On July 28, Missoula Children’s Theater, in collaboration with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) and the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, performed their original play, “Sleeping Beauty,” in front of a packed house at the Cultural Hall on July 28, 2017. Ambassador William Roebuck attended the opening and thanked the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Authority (BACA) for including the Missoula Children’s Theater in the 2017 Bahrain Summer Festival
Visiting MCT directors Nick Cartusciello and Whitney Ward held an open audition day for 50 local youth actors. The attendees were tested for their acting and singing skills. The selected acting cast began rehearsals immediately and continued for five consecutive days. Additionally, MCT conducted three workshops focused on acting, improvisation, and make-up for young people between the ages of eight and fifteen.