Missoula Children’s Theatre



Missoula Children’s Theatre: February 24-29, 2020 

Missoula Children’s Theatre will be returning to Hillcrest at the end of February for a production of Johnny Appleseed. There will be auditions on Monday, rehearsals all week, and two live shows on Saturday. It is a whirlwind week of fun that is not to be missed! Letters to parents about the show, along with permission slips, will be sent home with students or can be downloaded here.

What is Missoula Children’s Theatre?

Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, and a beloved tradition at Hillcrest. The MCT tour team arrives in their “little red truck” loaded 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 students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented at the end of the week. 


Auditions for Johnny Appleseed will be on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 3:00-5:00pm. All grades may audition and no advance preparation is necessary! Approximately 50-60 students will be cast. Assistant Directors will also be selected to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. 

Those auditioning should go directly to the multi-purpose room after school and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the older cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. 


Our MCT Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals in the multi-purpose room throughout the week as follows:

  • Monday 2/24, 5:15-7:30pm (younger cast members dismissed at 5:00pm after auditions)
  • Tuesday 2/25, 3:00-7:30pm (younger cast members dismissed at 5:00pm)
  • Wednesday 2/26, 1:30-6:00pm (younger cast members dismissed at 3:30pm)
  • Thursday 2/27, 3:00-7:30pm (younger cast members dismissed at 5:00pm)
  • Friday 2/28, 3:00-7:30pm (younger cast members dismissed at 5:00pm)
  • Saturday 2/29, 1:00-3:00pm (dress rehearsal)


Johnny Appleseed will be presented on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 3:00pm and 5:00 pm in the multi-purpose room at Hillcrest. There are no tickets required to attend the show.

The play will cost each cast member approximately $100. A week of professional theatre training for just $100! But most importantly, your child will have the opportunity to gain self-confidence, bond with students from other grades, and participate in a performance for the Hillcrest community.

For more information, please contact Mary Cousins or Jessica Brasch.