Missoula Children's Theatre
Missoula Children's Theatre Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood is the Spring 2022 Missoula Children’s Theatre Production

The Viterbo University Fine Arts Center has hosted Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) for more than 20 years and interest in the program keeps growing. MCT is the nation's largest touring children's theatre, touring extensively for more than 40 years, performing all over the world.

Students aged 5 or older in grades K-12 are welcome to audition for MCT’s production of Red Riding Hood.

Auditions: Monday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.       
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Show Synopsis

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house she goes. Red Riding Hood, not so little anymore, and her pre-teen pals try to stay on the straight and narrow in the latest adventure from the Missoula Children's Theatre, Red Riding Hood. The Big Bad Wolf, who is not so bad after all, and a friendly neighborhood Forest Ranger urge our heroes to stay true to the path, for in the Shadows lurk diversions and a sinister surprise or two. A pack of woefully nasty young wolves and a handsome Woodsman, too good to be true, are a must for our story. And we can’t have a wolf tale without Three Little Pigs and even a Boy Who Cries…you guessed it. With help from her family and a loyal young Locksmith (he carries the key), Red finds her Grandma and a whole lot more. Now if only she could retrieve her picnic basket from those rascally Raccoons. Life is no picnic when you stray from the trail!

Adapted and written by Michael McGill.
Music and lyrics by Michael McGill.

Audition Information

Students aged 5 or older in grades K-12 welcome to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Ages 10 and older will also be considered for assistant director position for the production during auditions.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022
4–6 p.m.
Viterbo Fine Arts Center

Please arrive by 3:45 p.m. to allow for registration. Students should plan to stay for the entire session (4-6 p.m.) Students who have been cast will also stay from 6:15-8:15 p.m. for start of rehearsal. There will be a 15-minute break in between. (Bring your own snack.)

Approximately 50-60 local children will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Directors. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. There is no charge for participation in this MCT residency.

To speed up the check-in process and help save paper, we ask that you fill out the registration form in advance. However, paper registration forms will be available at auditions.

Registration Form
Rehearsal Schedule

Most students will rehearse approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes each day, Monday through Friday at the Viterbo Fine Arts Center. Rehearsal times will be 4-6 p.m. and 6:15-8:15 p.m. with a 15-minute break in between. (Bring your own snack.) There will also be a morning rehearsal before the performance on Saturday, Feb. 19. Time TBA.

Although not all cast members will be needed at every rehearsal session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and be able to attend all rehearsals for their role. 

Rehearsals are open to parents and teachers who are not disruptive, but it is also fun for students to surprise them at the performance at the end of the week.

If you or your parents have questions about Missoula Children’s Theatre’s La Crosse residency, please contact us at aya@viterbo.edu or 608-796-3737.

Performance Information

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022
3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Buy Tickets

$16 Main Floor/ $12 Lower Balcony/ $10 Upper Balcony
(plus taxes and fees)

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At this time, a mask is required to be worn over the nose and mouth inside all buildings on Viterbo University's campus.