Missoula Children’s Theatre: The Secret Garden

Sat, Nov 10, 2 & 7pm, 2018


A joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all good things in life. Mistress Mary Quite Contrary embarks on a journey from India to her uncle’s home in England. Along the way she makes friends with the hilarious Canadian Geese and the colorful Giant Bugs that Rock! In time she learns to appreciate everything around her, including the Moor Animals and the helpful Fireflies. Add to that a good healthy dose of daring, and what happens? Colin, Martha, Archibald – well, the whole household – begin to enjoy the return of health and happiness in a garden carefully tended…until it blossoms once more.



Auditions will be held for THE SECRET GARDEN on Mon, Nov 5, from 3:30-5:30pm, at the Methow Valley Elementary School Cub Gym. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. All students grades 1st-12th are encouraged to audition. Among the roles to be cast are Mary Lennox, Martha Sowerby, Dickon Sowerby, Colin Craven, the Bugs that Rock, the Canadian Geese, the Moor Folk, the Fireflies, and other parts.

Not all who audition will be cast in parts; MCT can only take about 50 kids. No advance preparation is necessary.  Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production. There is a $25 participation fee for those cast in roles or support positions. Scholarships are available.


The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals at MVE throughout the week from 3:30-8pm each day. Not all actors will need to rehearse every day; rehearsal schedule depends on roles.

DATE: Sat, Nov 10, 2pm & 7pm. LOCATION: Methow Valley Elementary School Commons. TICKETS: At the door. PRICE: $8/adults, $5/students 6-18 years and under, and 5 years and under are free. Free tickets available to clients of The Cove, Room One, and the Senior Center at those locations. AUDITION INFO: Mon, Nov 5, 3:30-5:30pm at Methow Valley Elementary School Cub Gym. CONTACT: Methow Arts (.org), 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org.