Let TYKEs (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) entertain and inspire your whole family with beloved fairy tales, bedtime stories and children's books...all brought to life on stage. In residence at the JCC since 2008, TYKEs became an official JCC arts and family program in 2014.
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An incredible concept in children's theatre: a full-scale musical with sets, costumes, make-up and props, starring 64 local kids ages 5 and up - all created within a week! Budding actors rehearse Monday through Friday and perform the show that Saturday, February 13. Missoula Children's Theatre has been touring world-wide for over 40 years and will take up residence at the JCC with everything needed to put on a play - except the cast.
- Saturday, February 13 at 1 PM
- Saturday, February 13 at 3:30 PM
Registrations still available for kids ages 8 and up!
$195 includes one free show ticket.
NOTE: Rehearsals take place after school from 4pm to 8:30pm. Younger kids' rehearsal times are shorter, and not all children attend for the full rehearsal time.
Feb 15-19, 8:30am-5:30pm
Optional before camp care from 7-8:30am available at no additional cost.
Come enjoy a very unique and exciting theater program at TYKEs! Kids will create their own "fractured fairy tale." Participants will select an existing, well-known fairy tale or children's story and wildly recreate it by changing key components of the story, such as the setting and time period – while retaining the essence of the original story. Think Aladdin landing on mars in his magically carpeted futuristic spaceship or Jack growing an organic beanstalk so he can be a contestant on a cooking competition television show. The sky's the limit as kids use their powerful imaginations to come up with clever, creative plot twists and compelling characters. We'll perform our show at 4pm on Friday, Feb 19 for family and friends.
MARCH 5-13, 2016
Book and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Get ready for a hilarious, rollicking musical adventure ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning children’s books that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long! An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” friends. While Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship, Piggie is even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible. Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, Elephant & Piggie will have children—and their parents—rolling in the aisle.
Best enjoyed by children ages 3 and up.
- Saturday, March 5 at 11 AM*
- Saturday, March 5 at 2 PM
- Sunday, March 6 at 2 PM
- Saturday, March 12 at 11 AM
- Saturday, March 12 at 2 PM
- Sunday, March 13 at 2 PM *ASL interpreted