Musical presentation slated to begin today

BROADALBIN — Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 40 Broadalbin-Perth students in grades K to eight will present an original musical adaptation of Robinson Crusoe on today at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 9, at noon in the Broadalbin-Perth High School auditorium.

Tickets for the production are $7, and children ages 3 and younger are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe’s novel, this production teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation, according to a news release. It’s a fun tale of Robinson’s island years after he was shipwrecked, now a tourist attraction, and its island inhabitants who find a way to live happily and harmoniously ever after!

The Missoula Children’s Theatre, the nations largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 47 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play, except the cast. The team holds an open audition and casts up to 60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children\’s stories and fairytales.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre weeklong theatrical experience is brought to the community by Broadalbin-Perth PTO.

For more information, call event coordinator Jeannine Parkes at (518) 369-5548.