Events

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: The Tortoise vs. The Hare

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp during February and summer vacations for students in the first through eighth grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8.

The cost is $220 per session. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

THE TORTOISE VS. THE HARE: Somewhere in desert country, the inhabitants of West Sandy Bottoms are preparing for the highlight of their year – the annual race between the Mammals and the Reptiles. A company of strolling actors attempts to tell the tale in classical fashion. Philoh Ferret reminds the racing fans that his service station is for “mammals only.” The Hare’s weasely managers brag about their racing star as the various reptiles assemble to choose their candidate. Fan clubs are preparing their cheers as the big day draws near. As we see the race through the eyes of a TV news team covering the event, we soon discover that there is more than a sporting rivalry between the brown animals and the green animals. There’s a real animosity between these creatures. As the race proceeds, a tiny bunny is lost in the wilds of Tornado Gulch and, almost miraculously, the mammals and reptiles join in the search…together. The wisdom of the old tortoise and the lesson learned by the cocky hare remind us all that it’s easy to get along, if you just try. In the end, the animals realize the folly of their ways and live happily together in their sandy home.

beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop february – SOLD OUT

Tuesday Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10 and 17

This six-week pottery class will teach students the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. The class will start with clay basics and expand to creating mugs, bowls, plates, and other objects based on student interest. Skills that will be developed include centering, shaping, trimming, handle making, and decoration and glazing. The instructor will work actively with each student as they navigate all the basic aspects of wheel throwing.

Included in the class is a 25-pound bag of clay, all glazes needed, and kiln firings during the class period. Also, each student can come to use the studio outside of class from 6am until 8pm on weekdays and from 9am until 5pm on weekends. ( Occasionally there will be a class using the wheels on specific nights which will be posted on our calendar in the studio space.)

No experience necessary. Registration required. $175

*Prices do not include per ticket handling fees.

beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop january SOLD OUT

This beginning wheel is sold out; check out our February wheel instead!

Wednesday Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 and 12

This six-week pottery class will teach students the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. The class will start with clay basics and expand to creating mugs, bowls, plates, and other objects based on student interest. Skills that will be developed include centering, shaping, trimming, handle making, and decoration and glazing. The instructor will work actively with each student as they navigate all the basic aspects of wheel throwing.

Included in the class is a 25-pound bag of clay, all glazes needed, and kiln firings during the class period. Also, each student can come to use the studio outside of class from 6am until 8pm on weekdays and from 9am until 5pm on weekends. ( Occasionally there will be a class using the wheels on specific nights which will be posted on our calendar in the studio space.)

No experience necessary. Registration required. $175

*Prices do not include per ticket handling fees.