On July 11, Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), in collaboration with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) and the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, performed the classic play “Rapunzel” in front of a packed house at the Cultural Hall. Chargé d’affaires Aimee Cutrona attended the opening and thanked BACA for including MCT as part of the 2019 Bahrain Summer Festival.
Around 100 local and expat youths, between the ages of five and sixteen, attended an open audition to show off their acting and singing skills. Visiting MCT directors Adam Ferguson and Grace McGeoch selected the final 63 cast members for the play. The cast held intensive four-hour rehearsals for five consecutive days. Additionally, MCT conducted three open workshops focused on acting, mime, and drama quest for young people between the ages of eight and twelve.
Missoula Children’s Theatre, the largest touring children’s theatre in the United States, has toured the world for the last 45 years including all 50 U.S. states and 17 countries, putting a unique twist on classic stories and fairytales and exposing kids to teamwork, creativity, and the arts.