One of the wonderful things about living in our small town, is the fantastic community of children who live here.
Each year, Andy looks forward to a visit from the talented group of actors and directors who travel with the Missoula Children's Theater. They come in their truck with every prop, costume and set they need to put on a creative and entertaining production. All we must supply is the children.
Auditions are held on Monday, parts are assigned, scripts are handed out, and by Saturday night the show is ready to go on. Sound like a lot of work? It is. These kids practice each day from 3:30-8:00. They even eat between their scenes so that they don't have to leave for supper. Homework? It get's done there, too.... well most of it.
This year's production was a retelling of the classic Rapunzel, complete with bears, ogres, and of course, the three Billy Goats Gruff. That's Andy in the middle as the Biggest Billy Goat. He was so excited this year because it was his first time with an actual script of his own to take home and work on his lines.
Another bonus was that some of his best friends participated this year, too. That's Georgia Anne in the back row with the glasses (she was an awesome Ogre) and there is Allison in the front middle as the cutest Baby Bear around.
On an unimportant note, his eyebrows remained heavy and black for the better part of a week.
Many thanks to everyone who came to support our kids and who helped make the show a success. I think we may have some future Thespians in our midst.