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Missoula Children’s Theatre

SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP
JULY 17TH-22ND

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To register, simply come in and pick up an application, call 541-889-8191 or email events@4rcc.com

THE TORTOISE & THE HARE

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents the Tortoise & The Hare.  Somewhere in the desert country, the inhabitants of West Sandy Bottoms are preparing for the highlight of their year – the annual race between the Reptiles and the Mammals. A company of strolling actors attempts to tell the tale in classical fashion. The Hare’s weasely managers brag about their racing star as the various reptiles assemble to choose their candidate. Fan clubs are preparing their cheers as the big day draws near.
Philoh Ferret reminds the racing fans that his service station is for “mammals only.” As we see the race through the eyes of a TV news team covering the event, we soon discover that there is more than a sporting rivalry between the brown animals and the green animals. Loyalties to their specific colors create a real animosity among these creatures. Sound familiar?
As the race proceeds, a tiny bunny is lost in the wilds of Tornado Gulch and, almost miraculously, color is forgotten as the mammals and reptiles join in the search. The wisdom of the old tortoise and the lesson learned by the cocky hare remind us all that “color is just a color – it’s just decorated skin.” In the end, the animals realize the folly of their ways and live happily together in their sandy home.”

TWO PERFORMANCES: JULY 22ND  AT 3:00 PM AND 5:30 PM

From the page to the stage the sixth annual theater camp! This is a terrific experience for all children.  Theatre builds self-esteem, teamwork, critical thinking and more.  Watch your little one transform before your eyes as they learn to celebrate their strengths and connect with ART!

This program was brought to you in part by Oregon Cultural Trust Grantee

Four Rivers Cultural Center

Four Rivers Cultural Center