The AL. Ringling Theatre is proud to be a part of the following youth programs.
THE HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
The Al. Ringling Theatre is pleased to present Theatre Opportunities for Youth, a series of performances for young people. This is an important part of our mission, to offer educational opportunities in the performing arts for students from around the area. Tickets for this series are still just $5 per person, with one free admission (for teachers/chaperones) for each 15 students.
We offer one performance this year:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites – Thursday April 17th 2014 at 10:00am & 12:30pm
Missoula Children's Theatre residency returns to the AL. Ringling Theater with their production of "Pinocchio."
The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents PINOCCHIO, an original adaptation based on the classic children's tale. Geppetto fashioned the puppet in the image of a small boy. Even as the lonely and kind woodcarver worked far into the night, old Geppetto was not aware that the wood under the chisel had come from the trunk of an enchanted tree. But the Blue Fairy was aware, as she watched from afar and gave to that puppet the gift of life. Thus begins the Missoula Children's Theatre adaptation of one of the most beloved of all children’s stories – PINOCCHIO. Join our wooden-head as he dances with Geppetto’s charming toys, travels the road to Pleasure Isle with Candlewick and his Crew, and is swindled by the unsavory Fox and Cat. After escaping the clutches of the evil puppetmaster, Stromboli, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble once more – this time swallowed by a monstrous whale. Very scary stuff! As Geppetto and the friendly Urchins spin their magical tale, we learn with Pinocchio that there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy.
Auditions for the production will be on Monday, February 3rd 2014 at 4pm. All kids from kindergarten through high school are welcome to participate. No advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts at an audition. Students should come and be ready to have a good time! Please remember that everyone must stay the entire two hours of the audition.
Workshops are available for school groups during the residency week. Contact the theatre to find out about hosting a residency.
Saturday February 8 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm