Over 270 people were in attendance at the 12th annual Missoula Children's Theatre residency week performance on Friday, November 6th. The audience joined Aladdin as he ventured into a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade and even Sinbad the Sailor as the MCT team and more than 50 local students performed an original musical adaptation, Aladdin. MCT Tour Actor Jas Spencer played the Genie, and the show was directed by MCT Tour Director Katrina Sebastian. The Missoula Children's Theatre residency week in Clinton County was presented by Clinton County Community Education with support from Extended School Services. Thank you to Doris England, who served as accompanist for the week! And thanks so much to Grider Hill Dock for providing housing for the tour team for the past twelve years. We couldn't do it without you! If you missed the show, but would like to order a DVD of the performance, call Community Education Director Ammie Marcum at 387 - 3495, extension 201.
Frank Zheng, Vivian Zheng, Carmen Rodriguez, and Jessica Criswell served as Assistant Directors for the week, taking on essential backstage duties.
Pictured below are the royals - Eli Rains as the Sultan, Jaden Mullins as Aladdin's Mother, Devin Huckaby as the Mysterious One, Hailey Cole as the Grand Vizier, Johnathan Richardson as Aladdin, Mary Willen Cross as Scheherazade, Moriah Moons as the Princess Dory, and Andrea Duvall as the keeper of the Book of Answers Dinazade.
Tatum Harlan, Tessa Cross, and Mackenzee Parrigin were fleet-footed Camels. Kaylee Latham and Sadie Moons played wise-cracking Palm Trees. Loren Little was a spunky Goat and Landon Smith was a stubborn Donkey. Scheming Ali Baba and Cassim were played by Katelyn Perez and Savannah Mercer.
Sinbad was Christian Derryberry and his Sailors were Gracie Melton, Claire Guffey, Kendra Bertram, Callyn Flowers, and Stacy Pascual.
Pictured below are the Vagabonds - Eli Melton, Tanner Cross, Drew Davis, Chesney Harlan, Sami Criswell, Ethan Rains, Ella Rose Smith, and Evan Little.
Cambria Moses, Zoe Massingale, and Alyssa Rodriguez were the mischievous Genies. The Cave of Wonders were played by Ashton Daniels, McKenna Moons, Addison Weston, Emily Sawyers, and Jonna Upchurch.
Pictured below is the pack of lost Penguins - Sadie Ipock, Parker Neathery, Kaylah Boston, Noah Claborn, Olivia Lee, Sydney Lowhorn, Abigale Upchurch, Lee Tallent, Natali Derryberry, Adalyn Duvall, and Sarah Smith.