2020 Missoula Children's Theatre: Johhnny 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 16, 2020. Two MCT team members begin the week by holding auditions on March 16th. From that day until performances on March 21st, 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.

Download the Audition Permission/ Release Form HERE


Nick Schommer is delighted to be hitting the road again with Missoula Children's Theatre. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and holds degrees in both music and arts management.

Samantha Cage
Nick Schommer

Samantha Cage is ecstatic to be touring with the Missoula Children’s Theatre! She recently graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a BFA in musical theatre with special interest in stage management and directing.


MCT Leaders for Johnny Appleseed 

The Tehama County Arts Council always prioritizes the safety of it’s community, volunteers, and artists. This includes health safety. In the wake of concerns around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting many parts of the U.S., paired with Gov. Newsom’s recent recommendation for canceling large group gatherings, we have decided to cancel the Missoula Children’s Theatre Production. We hope to reschedule and are closely monitoring the situation. We appreciate your understanding during this rapidly evolving situation.

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.