Shelton Kiwanis Foundation disappointed to cancel
Jack in the Beanstalk, starring local students
Shelton Kiwanis was proud to invite Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) for community performances of an original adaptation of “Jack and the Beanstalk."
On March 9, 2019, the tour team arrived in Shelton with a set, lights, costumes, props, and make-up – everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. Local school-age children were invited to open auditions and 58 local students were cast in the production. Sadly, due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the public performances were cancelled.
The Shelton Kiwanis Foundation believes that participating in the performing arts hones important characteristics such as creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem.
What happens when a young boy plants Wonder Beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from P.T. Wonder and a Giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. This musical production also features a host of other characters, including the Elegant Harp, Jill, Mother, Milky White, the Farmers, the Merchants, the Circus Performers and the Wonder Beans.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, an original adaptation of the classic children’s story--conceived and Written by Jim Caron, Additional Dialogue by Michelle Nigh, Music by Michael McGill, Additional Lyrics by Michelle Nigh, Original Staging by Jim Caron, and Arranged by Michael McGill.
Jack – Tully Blackstad; Jill – Ellaina Carnahan; Giant – Mathias , Jack’s Mom – Laci Hutchins; Milky Whiate – Shanti Sol; Harp/Merchant – Sarah Stevens; 3 Ring Circus – Brialey Salzer, Bailey Nolder, JD Faubion, Emma Hixon, Milli Sachs, Zon Rocha, Madison Gladager, Amelia Floyd, Cali Ronald, Nate Rylander, Brynley Hutchins, Carter Paysse, Logan Silberman, Yael Sol, Sara Buben, Cinthya Castaneda, Abigail Carnahan; Farmers – Riley Mathews, Amikha Nakhla, Harmony Stevens, Tillie Maier, Adrea Fogo, Millie Devine, Aria Brown, Sophia Larson, Lillian Lake, Amelia Depoe; Merchants – Taylor Neal, Sophia Nakhla, Trinity Schutt, Sierra Bridges, Brooke Billingsley, Holland Sol, Alannah Mitchell, Ava Claiir, Damien Sigo; Wonder Beans – Autumn Stevens, Owen Smith, Wheylah Gail, Liliana Florida, Trinity Rocha, Piper Schutt, Jocelyn Floyd, John Ronald, Katie Mierndorf, Timothy Rylander, Aubrey Albright, Zoey Bolender, Oakley Clair, Ryan Harmon; Assistant Directors – Emily Kimball and Tristen Sol.
2020 Program Supporters
Green Diamond Resource Company
Lifetime Legal, PLLC
Our Community Credit Union
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Dr. Steven H. Bowers, DDS, LLC
Hackney Family Dentistry
Hood Canal Communications
Robert E's Carpet Cleaning
The Hiawatha Corporation
Anonymous gift in memory of longtime Kiwanian and MCT supporter Dave Thacher
Special thanks to Lisa Perry for housing the MCT youth directors!