summer-on-stagePresented by the Garde Arts Center
and the Missoula Children’s Theatre

For further information on the upcoming announcement of the July 2017 Summer on Stage program, make sure you are on our “to be contacted list” by calling the Garde Box Office at 860-444-7373 x 1 or emailing your contact information to boxoffice@gardearts.org

 

Summer On Stage flyer/ application form

Summer On Stage Scholarship Form 2017

 

Week One
BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST, an original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Beauty Lou is the oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin’ balladeer Buck. At the local county fair, young Beauty Lou is upset by the ungrateful behavior of a miner who has won the blue ribbon for his beautiful roses. She calls him a beast and wishes that he would look like one too. Years later, when in danger of losing the family farm, Buck meets the miner-turned-beast. Beauty Lou agrees to befriend the Beast to save her family. Beauty Lou and the Beast both learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions and to see the beauty that dwells inside. The story, set in the American West, also features Beauty Lou’s six sisters, her Imaginary Friend, her dog Fleabite Clyde, farmhands Slim and Dusty, the neighborly Country Folk and the Barnyard Critters.

Conceived and Written by Jim Caron. Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill and Jim Caron.

Classes & Rehearsal**
Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Performances**
Saturday, July 1, 11 am & 2 pm

 

 

 

**Participation in all five days of camp and both performances is mandatory.


Week Two
CINDERELLA

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents CINDERELLA, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother in this enchanting musical. When Cinderella’s stepsisters try to keep Cinderella from attending the ball, the Fairy Godmother enlists the help of the Mice and the Pumpkins and is able to transform Cinderella just in time for the big event. Also featured in the production are Cleo the Cat, Fido the Dog, the Lords and Ladies, the Town Criers, the King and the Beggars. Experience the unique twist the Missoula Children’s Theatre puts on this classic story.

Conceived and Written by Jim Caron. Music by David W. Simmons. Original Staging by Jim Caron. Additional Music by Geoffrey Fontaine and Jim Caron. Arranged by Michael McGill.

Classes & Rehearsal**
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July14
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Performances**
Saturday, July 15, 11 am & 2 pm

 

 

 

**Participation in all five days of camp and both performances is mandatory.

 

Week Three
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, an original adaptation of the classic children’s story. What happens when a young boy plants Wonder Beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from P.T. Wonder and a Giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. This musical production also features a host of other characters, including the Elegant Harp, Jill, Mother, Milky White, the Farmers, the Merchants, the Circus Performers and the Wonder Beans.

Conceived and Written by Jim Caron. Music by Michael McGill. Original Staging by Jim Caron. Arranged by Michael McGill.

Classes & Rehearsal**
Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Performances**
Friday, July 21, 7 pm
Saturday, July 22, 11 am

 

 

 

**Participation in both performances is mandatory.

 

TO REGISTER FOR ANY SESSIONS: Call the Garde Box Office at 860-444-7373, ext 1. Box Office hours are M-F, 10am – 5pm. Registration is limited to students aged 6 to 16.

For more information or to be added to the Education mailing list, email the Box Office at boxoffice@gardearts.org. Subject line: Summer on Stage 2013 inquiry.

The Garde Arts Center and its educational division, PACE: Partners: Arts, Community & Education, thanks all its donors and sponsors including: The Shops at Mohegan Sun; General Dynamics/Electric Boat; The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; Pfizer Inc.; Coca Cola Bottling Co. of SE New England; People’s United Bank; Dominion;  Bank of America; & the Connecticut Office of the Arts.