ENTERPRISE, UT – Missoula Children’s Theatre made a stop on their acting tour at the Enterprise Elementary School, in the heart of Enterprise, Utah. Each year the Children’s Theatre transforms 4 days of practice into a magical night for these young actors.
The Missoula actors show up on Sunday night, they cast their actors Monday after school and practice each day after school during the week, and their play is Friday night.
It’s quite a challenge for these students, and every year they continue to put on an amazing show. Missoula Children’s Theatre has been going on for 45 years and has worked with over a million kids. Just this year alone, they will work with 65,000 children in more than 1,200 communities in all 50 states and 17 countries.
This year the students from Enterprise performed the play “Aladdin” Conceived and Written by Michael McGill, with Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill.
For Aladdin, it’s not easy to find a magic lamp but it’s even harder to get a date! It’s a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade, and even Sinbad the Sailor, as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) Wonders. Along his way, Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise Genies, a powerful Sultan, and his own Mother, to find a way to meet the Princess. However, even with the lamp in hand, Aladdin will have to learn that it takes more than a wish to make a good impression. Full of memorable characters, from lost Penguins to talking Palm Trees, this is an adventure worthy of 1001 laughs.
Cast of Characters:
Aladdin – Oliver Cope
Scheherazade – MadisonTerry
Dinazade – Treshor Phelps
Princess Dory – Rylee Reber
Sultan – Sadie Dunford
Grand Vizier – Jenna Sandstrom
Mysterious One – Charles Yardley
Aladdin’s Mother – Shaunte Bosshardt
Donkey – Brynley Huber
Goat – Kambrey Huber
Ati Baba – Kynlee Reber
Cassim – Ryan Rowley
Sinbad – Fayth Udy
Genies – Shelby Putnam, Brady McLeod, Emily Nettleton
Sailors – Tessa Sorenson, Madison Burgess, Emree Staheli, Anna Moody, Shyla dark, Cheyanne Hartshorn, Sarahi Hernandez
Palm Trees – Kyan Holt, Landon Evans
Camels – AIlely Hernandez, Dakota Thomas, Kenzie Shock
Cave of Wonders – Ryan Barlow, Roger Cope, Ray Carpenter, EliseoRamos
Vagabonds – Camden Bowler, Eva Moody, Sophee Anzalone, Taryn Rupp, Keaden Docos, Gale Gardner, Simon Dunford,Dustin Anderson, Payden Taylor, and Porter Phelps
Penguins – Kane shock, Cydnee McLeod, NaKaya Huber, Jack Moyle, Trek Jones, Jordan Anderson, Emily Jessop, Trinity Clark, Broxy Jones, Cole Moody, Takera Taylor, Austyn Carpenter, Clara Yardley, Clara Yardley, Mary Hartshorn, Summer Rowley, Tyrel Terry
Assistant Directors – Sarah Nettleton, Shania Kennedy, Brooke Humphries
Accompanist – Tammy Jones
Genie – Tour Actor/Director-Kalin Honaker
Director – Tour Actor/Director-Ryan Shepard
Learn more about the Missoula Children’s Theatre and how they can work with the students in your local area. Also, you can make donations to help fund their tour so they can continue to have a positive impact on these children.
Missoula Children’s Theatre
200 N. Adams, Missoula, MT 59802-4718