Summer on stage

Missoula Children’s Theater returns with ‘The Jungle Book’

By Lindsay Dyess

Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer? Check out the Missoula Children’s Theater Camp presented by the Shelby County Arts Council and sponsored by Rux Carter Agency. It’s a fun way to get the kids off the couch and get the creativity flowing this summer.

Missoula Children's Theater will partner with the Shelby County Arts Council for a production of "The Jungle Book."

Missoula Children’s Theater will partner with the Shelby County Arts Council for a production of “The Jungle Book.”

Missoula Children’s Theater works with kids to produce a full-scale musical performance in just one week! The production comes complete with songs, scenery and a role for each child. Not only is your kid guaranteed to have a great time and meet some new friends along the way, the camp also helps reinforce educational components such as memorization and interpersonal relationship skills. The camp also helps cultivate a passion for music, performing and art.

“Missoula Children’s Theater Camp is an amazing experience for students,” camp volunteer Sandra Annonio said. “The tour leaders roll into town with everything needed; costumes, sets, music and by Saturday evening the campers are ready to take the stage and ‘wow the audience’.  We look forward to this year’s camp and watching the progress from day one to curtain call!”

This year’s exciting performance will be “The Jungle Book.” Some of the roles include Mowgli, Bagheera, Shere Kahn and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, plus many more. Assistant directors will also be cast to assist with the production. Last year’s performance of “Treasure Island” was a big hit, and we hope to repeat that success.

Students from first through 12th grade are encouraged to attend camp. Cost is $95 per student. The camp will be held at Shelby County High School from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a performance on Saturday, June 27 at 4 p.m.

Be sure to register your student early, space is limited per age group. Your kid will not want to miss out on this opportunity! Visit Shelbycountyartscouncil.com to find out more information and register your camper.

Other June 2015 events at the Shelby County Arts Council include

  • Painting Vibrant Portraits Workshop with Kellie Newsome, June 6, 10 a.m.- 4 pm.
  • Russell Gulley, Muscle Shoals Music, June 6 at 8 p.m.
  • Alla Prima Still Life Painting Workshop with Terry Strickland, June 13, 10a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Three on a String, June 13, 8 p.m.
  • Hope Cassity, June 20, 8 p.m.