2022 Missoula Children's Theatre: Johnny Appleseed

MCT's 2019 presentation of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs was a success!

The Missoula Children's Theatre's little red truck loaded with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up--everything it takes to put on a play in a week--pulls into Red Bluff on March 27, 2022. Two MCT team members begin the week by holding auditions on March 28th. From that day until performances on April 2nd, a whirlwind of theatrical activities, rehearsals, costume fittings, photos, and more rehearsals take place. 


Tehama County students Kindergarten through Grade 12 are encouraged to be part of this annual experience brought to Red Bluff and the State Theater for the Performing Arts by Tehama County Arts Association and the Red Bluff Arts Association.

Since 2001, the TCAC has sponsored an annual theater production led by the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Inc. (MCT). The week-long experience offers Tehama County children in grades K-12 the chance to audition for, rehearse and perform in a full-scale musical. In addition, the MCT actor-directors present workshops in area schools, potentially reaching more than 500 children during that one week.

TCAC has partnered with the State Theatre for the Performing Arts for several years on the production costs, which can exceed $7,000. Local and corporate sponsors help defray costs. Participation is free for all students; tickets are offered at reduced pricing or free to the performers’ families.