CMT hosted Missoula Children's Theatre's Peter and Wendy in October 2016.
Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) Residency Program brings a new original musical to Bartlesville every fall, starring 50-60 local Kindergarten through 8th grade students. The nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, MCT, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years from Missoula, Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors.
A tour team arrives in Bartlesville with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast. The team holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented.
All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairy-tales . . . a twist on the classic stories that we know and love. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project. MCT's mission is: The development of life-skills in children through participation in the performing arts.
Total educational experience for this CMT program is 20 hours. In 2016, the total impact in Bartlesville was 980 (K-8th grade students and community performance attendees).
Missoula Children's Theatre's tour through Bartlesville is administered by Children's Musical Theatre in partnership with the Bartlesville Community Center. Missoula Children's Theatre is funded in part through grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council, ConocoPhillips, P66, and the Bartlesville Allied Arts and Humanities Council.