Downtown Dance Collective
121 W. Main St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Garden City Ballet Company
Garden City Ballet is a community-focused organization committed to inspiring Missoula dancers and sharing quality performances with western Montana. They are home to outstanding students and their families as well as the best professional teachers, choreographers and guest artists from across the region and country. Their largest production is the annual Nutcracker that includes over 100 local dancers of all ages.
Headwaters Dance Company
Founded in 2004, Headwaters Dance Co. is a professional, modern dance repertory company performing work created by choreographers from all over the country.
Missoula Community Theatre
Missoula Community Theatre provides a full season of outstanding community theatre each year beginning in the fall. While best known for musical theatre, MCT also produces
one non-musical drama or comedy each season and an opera with the UM every other year. Its 2012-2013 Season Series lineup presents Camelot, Miracle on 34th Street, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Steel Magnolias, and Footloose. Performances are held at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.
200 N. Adams St.
(406) 728-7529 / Box Office
Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT, Inc.)
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is committed to the development and enhancement of life skills in children through its involvement in the performing arts. Communication, self-discipline, and team work skills are fostered through MCT’s local children’s theatre, international traveling theatre, performing arts camps, and their Next Step Prep summer high school performance arts program.
MCT’s International Tour company utilizes one-hour- long musical scripts of children’s stories, a red pickup truck that transports the touring artists, props and costumes, and a two person tour team. In one week they choose the cast; teach the children how to memorize their parts, music, and choreography; stage the play; and facilitate the performances. In 2011, MCT utilized approximately 47 two person teams and a repertoire of 24 titles to produce live theatre across the geographic scope of the entire United States, Canada, as well about 150 U.S. military bases abroad. In addition to the International Tour opportunity, the Missoula Children’s Theatre offers day camps, performing arts classes, Next Step Prep boarding school summer course, and play performances for children in classes K-12. Headquartered in the MCT Center for the Performing Arts since 1998, it shares its facilities with the Missoula Community Theatre.
Funded by private and corporate foundations and corporate trusts such as the Montana Cultural Trust, the Montana Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, MCT brings the value of the performing arts to communities that no longer have funding for their own arts programs. Rooted in its core philosophy is MCT’s vision for the performing arts “as a vehicle to develop the life skills (social skills, communication skills, self-discipline, a strong work ethic, an understanding of the team concept and self- esteem) necessary to answer the challenges of our time.”
200 N. Adams St.
(406) 728-7529 / Box Office
Montana Lyric Opera
Montana Lyric Opera was established in 2007. They work to introduce professional opera to Western Montana as a relevant and comprehensive art form, through professional productions, educational youth productions, outreach to the schools and community and collaboration with local artists and arts organizations. Their schedule includes a Summer Opera Festival along with several performances.
The Montana Repertory Theater
The Rep is the professional theater company in residence at the University of Montana. It produces one or two main shows a year, which tour the U.S. as well as a mini-shows and workshops as part of an educational outreach program. Montana Rep delivers a theatrical experience in its entirety, bringing with it everything from lighting to sound design. Completely self-contained, the Rep offers presenters large and small––in facilities ranging from new performing arts centers to high school gyms––the opportunity to enjoy first-class theatre.
School of Theater and Dance
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates its 40th season bringing two of Shakespeare’s finest to 59 communities this summer; for the very first time Hamlet, and the delightful love soaked comedy, 12th Night. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks… all performances are still free. Bring family and friends, blankets and a picnic for a spectacular evening of theater under the summer sky.
P.O Box 174120
Bozeman, MT, 59717-4120
On Center Performing Arts
On Center’s desire and goal is to offer the very best instruction of all performance arts, while instilling the appreciation, discipline, and knowledge required to excel in the chosen field.
Our staff is carefully selected for their professionalism, intelligence, caring, positive attitudes, and attention to detail.
It is also our goal for every student to gain the confidence, technical ability, and performance opportunities necessary to achieve the next level. We also strive to provide our performers who desire a professional career with the technical foundation and inspiration to pursue their dream.
We take pride in offering the absolute best right here in Missoula, Montana. Professional training, atmosphere, attitudes, careers, and results! Welcome to the On Center Dance family.
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
Since 1998, Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre has provided audience members of all ages with a unique dance experience. The school’s integrated approach to dance brings students into the world of dance through a variety of explorations that actively engage them in perception, research, reflection and discussion. Curriculum includes ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, pre-ballet and creative movement.
2704 Brooks St.
Missoula, MT 59801
University of Montana Productions
UM Productions Performing Arts has been providing western Montana with top quality programs diverse in culture, entertainment, education and opportunity for decades. It has featured incredible variety over the years from jazz to modern dance, comedy to gospel music, blues to ballet, Broadway plays to opera and much more. UM Productions attempts to reach an ever growing audience of students and community members by providing concerts and events which are focused on diversity with a strong dedication to the arts.