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?
Missoula Children’s Theatre – Jack & the Beanstalk – FREE theater camp – What happens when a young boy plants wonder beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. The local cast features all the characters you know, as well as the unique twists Missoula Children’s Theatre is known to add to their stories on October 7-12. Rehearsals for k-12 students will take place 4:30 p.m., Oct. 7 at the Wallenstien Theater.
Jeff Ames Productions – The Hit-or-Miss Adventures of Watson and Holmes – FREE theater camp – Another week-long FREE k-12 theater camp for kids, written, directed and produced by a local graduate! The Hit-or-Miss Adventures of Watson & Holmes offers a new spin on some of the classic mysteries solved by the world-famous detective and doctor sidekick. With kid-friendly twists – a Scandal in Bohemia involving an unflattering selfie; a World of Warcraft League; and a wide variety of candy that just keeps going missing – it’ll surely stimulate the analytical brains of seasoned Holmes fans, and is a fun introduction to the original literature for those whose knowledge of the subject is… elementary. Coming: TBD.
Pegasus Puppet Theatre – Tears of Joy Theatre’s Legend of Coyote – Part of our effort to get All the Arts to All the People, Columbia Basin Allied Arts is routing two of our Green Turtle shows through regional elementary schools, rather than in the Wallenstien Theatre. Legends of Coyote are two stories performed with puppets, masks and costume inspired by Pacific Northwest Native American art and stories of the infamous trickster, Coyote. Shows are October 21-25.
Bright Star Touring Theatre – Upcycled Cinderella – Part of our effort to get All the Arts to All the People, Columbia Basin Allied Arts is routing two Green Turtle shows through regional elementary schools, rather than in the Wallenstien Theatre. Bright Star Theater create plays of literary, curriculum- and character-education based classics that are as entertaining as they are enlightening. One of their most popular shows of all time, “Upcycled Cinderella”, illustrates that with a little creativity and ingenuity, you can make the most of any situation shows March 9-14.