Our Green Turtle Series is geared toward children and families with children. The theater is for all ages and this is our way of helping the next generation of patrons find their love of the arts early! Check out our HISTORY page to find out how long we have been bringing some of our favorite Green Turtle shows – like Missoula Children’s Theatre and Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre (now Pegasus Puppet Theatre).
Recently, we have been working to get more Green Turtle shows to ALL children by offering free and low-cost performances in our regional elementary schools, so we are presenting less public performances than in the past. Let us know what you think by CONTACTING us – do you want more public performances or do you think it’s good we’re in the schools?
Coyote Tales – Saturday, Sept 1 at noon and 2 p.m. at the Moses Lake Civic Center. In partnership with the Moses Lake Museum. Coyote Tales by Tears of Joy Theatre is a compilation of two trickster tales, performed with puppets, masks, and costumes inspired by Pacific Northwest Native American art. Learn Native American words, songs, and trickster tales of how things came t
o be. Show in partnership with the Moses Lake Museum.
Secret Garden – Missoula Children’s Theatre residency October 8-13 auditions Oct. 8 at 4:30 and performances Oct. 13 at 3 and 6 p.m. (rehearsals all week 4:30-8:30) at the Wallenstien Theater. The Secret Garden, an original Missoula Children’s Theatre rendition, is a joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all good things in lifeabout Mistress Mary Quite Contrary who embarks on a journey with her new family and begins to enjoy the return of health and happiness in a garden carefully tended that blossoms once more.
Pied Piper – Missoula Children’s Theatre residency February 11-16 with auditions Feb. 11 at 4:30 and performances Feb. 16 at 3 and 6 p.m. (rehearsals all week 4:30-8:30) at the Wallenstien Theater. An original adaptation of the classic children’s tale The Pied Piper by Missoula Chidren’s Theatre makes you wonder: what do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? Hamelin Townspeople call on the Pied Piper to save them from the troublesome creatures. Find out what happens when the town chooses not to pay the Piper and the children are led away from the town along with the rats!