Theatre Young Kids Enjoy (TYKEs)

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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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Welcome to TYKEs' 14th Season!

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Jan 13 - Jan 21
Sunday, Jan 21


Hart Theater

Fly Guy, the Musical

JANUARY 13 - 21, 2018

Based on based on Fly Guy chapter books by Tedd Arnold.

A fly for a pet? Flies are pests, not pets, right? Well, young Buzz and his new friend, Liz, know otherwise, and their adventures with their winged pets have the whole town, umm, buzzing! This rollicking musical will have you cheering for the bugs and delighting in their antics, as their caring friendships help them overcome all the challenges they face.

  • Saturday, January 13 at 11am...See Snow Alert Below
  • Saturday, January 13 at 2pm...See Snow Alert Below
  • Sunday, January 14 at 2pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, January 20 at 11am
  • Saturday, January 20 at 2pm
  • Sunday, January 21 at 2pm
  • Sunday, January 21 at 4:30pm

SNOW ALERT: The JCC policy is to not cancel performances for weather events. In the rare event that we cancel a performance, it will be noted on this page. If you miss a performance due to travel conditions we will do our best to accomodate exchanges for other performances based on ticket availability. At this time, tickets for Saturday 1/13 can be exchanged for the 11am performance on 1/20 or the 4:30pm performnace on 1/21. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. There are no refunds on tickets unless we cancel a performance.

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Fly Guy By Austin Zumbro, Adapted from FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold
Originally Commissioned by Oregon Children’s Theatre, Inc., Stan Foote, Artistic Director, and Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Nina Meehan, Artistic Director.

$16    Member: $15
Ages 4 and up

Feb 10 - Feb 10

Missoula Children's Theatre presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Back by popular demand for the 14th time: The Missoula Children's Theatre Experience!

Once again, TYKEs welcomes an incredible concept in children's theatre - a full-scale musical with sets, costumes, make-up and props, starring 60 local kids - all created within a week.

Kids can enjoy the show in two ways: by watching it - or starring in it! Budding performers, ages 5 and up, rehearse Monday through Friday and perform the show that Sautrday. Missoula Children's Theatre has been touring all over the world for more than 40 years and comes to town with everything needed to put on a play - except the cast. Children spend the week learning lines, songs and choreography for this full-length musical.

The non-refundable cost to participate is $175 and includes one free show ticket. Children do not need to audition in order to participate! To reigster your young thespian (grades K-12) call 461-2000 ext. 269 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The program sells out quickly!

Rehearsals: February 5-9, 4-8:30pm.
All participating children perform in both shows.

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  • Saturday, February 10 at 1pm
  • Saturday, February 10 at 3:30pm

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$12    Member: $12
Contact Freyda Schneider for more information.

Apr 7 - Apr 15
Sunday, Apr 15


Hart Theater

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

APRIL 7 - 15, 2017

Based on the smash hit DreamWorks animated motion picture

Join Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hip hip hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Madagascar follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

  • Saturday, April 7 at 11am
  • Saturday, April 7 at 2pm
  • Sunday, April 8 at 2pm
  • Saturday, April 14 at 11am
  • Saturday, April 14 at 2pm
  • Sunday, April 15 at 2pm
  • Sunday, April 15 at 4:30pm

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$16    Member: $15
Ages 3 and up