Summer on Stage
Your child will take classes in acting, movement, stagecraft makeup, and will participate in an original large-cast musical on the Garde stage!
Calling all future actors, singers, dancers, stagehands, and directors! Summer on Stage is an unforgettable summer theater experience through the Missoula Children’s Theatre!
The Garde Arts Center is proud, once again, to partner with the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT). MCT has been touring for more than 45 years, visiting all 50 states and 17 countries. Their mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills, and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through participation in this unique and educational project. Each of their shows is an original adaptation of children’s stories and fairytales—a twist on the classic stories that we all know and love.
Please call or stop by the Garde Box Office for session & age group availability.
Garde Arts Center Box Office: 860-444-7373 x 1 / Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Class & Rehearsals: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm.
Drop off: 8:45-9:00am / Pick up: promptly at 3:30pm *Before & after care not available.
Performances: Friday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 11:00 am
*All classes, rehearsals & performances are mandatory for participation
Pricing: $325/ week | $600/ 2 weeks | $850/ All 3 weeks (Sibling discount available, call the Box Office for pricing.)
Refund Policy: 100% 45 days or more before first class; 75% between 25-44 days prior to first class; 50% between 25 days to 7 days prior to the first day of class. The Garde is a not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution.
Each age group is limited in size. Registrations are reviewed in order of receipt and are subject to approval and confirmation. Enrollment is not considered confirmed until both registration/ enrollment forms and payment have been received. All classes, rehearsals & performances are mandatory for participation. Family discount available, call the Garde Box Office for pricing details. Scholarship information is available upon request.
Session 1: Robin Hood
The time is simply long ago and the place is the magical, mythical Sherwood Forest. Our hero, ROBIN HOOD, and his Merry Band of colorful characters seek the help of the Foresters, manage to waylay the Aristocrats and set out to rescue Maid Marion and Marion’s Maid. Prince John tries to stay calm as his Sheriff, guards, and horsemen botch Robin’s arrest thanks to the aromatic Skunks. Wacky humor and an original score add to this fresh new look at a legendary outlaw in a legendary time.
Conceived and Written by Michael McGill – Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill
Class & Rehearsals:
Monday, July 15th- Friday, July 19th | 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Friday, July 19th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, July 20th @ 11:00am
Session 2: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A young princess named Show White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, 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.
Conceived and Written by Jim Caron – Music Written & Arranged by Michael McGill – Additional Music by Don Collins – Additional Dialogue by Jeff Hall
Class & Rehearsals:
Monday, July 22nd – Friday, July 26th | 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Friday, July 26th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, July 27th @ 11:00am
Session 3: Pinocchio
Geppetto fashioned the puppet in the image of a small boy. Even as the lonely and kind woodcarver worked far into the night, old Geppetto was not aware that the wood under the chisel had come from the trunk of an enchanted tree. But the Blue Fairy was aware, as she watched from afar and gave to that puppet the gift of life.
Thus, begins the Missoula Children’s Theatre adaptation of one of the most beloved of all children’s stories–PINOCCHIO. Join our wooden-head as he dances with Geppetto’s charming toys, travels the road to Pleasure Isle with Candlewick and his Crew, and is swindled by the unsavory Fox and Cat. After escaping the clutches of the evil puppet master, Stromboli, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble once more–this time swallowed by a monstrous whale. Very scary stuff! As Geppetto and the friendly Urchins spin their magical tale, we learn with Pinocchio that there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy.
Conceived and Written by Jim Caron – Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill & Jim Caron
Class & Rehearsals:
Monday, July 29th – Friday, August 2nd | 9:00am to 3:30pm
Friday, August 2nd @ 7:00pm
Saturday, August 3rd @ 11:00am
Garde Box Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
860-444-7373 x 1 / 325 State Street – New London CT 06320