Musical Theater Camp

For a week each March, Poway OnStage and Missoula Children’s Theatre take up residency at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts to conduct a week-long Musical Theater Camp.

March 7-12, 2022

Auditions: Monday, March 7, 2022  4:00pm
Rehearsals: Mon-Fri, March 7-11, 2022  4:00-8:20pm
Performances: Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:00/7:00pm
Cost: Grant-Funded (No Cost to Participate)
Performance Tickets: $20/adults $10/youth

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the audition will be limited to 120 students via a lottery system.

You must pre-register by submitting a registration form by February 25, 2022.

Pre-registration window has CLOSED.

The lottery results will be announced on Monday, February 28.

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Music by David W. Simmons

Lyrics by Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and David W. Simmons

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents ALICE IN WONDERLAND, an original adaptation based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The story begins with Alice and her older sister Margaret reading together. Margaret becomes frustrated as Alice is curious about absolutely everything. Suddenly, a White Rabbit appears from nowhere. After a quick and nonsensical conversation, Alice follows the rabbit to a strange and wonderful place. In the course of her adventures, Alice meets a band of Flowers, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Knave and the rest of the suit of Cards, a giant Caterpillar, a Fish, a Frog, the Duchess, the Cook, the Cheshire Cat, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle, a group of singing Lobsters, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and Humpty Dumpty. Through it all, Alice grows “curiouser and curiouser” as to where she is and even who she is. In the end, the answers she seeks are unimportant. Wonderland is all nonsense, anyway. As the White Rabbit explains, “Nonsense is fun!”


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Monday: Auditions

On Monday at 4:00pm, MCT holds a two-hour audition on stage at the PCPA.  Over 100 children (K-12th grade) from across the North Inland San Diego County participate in this fun, low-stress group audition. Of those who audition, approximately 60 are chosen to attend the all-expenses-paid production camp after school that week.  

Monday – Friday: Rehearsals

Directly following the auditions, selected students begin rehearsing, learning lines, songs and dances to prepare for two shows of a contemporary and comedic production of classic works – in just 5 days!  Imagine a theater filled with laughter, learning and building a life-long love for the performing arts. 

Saturday: Performances

By Saturday, the students are fully prepared to present an all-new production of a classic work – with sets, costumes and HUGE smiles!


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