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Week of: 1/28 – 2/2

This year we are are welcoming back the Missoula Children’s Theatre at Gardner for a week of workshops, casting, rehearsals and performance.


King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him? Watch the Damsels in Distress sound the warning of trouble. Witness the Lady of the Lake as she produces the sword in the stone. Hide with the Camelotians when the Ghost of Arthur’s father visits the castle. See the Giant tower over the questing knights. Cheer for the King when he makes friends with the terrible dragon. Listen in as Morgan le Fey and Mordred propose a better plan. Join the Knights and Squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot – Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, The Raven, and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people. Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises!



Auditions for roles in King Arthur’s Quest are open to students in Loowit through Tahoma, and will be available to the first 60 Gardner students that pre-register. (All 60 pre-registered students will be cast in a role). For Loowit students (ages 6-7) there are 16 roles. For students age 8-14, there are an additional 44 roles. Auditions will take place on Monday, January 28th from 12:45 – 2:45pm. Your child must be there for full audition time in order to be cast.  To PRE-REGISTER for participation in King Arthur’s Quest, CLICK HERE.

Note – If your child is cast in a key role, they will begin rehearsals at 3:15-5:15pm, on the same day as auditions (Monday). We will notify you immediately following auditions if that is the case.


Please consult the above table for rehearsal times. Once cast into a specific role, your student will receive a more detailed schedule which includes their personal rehearsal schedule. (Loowit students age 6-7 will only rehearse in the first afternoon rehearsal times, Wednesday through Friday). 



Admission to Saturday performances is free to the Gardner Community, but must be reserved in advance. Tickets are available for two difference showings. We ask that you choose ONE of the two performances to allow as many parents as possible to attend. Check back here on Tuesday, 1/29 for ticket reservations.

Saturday, February 2nd

12:00pm – 1:00pm

3:00pm – 4:00pm



Courtney Brooke Marks

Courtney is thrilled to tour with the Missoula Children’s Theatre! She is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a BA in theatre (emphasis in performance). Her favorite show credits include: “Rona Lisa Peretti” in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; “Mammy” in Wiley and the Hairy Man; and “Mrs.Fezziwig/Charwoman” in A Christmas Carol. She thanks her family, friends, and professors for their love and support.


Christopher Vance

Christopher is very excited to tour with the Missoula Children’s Theatre! Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he graduated in May of 2017 with a BFA in musical theatre from Viterbo University in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. His favorite roles included “Brian” in Avenue Q; “Abraham” inAltar Boyz; and “Theo” in Pippin, as well as assisting in the costume and makeup departments. He would like to thank his family and friends for all of the love and constant support!



The Gardner School – Missoula Children’s Theatre 2017 Production of Peter & Wendy – see a sample of the type of production that happens under the direction of Missoula Children’s Theatre



HOST A DIRECTOR – We are looking for a family to host one or both directors for the week of Sunday 1/27 – Sunday 2/3. If you are interested, please read the HOMESTAY LETTER to make sure you are able to meet the requirements. If so, contact Dana at


ORGANIZE THE CAST PARTY – Following the performances on Saturday, 2/2, we are looking for one or two parents to organize a celebration for the cast members. Contact Dana if you are interested.




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