

The campers also participate in the Quick Center's other camp activities when they are not rehearsing, including, but not limited to, theater movement classes, dance movement, theater improvisation and arts and crafts.

This season's original adaptations of children's fairytales - with a twist - are:

    • July 11 "The Princess and the Pea"
    • July 18 "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
    • July 25 "The Wiz of the West"
    • August 1 "Robinson Crusoe"
    • August 8 "The Princess and the Pea"
    • August 15 "Hansel and Gretel"

Each year the Quick Center holds a March lottery for the sought-after spaces in the MCT season. Returning campers are the norm.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children and seniors. For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.quickcenter.com or call the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 23, 2008

Vol. 40, No. 292

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