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Missoula Children's Theatre Presents: The Jungle Book

Missoula Children's Theatre Presents: The Jungle Book

Monday, August 1, 2022 to Saturday, August 6, 2022
Red Cloud Opera House
413 N Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970


We are excited to announce that twenty-eight local youth have been cast in roles for Missoula Children's Theatre's production of The Jungle Book! Rehearsals will continue all week, and performances are set for Friday and Saturday. 

Assistant Director: Abigail Engelhardt; Mowgli: Joshua Nikodym; Bagheera: Shaelee Minnick; Shere Khan: David Greenhalgh; Tabaqui: Hannah Greenhalgh; Rikki Tikki Tavi: Tallie Berns; Nag: Zanthony Gomez; Nagaina: Ellie Karnatz; Darzee: Catilynn Grashorn; Young Mowgli: Tritny Kappes; Buck: Zachery Engelhardt; Hathi: Mazie Boyd; Kaa Head: Anna-Hope Berns; Kaa Body: Kaylinn Deerr & Hadyn Lisius; Akela: Rachel Greenhalgh; Mother Wolf: Kaylee Minnick; Father Wolf: Trenten Henkel; Wolves: Emily Engelhardt, Elisha Johnson & Mia Johnson; Wolf Pups: Louise Olsen-McCartney & Lydiah Greenhalgh; and, Monkeys: Andrew Berg, Alex Berg, Mary Grashorn, Nora Olson & Henry Boyd.

Join Us for the Performances!

Ever been abandoned in the jungle, adopted by wolves, taught by a bear, befriended by a panther, and chased by a tiger? In the Missoula Children's Theatre musical adaptation of The Jungle Book, Mowgli the man-cub has all these adventures and more. Join him as he escapes from the Monkey-People, outwits a tiger, enlists the help of a rock-python, explores what it means to be human, and learns a lesson from the brave mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Original music and rollicking humor give new life to the classic tale by Rudyard Kipling. 

Auditions will take place on Monday, August 1, at 10:00 a.m., and are open to students entering grades 1 through 12. The first rehearsal will begin approximately fifteen minutes after the audition and go until 2:15 p.m. While not all students will have to stay for this rehearsal, all students should bring a packed lunch and be prepared to stay until 2:15 p.m., just in case.

Show Times:

  • Friday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults when purchased in advance and $17 the day of the show. Children's tickets grade 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

With special thanks to our sponsors Jeri Shute and the Republican Valley Arts Council 

Programming at the National Willa Cather's Red Cloud Opera House is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.