Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Escanaba

Bonifas Arts Center photo Area children participate in the 2017 Missoula Children’s Theatre presentation of “Alice in Wonderland.” This year, participants will present “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.”

ESCANABA – The Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming back to Escanaba. Area youth will have the unique opportunity to learn and present the play “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs,” an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale, at the Bonifas Theatre.

In the play, a young princess named Snow White finds herself in peril when her stepmother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she. Aided by her two henchmen and a band of evil bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But, the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless forest friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs and the Prince come to her rescue.

Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are welcome to audition for the play on Monday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Rehearsals are each day from Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Workshops will also be offered Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 from 3 to 4 p.m. for students to hone their acting skills.

Missoula Children’s Theatre is free for students. Students will perform the play on Saturday, June 16 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Children age five and under are admitted free.

The mission of Missoula Children’s Theatre is to develop life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. The program strives to use participation in the performing arts as a vehicle to develop life skills, including social skills, communication skills, self-discipline, a strong work ethic, an understanding of the team concept and self-esteem. For more information on Missoula Children’s Theatre, visit http://mctinc.org/mct-tour/parents-know/.

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