set for Friday
Join Mary Lennox, Colin Craven, Archibald Craven, the Bugs that Rock and a host of others in a musical wonderland this Friday, March 22 at PHS Gym when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN.
Playing the title character, Mary Lennox, is local student Sydney Bruner. Julia Wemhoff as Martha Sowerby, Keigan Everett as Dickon Sowerby, Laurel Henry as Susan Sowerby and Jon Halligan as Colin Craven Anthony Karel as Archibald Craven, Laina Sonnen as Ayah/Bilge Rat/Captain, Stellina Laurino as Mrs. Matlock, Melody Temes as Doctor Craven, Britney Bianchi as Ben Weatherstaff, Halle Klapprich as Robin Redbreast. The Bugs that Rock are made up of Ravin Yorke, Madison Shears, Gregg Gimmeson, Amber Halligan, Brylee Wood, Ellea Uhlenkott, Kyleigh Duclos, Cole Martin, Josie Remacle, Delany Lockett, and Sapphire Yorke will play the Canadian Geese. Appearing as the Moor Folk are Laney Forsmann, Mattie Lustig, Caleb Butler, Tage Perrin, Rachel Gimmeson, Anna Everson, Trinity Martinez, Kyle Schwartz, and Carter Chicane, Shae Dinning, Brenna Wood, Chloe Rowland, Tara Schlader, Olivia Klapprich, and Katteri Duman will play the Fireflies. Rebecca Larkin, Kaden Duclos, Rebecca Seubert, Harlee Brannan, Miranda Klapprich, Ember Martin, Arielle Halligan, Amanda Halligan, and MaKayla Rose, and Hyrum Pikus will perform the roles of the Secret Garden. Jacey Rambo, Leah Higgins, Kendra Duclos, and Haley Enneking have served as Assistant Directors throughout the week.
THE SECRET GARDEN will be presented at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the PHS Gym Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for school kids at the door.
The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in Cottonwood is brought to you by The Center For Discovery with support from The Prairie Booster Club, Fred’s Body Shop, The Steele Reese Foundation, Harman Agency, and GTS Trucking. For more information, call Erin Shears at 208-816-0202 or 962-7080
We will also have Raffle Tickets for sale at the door for $1.00 per ticket. Prizes were donate by these people and business: Western Motor Inn, Three Rivers Resort, St. John's Hardware, Prairie Computer, Livewire, Joe and Kathy Kuther, The Hang Out, Tranquility Massage, Center For Discovery, Hometown Auto and Ag, David and Erin Shears, Cottonwood Chronicle, Primeland, Dennis and Tammie Pecarovich, Mini Villiage, Purses Galore and More, A-1 Flowers, Bud's Saw Service, B&A Auto Performance, Forsmann Accounting, Lockett Transportation, Hoene Hardware, Camas Prairie Insurance, Mager Bargains, Cottonwood Foods, Cottonwood Credit Union, Blue Camas Salon, Jitterz, Riener's Grocery and two Anonymous Donations. Thank you so much for supporting the youth of the community and we hope to see you at the play.
Students auditioned Monday for parts in the Missoula Children’s Theatre play, “The Secret Garden” which will be presented Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. at the high school gym.
One of the Missoula Children’s Theatre directors has students repeat a line of dialogue to see how well they deliver it during auditions Monday at Prairie Elementary School. Madison Shears, right, is giving it a try in this photo.