TYKEs is delighted to once again partner with Missoula Children’s Theatre for our 17th show-in-a-week experience. Participants rehearse Monday through Friday, January 24 to 28, 2022 and perform Red Riding Hood on stage in the Hart Theater at the JCC on Saturday, January 29.

Missoula Children’s Theatre has been touring all over the world for more than 45 years and comes to town with everything needed to put on a play—except the cast. Children spend the week learning lines, songs and choreography for this full-length musical. 

To register your child to participate, email tykes@jccrochester.org. Program cost is $175 and includes one free show ticket. Additional tickets are priced at $12 and can be reserved HERE.

About the performances 

There are two performances on Saturday, January 29 in the Hart Theater at the JCC – 1 pm and 3:30pm. All children perform in both shows. The production will also be recorded and available to families.  

About rehearsals 

Naturally, kids are eager to find out what role they’ll play in the performance. We’ll be conducting a fun, no-pressure acting exercise on Monday, January 24 to match each child with a role that best suits him or her. Every child will receive a role. By 6pm on Monday, January 24, all children will know their roles and the exact rehearsal schedule in writing for each particular role.  

Daily rehearsals are divided into two sections: one rehearsal from 4 to 6pm, then a half-hour break, then a second session from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Depending on each child’s role, (s)he will attend one or both rehearsal sessions during any given day. For instance, a child may be asked to attend only from 4 to 6pm, or only from 6:30 to 8:30pm. For the larger roles (usually performed by the oldest children), kids may be with us the entire time, from 4 to 8:30pm, with a dinner break from 6 to 6:30pm. The youngest kids – ages 5 to 7 – are typically with us from 4 to 6pm. 

Our Covid policy as of this moment 

Our theatre staff are fully vaccinated. At this moment, all of our young actors ages 5 to 11 are unvaccinated, and we do not yet know of the timeline for future vaccine availability for this age group. Should young children become eligible for the Covid vaccine in ample time for our January production, and if the vaccine is readily available, we will ask that children be vaccinated in order to participate in Red Riding Hood. If the vaccine is not yet readily available and accessible to this age group, then vaccination will not be required in order to participate. Children aged 12 and up must be vaccinated to participate in Red Riding Hood

To attend TYKEs’ shows as an audience member, we require that guests aged 12+ show proof of full Covid vaccination or a negative Covid test within 24 hours of show time. All audience members aged 2+ need to wear masks.  

For questions or more information, please contact Freyda at 585-461-2000, ext. 269 or tykes@jccrochester.org. Love for you to join us!