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The Theatre Arts Education Program offers varying opportunities throughout the year for students to learn different aspects of theater in their own backyard. We are expanding this program every year, thanks to the energy and dedication of our students, parents, and staff. Please visit this page regularly for updates on upcoming events.






Classes, Music Lessons, Workshops, and More

Upcoming Classes, Lessons, Workshops …


Summer Musical Play Camp—Jack in the Beanstalk

Jack and the BeanstalkDate Monday through Friday, June 17-22
Daytime Rehearsals 10:00 AM to 2:15 PM daily
Daytime Workshops 2:30 to 3:15 PM daily (see details below)
Age Open to ages 5 through 15
Cost $150 (click on the Buy Tickets button below to register)

The White Lake Youth Theatre (WLYT) welcomes the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) back to The Playhouse at White Lake for a one-week Summer Musical Play Camp featuring the beloved story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This program is open to actors ages 5-15 and partial scholarships are available. This program is also WLACE eligible. Please use the Contact Us form on this website to ask Cindy Beth to about scholarships. Use the Buy Tickets button to the below to register.

How will the fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk unfold in this one-week Summer Musical Play Camp?

The Missoula Children's Theatre tour team arrives in our little town for seven days with their “little red truck” loaded full with everything we'll need for the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, including the set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, really everything it takes to put on a play. The team will hold an open audition and cast up to 60 local students to perform in this production at the end of the week. The show is rehearsed throughout the week after-school and a public performance will be presented at the end of the week to show off the unbelievable results of this one-week long unique, educational theatre experience.

Missoula Children's TheatreMCT’s mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts, which marries nicely with our similar White Lake Youth Theatre mission: to cultivate a compassionate community of youth artists through education and access to the arts. 


Register today by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" button below to secure your student's space as all kids in the workshop will perform.

Payment Options

  • Pay in Full $150
  • or Pay a $25 deposit then pay the balance of $125 by 5/7/2024

Click the "Buy Tickets" button below to register your children

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Daily Workshops

A new workshop is offered daily led by Missoula Children's Theatre Directing team. Each one has a specific age range as noted by the title. Each workshop is Pay What You Can with a suggested donation of $5. Spaces are limited.

Workshops will be 2:30 to 3:15 PM

  • Monday, June 17
    • Intro to Acting (ages 8-15)
    • Intro to ActingLink to Register
    • “All the world’s a stage,” and all your students, merely players. This workshop explores the basic tools of an actor’s trade—observation, memorization, concentration, and imagination—in an entertaining way. The students participate in fun exercises, learning to apply the actor’s tools to performing and their everyday lives.
  • Tuesday, June 18
    • Drama Quest: Adventures Under the Sea (ages 5-9)
    • Under the SeaLink to Register
    • We’ve got a notion that you’ll love our Ocean Adventure. Using active and energetic role-playing in a dynamic group setting, students will develop problem-solving skills by engaging their communication and imagination. Students have so much fun beneath the sea.
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • Put Your Best Foot Forward (ages 8-15)
    • Best Foot ForwardLink to Register
    • Get your groove on with this fun, physical workshop. Students will learn different styles of movement and dance used in Theatre to create an interpretive dance of a classic fairytale. This workshop is great for all levels of movers.
  • Thursday, June 20
    • Behind the ScenesBehind the Scenes (ages 5-9)
    • Link to Register
    • Actors have very important jobs to do to tell a story, but there are so many people who make theatre magic happen before the curtain even rises. This workshop explores the world of Costume Design, Set Design, and Makeup Design to give students a taste of the many artforms involved in making a performance great.
  • Friday, June 21
    • Improvisational Creative Play (ages  8-15)
    • Improv Link to Register
    • Listening, creativity, bravery—all important skills for the Improv Actor to hone. This workshop emphasizes teamwork and “all-in” participation as the students learn to act without a script. Students of any experience level will be successful in this informal workshop.

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Questions? Want to Know More?



Please call (231) 894-0119 or contact Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema, Arts Education & Marketing Director, via this website.




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