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Missoula Children's Theatre Presents: Sleeping Beauty

Missoula Children's Theatre Presents: Sleeping Beauty

Monday, August 2, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021
Red Cloud Opera House
413 N Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970

In keeping up to date with current CDC guidelines, those who are not vaccinated are encouraged to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask while inside the Red Cloud Opera House and any other National Willa Cather Center facilities.

The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan. This year in Red Cloud, MCT presents Sleeping Beauty - with a twistIn this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger only to wake up five hundred years later in a rock ‘n roll dream.

A tour team will arrive the week of August 1, 2021, to hold auditions and cast local students to perform in the play.  The students will rehearse the show throughout the week, and two public performances will be held at the end of the week. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project.


  • Monday, August 2, at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Open to students entering grades 1-12.
  • Pre-registration is encouraged, but no longer required. To pre-register, fill out the Google form here or stop by the National Willa Cather Center to pick up a registration form.
  • No charge to participate and no advance preparation necessary. 
  • Some students will be asked to stay for the first rehearsal, which begins 15-30 minutes after the audition.


  • August 2 to August 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Dress Rehearsal from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 6. 
  • A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition.

Show Times:

  • Friday, August 6, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m.

Thank you to our sponsors Dennis and Sally Hansen and Englund & Lindsteadt Financial Advisors for making this program possible! We are also grateful to the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment for their continued support.