Children’s Theater

Amherst Community Theater presents

We’re so happy to host Missoula Children’s Theatre for another year of fabulous fun—AT LAST!

MCT ( comes to town with two directors, the sets, the costumes, and bundles of energy and enthusiasm to put on a show in only one week!

Amherst Community Theater COVID-19 Policy

Auditions are very entertaining and non-threatening. In general, there are spaces available for 60 cast members. In recent years everyone who auditioned was cast, but there have been years when over 100 children have auditioned for only 60 spaces. We anticipate that we may have a larger audition pool again this year, so please be aware—some auditioners may not be cast. If your child is cast, you can expect a full and very fun week, capped off with two performances in the ARMS Auditorium on Saturday.

Who: Students in Kindergarten – grade 12
When & Where: Week of April 4th– April 9th
Auditions @ Amherst Regional Middle School cafeteria
Rehearsals @ Amherst Regional Middle School
Performances @ Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium
(all locations pending approval of Amherst Regional Schools—we’ll keep this info updated!)

Download flyer about the show (PDF)

Auditions: Open large group audition… no signup or prior registration is necessary… just come and be ready to begin at 4:15 sharp on Monday April 4th at Amherst Middle School cafeteria. Those auditioning should arrive at 4:00 and plan to stay for the full two hours. Parents do not need to stay, but should return by 5:30. These are fun and non-threatening auditions where everyone auditions together. No preparation is needed—but a smile always helps!

Rehearsals: The first rehearsal (older students only) begins approximately 30 minutes after the audition. Older students should bring a bag supper to eat between the audition and rehearsal in the event that they are cast.

Rehearsals will run from 4:00 – 6:00 and 6:30 – 8:30 Monday – Friday @ ARMS, unless otherwise noted.

Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Older cast members with major roles are usually scheduled for all sessions
and should bring a bag dinner each day. Children in grades K-1 rehearse Wednesday through Friday afternoons.

PERFORMANCES – Saturday, April 9th: Amherst Regional Middle School
Cast will be called at 12:00 noon to prepare for 1:30 show
Afternoon: TWO Performances at 1:30 and 4:00 PM

Registration: $55, (siblings $30) payable at the audition by cash or check
(payable to Town of Amherst) • (fee waived if you qualify for free lunch/$10 if you qualify for reduced lunch)

Tickets: At the door only • Adults $8, Students $5

Amherst Community Theater COVID-19 Policy

Questions? call: Betsy or David Mullins 256-1386

Download flyer about the show (PDF)

For more information about Missoula Children’s Theatre traveling theater program,
see their web site:

Additional performance opportunities with our Valley theater friends:

Academy of Music

Come hoot and holler with us in Oklahoma!, part of the “Getting to Know Rodgers & Hammerstein” series.

Ages 9-16 are welcome, no experience necessary! Rehearsals start January 4, 2022 and run Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-7:00 pm.

Shows on March 10th and 11th. 

Register Now:

Email Susan Dillard at with any and all questions.