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Calling all future actors, singers, dancers, stagehands, and directors! Summer on Stage is an unforgettable summer theater experience through the Missoula Children’s Theater and Chicago’s Compass Creative Dramatics. Your child will take classes in acting, movement, stagecraft makeup, and will participate in an original large-cast musical on the Garde stage.

Class & Rehearsals:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Performances:

Friday at 7:00 pm

Saturday at 11:00 am

Week One: The Secret Garden: July 16-21, 2018

The Secret Garden Summer on Stage at The Garde Arts centerThe Secret Garden, an original Missoula Children’s Theatre rendition, is a joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all good things in life. Mistress Mary Quite Contrary embarks on a journey from India to her uncle’s home in England. Along the way she makes friends with the hilarious Canadian Geese and the colorful Giant Bugs that Rock! In time she learns to appreciate everything around her, including the Moor Animals and the helpful Fireflies. Add to that a good healthy dose of caring, and what happens? Colin, Martha, Archibald – well, the whole household – begin to enjoy the return of health and happiness in a garden carefully tended…until it blossoms once more.

Conceived and Written by Michael McGill – Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

Class and rehearsals: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3: 30 pm, Performances Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 11 am.

**Participation in all five days of camp and both performances is mandatory.


Week Two: The Snow Queen: July 23-28, 2018

The Snow Queen Summer on Stage at The Garde Arts centerThe Garde Arts Center invites your child to participate in an unforgettable summer theatre experience. Your child will take classes in acting, movement, stagecraft makeup, and participate as actors, singers, dancers, stagehands and assistant directors in an original large-cast musical on the Garde stage.

Although set in a “land of colored ice,” this classic tale will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling from Missoula Children’s Theatre by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins. As they depict the journey of a young girl and her quest to find her best friend, you may just find yourself believing in malevolent mirrors, yetis, talking reindeer, and snow chickens! Blizzards can come at any moment, so strap on some snowshoes and get ready to discover what it takes to overcome chilling obstacles, keep resilience alive, and melt down The Snow Queen’s icy walls.

Written by Michael McGill – Inspired by the book by Hans Christian Andersen – Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

Class and rehearsals: Monday through Friday, 9am to 3:30 pm, Performances Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 11 am.

**Participation in all five days of camp and both performances is mandatory.


Week Three: The Wizard of Oz: July 30- August 4, 2018

The Wizard of Oz Summer on Stage at The Garde Arts center
The Garde Arts Center invites your child to participate in an unforgettable summer theatre experience. Your child will take classes in acting, movement, stagecraft makeup, and participate as actors, singers, dancers, stagehands and assistant directors in an original large-cast musical on the Garde stage.

After a terrible twister roars across the dusty fields of her beloved Kansas, accidental traveler Dorothy Gale finds herself immersed in an unlikely tangle of friends and foes on her way to meet the mysterious Wizard in the Emerald City. As Dorothy and her ever-growing roster of travel companions follow the Yellow Brick Road, she discovers that sometimes it’s not about the journey itself, but the friends you make along the way.

A little about Compass Creative Dramatics (CCD): Since beginning with four weeks of summer camps in three states in 2013, we have grown to offer dozens of summer camps, spring camps, and residencies across the country, from Florida to Kentucky to Michigan, and have been recognized as a partner of the Chicago Park District and Waukegan Park District. We are so pleased to be able to share our passion for education and for theatre with families and organizations across the United States.

Class and rehearsals: Monday through Friday, 9am to 3:30pm, Performances Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 11 am.