registration opens may 11 at 9AM

Camp: August 5-10

Performances: 9 & 10

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents THE PIED PIPER, an original adaptation of the classic children’s tale.

What do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? Sara, an orphan girl, and the other Townspeople of Hamelin Town turn to the Mayor of Hamelin and the Council when their town is threatened. They then call on the Pied Piper to save them from the troublesome creatures.

The Mayor’s children, staff, and the Cooks also join in the endeavor. Find out what happens when the town chooses not to pay the Piper and the children are led away from the town along with the rats!

Important Information

On Monday, all those who are registered should be at the high school auditorium by 12:30 pm. Everyone will be required to stay for two hours during the audition process. 

Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. The rest of the cast will be free to leave.

Among the roles to be cast are the Pied Piper, Sara, the Mayor’s Kids, the Mayor’s Council, the Hamelin Administrative Team (HAT), Barbers, Cooks, Town kids and the troublesome Rats. Students, grades kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production (if you are interested in being an Assistant Director you do not need to register but contact Deb Ellefson at [email protected]).

The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, and props. MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 12:30 pm to 4:45 pm Tues Thursday. (PLEASE NOTE: On Tuesday, August 6, there will be no rehearsal for the younger students.) On Friday, August 9, students will start rehearsal at 2:30 pm and stay through the performance at 6:30 pm (dinner will be provided).

THE PIED PIPER will be presented at 6:30 pm on Friday, August 9 and at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 10 at the Ashland High School auditorium. 
Registration will be limited to 60 participants, ages 6-18. Auditions for specific parts take place from 12:30- 2:30. Once the cast is determined, some of the actors may need to stay longer. Each student’s rehearsal schedule for the rest of the week will depend on the part s/he receives. Specific schedules will be distributed after auditions.

In addition to the Camp, there will be 3 free half-hour workshops offered Tuesday-Thursday at 5:00 PM. You can sign up for those on our website starting May 11.

CAMP & Showtimes

CAMP DATES: Monday, August 5 – Saturday, August 10 (rehearsals are 12:30pm-4:45pm.

PERFORMANCES: Friday, August 9 at 6:30 PM, Saturday, August 10, at 2:00 PM.
(Tickets will be available on our website, ctatheatre.org, in mid-July)

CAMP FEE:  $50.00 [non-refundable]* Scholarships available through the CTA upon request.

QUESTIONS: Contact Deb Ellefson at [email protected]