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Missoula Children's Theatre is back

Missoula Children's Theatre will be back at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes on Monday, June 21-Friday, June 25. Students in grades 1-12 will go through a week of theatre workshops and then perform "Robinson Crusoe" on the theatre stage.

Among the roles to be cast are Robinson Crusoe, his sole companion, a goat named Wilson, Leonard the Leopard, Friday's Family, the Oscar Octopus Octet, a family of Goats, the very hairy Frowny-Face Tribe, and the colorful Chameleons.

Purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe's novel, MCT's "Robinson Crusoe" teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation. Workshops are Monday- Friday, from 12:30- 5 p.m. Cost is $60 per student and only a limited number of spots are available.

The Missoula Children's Theatre, the nation's largest touring children's theatre, has been touring extensively for 37 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,300 communities this year with up to 45 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast.

"Robinson Crusoe" will be presented on Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, to register for the week, or to buy tickets for the performance(s), stop by the Historic Holmes Theatre Box Office at 806 Summit Ave., or call 218-844-SHOW.