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Kids take the stage Story by AMANDA STEADMAN Photograph CONTRIBUTED


his summer the Missoula Children’s Theatre sails into port with all the costumes, scenery, props and stage equipment needed to produce a musical adaptation of “Treasure Island.” Children ages 6-18 are invited to join the crew! The Missoula Children’s Theatre was founded in 1972 and is the largest North American youth touring company. The company and the Shelby County Arts Council are presenting the summer theater camp, which will end with a performance at the Shelby County High School in Columbiana on Saturday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. This camp will run the week of June 9-14, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and will

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give opportunities for attendees to sing, dance and act. For children who prefer back stage work, there are a few assistant director positions. The camp fee is $90 per participant. Other camps being offered this summer by the Shelby County Arts Council include: • Spark Your ArtAbilities! Jun 1820, from 8 a.m.-noon, a special needs camp for students ages 6-10. • Wild! Wild! World of Art! July 1418, 8 a.m.-noon, ages 5-8. July 21-25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 9-12. Information and registration for all camps is available online at or visit the gallery located at 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana, 205-669-0044. l

ABOVE: The Missoula Children’s Theatre will partner with the Shelby County Arts Council this summer to present “Treasure Island” with a cast of local children.

Shelby Living May 2014  
Shelby Living May 2014