Recently our family thespian, Peter, participated in a one week theater class that culminated with a performance of a children's version of The Secret Garden.
This children's project was available through the community education program. Auditions were held on a Monday with sixty kids auditioning all at once for two directors from the Missoula Children's Theater. As soon as the auditions were over the first rehearsal took place followed by a rehearsal every day after school for one week. On Saturday morning the kids got their brightly colored costumes (which were ingeniously constructed for easy use by many children) and had one final dress rehearsal followed by two performances. It was a looooong day for those children (and no doubt the two teachers/directors) but the results of all their efforts were wonderful.