Craig youths perform ‘Wizard of Oz’ |

Craig youths perform ‘Wizard of Oz’

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
The cast of the Missoula Children's Theatre takes a curtain call following its final performance Saturday afternoon. MCT cast 64 Craig kids in the production of "The Wizard of Oz" as both actors and assistant directors after auditions on Monday and had the show ready to go on Saturday after less than one week of rehearsals.
Andy Bockelman

Large crowds of parents and community members turned out Saturday to see the work of Missoula Children’s Theatre as the cast of Craig kids performed “The Wizard of Oz.”

The production was overseen by MCT’s Terry Egloff and Chris Wilkinson. MCT works with cities across the country and internationally to put on shows with children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Egloff served as director, while Wilkinson played the roles of the Scarecrow and Uncle Henry. Craig’s Julia Foster provided musical accompaniment.

MCT cast 64 Craig kids in the musical play as actors and assistant directors. Their presence in town was made possible by Moffat County School District, The Memorial Hospital and TMH Foundation and Friends of Moffat County Education.

“The Wizard of Oz” cast list

• Rachel Bolton as Dorothy

• Ryan Peck as the Lion

• Braedyn Barton as the Tin Man

• Rebekah Bolton as Toto

• Alexander Nichols as the Professor/Wizard

• Emaleigh Papierski as Glinda

• Alexa Neton as the Wicked Witch

• Logan Hafey as Green Guard

• Kallie Smith as Mayor Munchkin

• Cody Eckhoff as Farmer Munchkin

• Tayla Siminoe, Lauren Kirby, Payton Butler, Abbe Adams, Kes Copeland, Jessica Womble, Isabella Simmons, Sydni King, Tanner Zimmerman and Cole Marren as Magicians

• Emma Jones, Fiona Bollinger, Siera Pickhout, Kimber Roberts, Nevaeh Allen, Treyton Jacobson, Gabriel Lowther, Zaylan Kirby, Hudson Jones, Rylee Villard, Shaycen King and Ella Herring as Munchkins

• Violette Lowe, Samantha Franklin, Hannah Kilpatrick, Quincy Lowe,Timothy Dickhaut, Denny Piatt, Brenna Boatman, Haley Boatman, Ruby Short, Keyara Bohrer, Brooklyn Bustad and Natalie Womble

• Caitlyn Adams, Katie Marren, Tess Villard, Sean Jacobson, Robert Lewis, Bennett Powell, Zachary Hedman, Maddie Turner, Meghan Bollinger, Miley Ross, Bella Short Lily Bustad, Brody Wooden, Sampson Ross, Robert Evans Jr. and Kiley Thompson as Fierce and Ferocious Flowers

• Logan Malley, Seamus Byrnes, Allison Jacobson, and Rylie Felten as Assistant Directors