Children's Musical Theatre
Children’s Musical Theatre of Bartlesville, OK was founded in 2000 with a mission to enrich the lives of area youth by providing quality musical theatre performance and education opportunities. CMT produces a full-scale musical each summer with a cast of 60-80 students ages 7-17. Each musical is complete with quality vocal and live orchestra music, special effects, beautiful sets, period-appropriate costuming and props and top-notch character portrayals. Professional directors, choreographers, and technical staff work together to provide the cast with a 5-week intensive, top-quality theatrical, and educational experience. The cast rehearses and performs 4 to 5 shows on the main-stage at the Bartlesville Community Center. Previous musicals include Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Sound of Music, Peter Pan-2 years, Wizard of Oz-2 years, High School Musical, Music Man, Oliver, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Willy Wonka, A Little Princess, and Mary Poppins. The experience is educational and priceless for the cast, the families involved and the community!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
July 14-17, 2016
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the youth of Bartlesville put on a thrilling show, directed by Andrea Andresakis!
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities, or even more simply staged, Disney's Beauty And The Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best. Learn more.
Tickets will go on sale in June 2016 on the Bartlesville Community Center website or through the ticket office.
See more information about Children’s Musical Theatre of Bartlesville at www.cmtonstage.com; Friend CMT on Facebook at Children’s Musical Theatre of Bartlesville; Follow them on Twitter at @cmtonstage.
Missoula Children's Theatre
Each fall, Children’s Musical Theatre of Bartlesville, along with the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment of the Arts, Allied Arts and Humanities Council, and the Bartlesville Community Center work together to sponsor “Missoula Children's Theatre” residency which is part of Missoula Children's Theatre's unique international touring project.
The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nations’ largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast. The team holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented on Saturday. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales&ellip;a twist on the classic stories that you know and love. Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT Tour Actor/Directors conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4pm – 8pm each day.
Also included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the Tour Actor/Directors. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project. MCT's mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.
The Missoula Children's Theatre is based in Missoula, Montana, and also runs many local programs. These include musical theatre day camps and performing arts classes for local children, a summer residency Performing Arts Camp for students from around the world and the Missoula Community Theatre which creates an arena for local talent of all ages to participate in large-scale productions and attracts audiences from western Montana. For students interested in a career in the performing arts, MCT has developed Next Step Prep—The Academy for Musical Theatre—providing high school students an affordable opportunity to train and study with well-known professionals in the field of music, dance and acting to prepare for college.
The Children's Musical Theatre of Bartlesville has been "enriching the lives of youth by providing quality musical theatre performance and educational opportunities" since their start in 2000. Past productions have included Cinderella, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz and many more. Don't miss the opportunity to see the youth of Bartlesville put on a thrilling show!