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Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present a week long theatre camp for students entering grades 1–8. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process. The week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props.
Camp Dates: February 20 – 25, 2023
Show Date: February 25 at 12:00pm. The performance is open to the public. CLICK HERE for tickets.
Camp Hours: Camp runs Monday – Saturday and children are required to attend all 6 days of camp. Drop Off is 9:00am – 9:30am and Pick Up is 3:45pm – 4:00pm.
Hansel and Gretel
Adapted by Jim Caron
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill and Jim Caron
Times are tough for modern-day Hank and Gretchen, ‘til they find themselves deep in the wondrous Wildwood world of Hansel and Gretel. The Missoula Children’s Theatre proudly presents an original musical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm age-old tale of a journey, a secret and a grand adventure. Poor Hank and Gretchen! All of their friends, off to summer camp, have left them behind. While waiting for dinner, Hank and Gretchen fall asleep and dream their way to times gone by. They wake with a start! Their clothes are so strange–and so are their names. Lost in the deep dark woods, Granny leads Hansel and Gretel on a search for the path which will lead them to better times at home. But as evening approaches and the moon rises above the trees, Hansel and Gretel are not alone! The Rascals dart from tree to tree as sweet little Wallybirds innocently munch on the cookie crumbs left as a map on the forest floor. Crafty cooks and Gingerbread Men lead our heroes to a colorful cottage concocted completely of candy and cakes, where Hansel and Gretel unravel the secret of the Wildwood Witch:
Is she bad?
Or is she good?
Is she wicked…
There’s music and laughter and thrills and chills. So join the fun as Hansel and Gretel’s dream is mysteriously blended with real life, and the lessons of one apply to the other. You’ll learn the secret of the Wildwood – but, shhh – don’t tell!
Tuition Price: $220 per session. A sibling discount is available. This camp is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund.
Registration: The number of theatre camp spots are limited by age group and are first come first serve. Camp tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. CLICK HERE to download the camp policies.
Please contact the Box Office to register, 207.873.7000, weekdays 12pm-5pm.