The Yorkton Arts Council is very pleased to welcome back Missoula Children’s Theatre, marking the 25th year that MCT has visited Yorkton. This year’s production is “The Secret Garden”. Auditions are on Monday, September 23, with rehearsals all week, culminating in the exciting performance on Saturday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Anne Portnuff Theatre, Yorkton Regional High School. Everyone is welcome to attend the performance, and your presence would be wonderful encouragement for the students who are taking part.
The mission statement for Missoula Children’s Theatre states that “Although MCT’s programs tour to major metropolitan centers, MCT remains dedicated to providing … arts experiences to all communities, regardless of size or economic status.
“Within each MCT cast, girls and boys are equal; the disabled become able; the shy experiment with bravery; the slow are rehearsed to perfection; and the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson they learn is that all of them are necessary for the show to go on. Few arenas exist where responsibility is taught and learned so clearly. MCT provides a unique opportunity to learn the lessons of group dynamics while excelling as an individual – a lesson from art that carries into life.”
“Yes, MCT provides a top-quality entertainment experience for audience members. Yes, MCT nurtures and challenges the abilities of those rare children with career performance ambitions and potential. Yes, MCT provides a healthy and wholesome ambassadorship for the arts and opens the door to new life experiences and aesthetic pleasures. But, the primary goal of MCT – indeed, the organization’s mission is: the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts.”
Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. The week-long Missoula residency is made possible by OSAC (Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils) with help from Sask. Lotteries. The Yorkton Arts Council would also like to thank the Painted Hand CDC and McDonalds in Yorkton for their kind support. With this amazing theatre program, more than 65,000 student cast members will shine on-stage across the globe, amazing not only their parents, friends and teachers, but themselves as well!
Tickets for Missoula Children’s Theatre “The Secret Garden” will be available at the Yorkton Arts Council (783-8722) or at Welcome Home Floral and Gift Shop. All seats are $7.00.