Missoula Children’S Theater In Payson

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Theater directors and students of both the high school and junior drama programs are working to bring Missoula Children’s Theater to Payson in August.

This is a production company from Montana that provides a great experience for children in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Between 50 and 60 youngsters will have a chance to be part of a professional theatre production.

Any child interested in being in or helping with the play will audition Monday, Aug. 13, after school. Those selected will rehearse Monday through Thursday after school and do shows Friday afternoon and Saturday evening.

These are fun, lively shows based on old stories, but with a modern twist. This year, MCT has chosen to present “Betty Lou and the Country Beast” which is a country version of “Beauty and The Beast.”

The leaders in the Payson Longhorn Theatre program are excited about the chance to grow the love of theater in Payson, but help is needed. The group is seeking sponsorships from businesses, organizations and individuals.

All sponsors will receive recognition in the program, complimentary tickets to the show, a sponsors’ reception with the cast and crew, and a photography option with an actor of choice. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Checks should be made out to “PHS Drama-Missoula.” Those making a donation for Arizona Tax Credit should make the check to “CFK-PHS drama-Missoula.”

Sponsorships can be for as little as $10 to $49 for the friend level up to $500 or more for the executive producer level.

To learn more, please contact Kathy Siler at the high school, (928) 474-2233 or Kathy.siler@pusd.com.

The group has just sent about 200 sponsorship letters to area businesses. Those who did not receive a letter, but would like to, should contact parent coordinator Lynnette Brouwer at BrouwerL @uwstout.edu.

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