Waterville Opera House Welcomes Cowboy Junkies and More! (June 2012)
Announcing a New Concert!
are pleased to announce a new addition to our
schedule: COWBOY JUNKIES! Cowboy Junkies is an
alternative country/blues/folk rock band with a
very mellow tone. You can read more about them and
hear a clip of their music below.
scheduling news, ACAT's production of "The
Race" has been postponed. The director felt it
was necessary to wait until next year in order to
do justice to Beth Eisen's story. We look forward
to its future debut.
a busy summer on the horizon, be sure to mark your
calendars for Bossov Ballet's Cinderella
Missoula Children's Theatre Summer Camp. (Please
note we have changed the Saturday performance times
for theater camp to 2:00 p.m. for all three
Main Street, Third Floor
11 at 8:00pm
$35 orchestra, $25 balcony
purchase tickets, click here.
more than 20 years, Cowboy Junkies have remained true
to their unique artistic vision and to the
introspective, quiet intensity that is their musical
signature, creating a critically acclaimed body of
original work that has endeared them to an audience
unwavering in its loyalty. The band has appeared on
countless major television shows in North America
from Saturday Night Live to Late Night with David
Letterman and The Tonight Show. Their music has been
featured in dozens of television programs and feature
films. They released The Wilderness, Volume 4 of The
Nomad Series in March 2012, marking the conclusion of
an ambitious schedule of four releases over an
have a taste of the Cowboy Junkies' sound, click here
to hear one of their songs.
Materials Still Available for Three Fantastic
Open for Children Entering Grades 1-8 in
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in desert country, the inhabitants of West Sandy
Bottoms are preparing for the highlight of their year
- the annual race between the Reptiles and the
Mammals. A company of strolling actors attempts to
tell the tale in classical fashion. The Hare's
weasely managers brag about their racing star as the
various reptiles assemble to choose their candidate.
Fan clubs are preparing their cheers as the big day
draws near. Philoh Ferret reminds the racing fans
that his service station is for "mammals only."
As we see the race through the eyes of a TV news team
covering the event, we soon discover that there is
more than a sporting rivalry between the brown
animals and the green animals. Loyalties to their
specific colors create a real animosity among these
creatures. Sound familiar? As the race proceeds, a
tiny bunny is lost in the wilds of Tornado Gulch and,
almost miraculously, color is forgotten as the
mammals and reptiles join in the search. The wisdom
of the old tortoise and the lesson learned by the
cocky hare remind us all that "color is just a
color -- it's just decorated skin." In the end,
the animals realize the folly of their ways and live
happily together in their sandy home.
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in the royal swamp, a lonely Frog retrieves a golden
ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship and
comfort. The spoiled princess doesn't want to live up
to her part of the bargain, and puts her royal
Knights on alert. And so the trouble begins. Luckily,
Frog gets some good advice from Ollie the wise old
Aspen tree, the well-read Alligator, and the kindly
Swamp Things. The Ducks, a busy Fly and dancing
Flamingos also come to Frog's assistance as the
Frog's kindly servant tirelessly tries to set things
right. Even the Queen, kindly Princess Proper, and
spunky Princess Peppy get involved and, despite the
trouble caused by the nasty Venus Fly Traps, all ends
happily. Our hero becomes a Prince (formerly known as
Frog) and realizes that friendships are made, not
bought -- and he discovers that it is not what you
are but who you are that counts.
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Hank and Gretchen! All of their friends, off to
summer camp, have left them behind. And their Mom,
struggling alone to make ends meet, seems to have
time for nothing but work. While waiting for dinner,
prepared by eccentric but lovable Uncle Wally, Hank
and Gretchen fall asleep and dream their way to times
gone by. They wake with a start! Their clothes are so
strange -- and so are their names. Lost in the deep
dark woods, Hansel and Gretel search for the path
which will lead them to better times at home. But as
evening approaches and the moon rises above the
trees, Hansel and Gretel are not alone! Nasty Nasties
dart from tree to tree as sweet little Wallybirds
innocently munch on the cookie crumbs left as a map
on the forest floor. Crafty cooks and Gingerbread Men
lead our heroes to a colorful cottage concocted
completely of candy and cakes, where Hansel and
Gretel unravel the secret of the Wildwood Witch.
There's music and laughter and thrills and chills. So
join the fun as Hansel and Gretel's dream is
mysteriously blended with real life, and the lessons
of one apply to the other. You'll learn the secret of
the Wildwood -- but, shhh -- don't tell!
runs Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:00pm at the Waterville
Opera House, with a Saturday performance at 3:00pm.
Tuition is $200 per session, or $500 for all three
sessions. A sibling discount and some scholarships
are available. To register, download the form
If you have any questions, please call or email.
Saturday performances are open to the public, for
affordable family entertainment or for those children
who may be interested in attending Missoula
Children's Theatre in the future. Tickets are $7
adults, $5 seniors and children.
by Bossov Ballet Theatre
27 and 28 at 7:00pm
$15 Adults, $13 Seniors or Youths
purchase tickets, click here.
you enjoyed Circus
Opening Night, here's your opportunity to see Bossov
Ballet's adaptation of one of the world's greatest
We know Cinderella
children's story books, from Disney - the gentle girl
with the broom, her stepmother and her comical
stepsisters, the transformative magic of the Fairy
Godmother, the Prince and the lavish ball, and, of
course, the lost glass slipper. But Andrei Bossov's
world-class choreography makes the story we know and
love unique and gives it profound impact. Featuring
Prokofiev's masterful score, Bossov-trained virtuoso
dancers drawn from across the nation, and bright and
beautiful costumes, audiences of all ages will love
by Debra Susi
17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7:30pm
August 19 and 26 at
Tickets: $12 Adults, $10
Seniors or Youths
To purchase tickets, click
Martin Dysart is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy
who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of
passion. To the boy's parents it is a hideous
mystery; Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart it
is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and
patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic
confrontation. This international success reached new
acclaim in London and on Broadway when revived in
2008 featuring Daniel Radcliffe.
anyone who has traveled Front Street might have seen,
of the addition is nearly completed.
For those who may not have viewed the progress, here
are some images from the outside.
exterior receives its vibrant finish. (The color
was picked to reflect the interior of the Opera
House, as well as mesh well with the existing
view of the scene-construction shop from Front
Street. (We made sure there was a window so the
technical director could get his weekly allotment
of Vitamin D.
When a performance is in the
last week of rehearsals, it may be the only sun
glimpse inside of the scene-construction shop.
With its access to the freight elevator, loading
in sets, as well as touring concerts, will be so