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By Dena Martin
the Times 

Missoula Children's Theater visit boosts self-esteem

The Touchet Valley Arts Council uses grant funds to provide the annual summer workshop


August 15, 2019

Dena Martin

The MCT Pinocchio crew rehearses the big finale last Thursday.

DAYTON-Fifty-three Touchet Valley kids enjoyed performing live on stage in the Missoula Children's Theater (MCT) adaptation of Pinocchio last week. Of those, about a dozen were new to the stage according to Liberty Theater Manager Mike Ferrians.

Ferrians said the MCT visits began taking place shortly after the theater's remodel in 2001. For many children, a part in an MCT production is the first step towards participating in Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) live productions.

The MCT, a "well-oiled machine" according to Tour Director Shiana Tyler, has been touring from Montana to Japan f...

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