Mon, July 13 - Fri, July 17

Johnny Appleseed Performances

Class Availability: (call for availability after enrollment begins)

  • 6 – 7yo: 16 child max
  • 8 – 12yo: 32 child max
  • 13 – 16yo: 12 child max
  • Assistant Director (12-16yo): 4 child max


Summer on Stage Session One: Johnny Appleseed

An original musical performed by participants in the Garde’s Summer On Stage program and the Missoula Children’s Theater.

They say an apple never falls far from the tree and we have Johnny and his good pals, the Apple Seeds, to thank for an ample abundance of apple trees! Johnny and his little buddies traveled across the land on foot, made friends with all kinds of people and animals, and slept under the twinkling stars.

Their delicious and heartwarming adventures yielded orchards full of juicy, delectable fruit that took a crunchy bite out of hungry tummies across the west. Even a grumbly wolf is won over by the sweet taste of the apples and the kindness of friends.


The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. MCT’s 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 the participation in this unique, educational project.

The tour team arrives with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. The team holds an audition and casts the 50-60 students enrolled in the Garde’s Summer On Stage each week, each weeks show is an original adaptation of classic children’s stories that you know and love. The show is rehearsed throughout the week culminating in two public performances on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.