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Theatre Education

“Arts education isn’t something we add on after we’ve achieved other priorities like raising test scores and getting kids into college. It’s actually critical for achieving those priorities in the first place."
                                                                                                            ~ Michelle Obama, First Lady (2008-2016)

Summer Camp

Register your child for our 2023 summer theatre camp!


Adapted by Michael McGill | Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

What starts as a lazy day at the beach, quickly turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard’s treasure begins! Tales both past and present launch a group of Beach Bums to action in search of untold riches. Before our tale is told, a cast of colorful characters begin to reveal the secrets of Blackbeard’s amazing treasure. Can we trust a group of crabby Crabs or melodious Mermaids? Do the scary Seaweed Creatures or savvy Sailors know where “X” marks the spot? Will the precocious Parrots or cantankerous Crocodiles lead the way? And just who is Jolly Rodger and how does he know Sam the Clam!? Most of all, where has Blackbeard and his crew hidden their legendary treasure? Grab some sun screen, come on down to the beach and get ready to solve the mystery of BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE!


Pirates, Pizza, and Parents! | August 4th at 6:30-8:00pm | Free

Join us for an orientation session where you will learn about the flow of the camp, expectations, and have any questions answered! Attendance to this session is required by all families. Pizza will be available for attendees! We ask that you limit attendance to the camper and parents.


Opening a Treasure Chest of Theatre | August 5th at 9am-12pm and August 6th at 2-5pm | *$10

This two day pre-camp will get your camper ready to go for camp!  Campers will learn all about stage directions, theatre terms, activities, and auditions to get them the best start for camp.  This session is not required but is highly suggested.


Blackbeard the Pirate Theatre Camp | August 7th-11th at 8:30am-12:45pm | *$100

Campers will have so much fun auditioning, rehearsing, and performing Blackbeard the Pirate, all in one week!  They will attend daily workshops during camp, both with instructors from Missoula Children's Theatre and local instructors!  Campers will have a full day of fun and activities regardless of the role they get in the performance.


Blackbeard the Pirate Theatre Performances| August 11th at 6:30pm and August 12th at 2pm | Donation based ticket fee

Parents, family, and friends get to enjoy a full performance of Blackbeard the Pirate and see how hard the kids worked all week!  While the campers are required to attend both performances to show off their skills, parents and other viewers only have to attend one (or both if you want!)

This is a pay what you can performance with all proceeds going to Theatre School to continue to offer great programs, classes, and workshops.


*Tuition Assistance Available

Need Tuition Assistance?

Click the link below to apply for Tuition Assistance


Wilkes Playmakers

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