June 23

2:00 & 4:30 pm

$9 – $13


Carston Cabaret

50 Mark West Springs Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Tues – Sun, noon – 6pm

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents The Secret Garden

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 2:00 PM and 4:30PM

$9 Child, $13 Adult,
$2 Lap Pass (for children under 2 years old)

Lap passes (for children 2 and under) are available for $5 on the day of the show only.
*Please note everyone entering the theater must have a ticket.

Don’t miss the youth in our community perform The Secret Garden, the final performance of their week-long theater residency with Missoula Children’s Theatre. The ticketed Final Performance is available for everyone, but to participate in the free residency, children in grades 1-12 must audition. Check out the details below or check out our Summer Camp page.

Conceived and Written by Michael McGill
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

The Secret Garden, an original Missoula Children’s Theatre rendition, is a joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all good things in life. Mistress Mary Quite Contrary embarks on a journey from India to her uncle’s home in England. Along the way she makes friends with the hilarious Canadian Geese and the colorful Giant Bugs that Rock! In time she learns to appreciate everything around her, including the Moor Animals and the helpful Fireflies. Add to that a good healthy dose of caring, and what happens? Colin, Martha, Archibald – well, the whole household – begin to enjoy the return of health and happiness in a garden carefully tended…until it blossoms once more.

Every person in the theater must have a ticket, regardless of age. Lap passes available for any child 2 years and under. They can only be attained in person at the Ticket Office on the day of the show. Children with a Lap Pass are not allowed to occupy a regular seat, and must remain on the lap (or in the arms) of an accompanying adult.

AUDITIONS: Monday, June 18, 2018

Main Lobby • 10am to noon (applicants must participate in the entire two hour audition)

FREE week-long Theater Residency • June 18 – 23

The acclaimed Missoula Children’s Theatre and Luther Burbank Center for the Arts welcome children entering 1st – 12th grades to audition to take part in the upcoming production of The Secret Garden. No advance preparation or experience is necessary; enthusiasm and a smile are the most important!

Auditions begin promptly. We recommend arriving 20 minutes early to sign-in. This is a large group audition and we expect at least 150 children to audition; 50 to 60 roles will be cast. Those selected must be available each day, June 18 – 23, for rehearsals and performances.

Rehearsal schedules vary depending on role. Schedules will be given to cast members on Monday, June 18th.
—Monday, June 18th certain roles will rehearse from 12:30 to 2:30pm.
—Tuesday, June 19th through Friday, June 22nd, certain roles will rehearse from 10:00am to 12:00pm and/or from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Please bring a bag lunch.
—On Saturday, June 23rd, rehearsals start at 12:30pm and last through the day leading to our two performances.

This week-long theater residency is provided free-of-charge by the Education and Community Engagement program.