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Theatre, Acting -- Links

MONTANA Plays, Drama, Theater, Stages

Pick your Montana Acting - Theater (Theater) link below.

The stage is alive and well in Montana. Check below for what Montana has to offer in the way of live theater. If you are involved in acting or theater, we want to link your web site here. Email us!

Click on the Theatres below to see what is playing when and where. They are listed based on where their main headquarters are but many of these theatre troops perform outside of their home community and many will even involve actors in the towns that they visit.

Listed by city/town.

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BIGFORK
Bigfork Center for the Performing Art
s - Located in the heart of Bigfork Village on the shores of Flathead Lake, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for musical theater, stage productions, dance, music, and educational programming in Northwest Montana.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse; Summer theater in Bigfork, Montana.

BILLINGS
Billings Studio Theatre Company; They have been providing community theatre in Billings since the 1950s.

The Rimrock Opera Company; Opera performances in Billings, Montana, and outreach to smaller Montana communities.

BOZEMAN
Equinox Theatre Company; The Equinox Theatre Company is a professional theatre company, located in Bozeman, Montana.

Intermountain Opera Association; Since 1979, when Intermountain Opera staged its inaugural performance of Verdi's “La Traviata,” the Bozeman-based company has earned a national reputation for first-class productions.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks; Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is a theatrical outreach program of Montana State University-Bozeman. The Company's mission is to bring quality, live theatrical productions of Shakespeare and other classics to as many communities in Montana and vicinity as possible at a reasonable cost with an emphasis on small, underserved rural areas.

Vigilante Theatre Company; Now in its 25th season, this professional touring repertory company is widely recognized for presenting quality, affordable theatre wherever people gather. The company's original scripts continue to focus on the people of the Northwest-past, present and future-offering us a fresh look at ourselves and the choices that become the fabric of our society. With a carefully chosen combination of comedy and drama, Vigilante material is always unique.


BUTTE
Orphan Girl Theatre; "Where every child is a star!" Great childrens' theatre. OGT is unique in its approach to productions, involving children not only on stage but behind the scenes where they participate in the technical aspects of theatre as well. The children's theatre is a nonprofit educational organization located in beautiful southwestern Montana. Based on the "Hill" of the historic mining town of Butte, Montana, the children's theatre has a 106-seat house named the Orphan Girl, after a local mine.


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DEER LODGE
Cutler Brothers Productions --- Cutler Bros. Productions was formed during the summer of 1991, by brothers Kelly and Patrick Cutler. Kelly was only six years old at the time while Patrick was seven, when they decided to start producing their own home-made films and plays. The plays produced in the early years were performed wherever there was an audience. Since this early period, Cutler Bros. have grown and produced all kinds of different entertainment in all kinds of different formats, over time they have produced/created: 100s of short films (VHS/Digital/whatever was available at the time), 7 original plays, 2 full-length feature films, and 14 original comedy night shows.
Cutler Bros. productions is a “self-made” independent production company that will continue to develop, write, direct, produce, edit, and whatever else you can imagine, until the end of time, with or without support or help from any kind of known studio….Why?….Because they can…. Their website contains several video samples of their work. Also check out their live shows.

FORT PECK
Fort Peck Theatre; Today, the Fort Peck Theatre stands tall and beautiful, ready to entertain this and future generations. Under the care of dedicated volunteers and loyal supporters, its beauty remains a significant part of Montana life. Enjoy great live play productions throughout the Summer.
At the Fort Peck Summer Theater Performing Arts Camp, their professional theatre counselors guide performers, grades 3-12 and of all performing levels, in finding expression and fulfillment on stage and in the classroom. Performers learn from professional actors, directors, choreographers, vocal coaches, lighting and sound techs and costume designers.

HAMILTON
The Hamilton Players; Community theater in the Bitterroot section of western Montana. Contact: The Hamilton Players, The Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road, Hamilton, MT 59840; 406-375-9050.

HAVRE
Montana Actors Theatre; Montana Actors' Theatre is dedicated to promoting an art form that stresses literature and theatre. The emphasis of MAT is to select and perform scripts and adaptations of classic novels from a variety of sources, including new and emerging playwrights. They are currently the resident theatre company of MSU-N. MAT plans on touring this spring around Montana. Email montanaactors@yahoo.com or call 406-945-2904 for more information.

HELENA
Grandstreet Theatre; Helena's Community Theatre, Their mission is to produce a diverse spectrum of theatre of the highest quality, to provide hands-on learning experiences in all aspects of theatre production to all ages, and to celebrate the achievements of volunteers and staff. Grandstreet seeks to nuture the performing arts as an integral part of life in Helena and the surrounding area.

Montana Shakespeare Company; They are a resident theatre company dedicated to presenting outstanding quality, full-length productions of Shakespeare’s plays that retain the power and history associated with the classic telling of his works.


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LIBBY
Kootenai Heritage Council; It provides musical and non-musical events as well as childrens' productions for the residents of Lincoln County.406-293-9643; e-mail: khc@libby.org.

LIVINGSTON
The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, (the Shane Center) is Montana’s newest arts center. Located in the heart of Livingston, Montana, the Shane Center is dedicated to fostering creativity and building community through various arts programming, classes and events. It is home to a thriving theatre company — mounting top-notch community theatre productions, classes, educational outreach programming for area schools, and intense Young Actors’ Workshops twice a year.

Blue Slipper Theatre; Located in the heart of Livingston, Montana’s historic downtown district. They produce four or five full-length productions each season, with a variety of comedic and dramatic selections included in the annual lineup. The Blue Slipper hosts touring productions, music, and comedy throughout the year and offers a holiday variety program to the public free of charge. The Blue Slipper also hosts a Kids Playwriting Festival in the spring to give area students the opportunity to write, direct and star in their own plays. It has been a Livingston landmark for the last four decades and is all volunteer and non-profit.

MISSOULA
Downtown Dance Collective (DDC); If you have a company or dance organization of your own, please call to find out how you can be involved in the Collective. The DDC's main mission is to unify the dance community that already exists and to build greater numbers in that community. A Collective, like a traditional dance school, offers a full range of classes for dancers of all ages and all levels. The difference between a collective and a traditional dance school is that a collective provides support for the artists and their individual talents, rather than setting rules and defining curriculums.

Missoula Children's Theatre; For over 30 years, thousands of children have been involved with putting on plays throughout Montana and the world. Visit www.thelittleredtruck.com for information about the documentary film about MCT's International Tour!

Missoula Community Theatre; Missoula Community Theatre produces 5 shows each season, performing from the fall through the spring. Typically each season contains four musicals and one non-musical play. Auditions are open to the public.

Montana Repatory Theatre; Now touring nationally, the Montana Repertory Theatre was established as a professional touring company in 1968 to provide professional theatre to Montana and neighboring states at an affordable cost. Their mission is to tell the great stories of our world to enlighten, develop, and celebrate the human spirit in an ever-expanding community.

 


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PHILIPSBURG
Opera House Theatre; The Opera House Theatre is located downtown Philipsburg, Montana's Prettiest Painted Place! Built in 1891, it is recognized as the oldest continually operating theatre in Montana! Originally named the McDonald Opera House, the current owners, Tim and Claudette Dringle are keeping alive the tradition of live theatre!

POLSON
Port Polson Players Theatre – The Port Polson Players Theatre, founded in 1976, provides a wide range of award-winning entertainment and educational programs. A full community theatre season presents classic comedies, dramas and Broadway musicals.

STEVENSVILLE
Stevensville Playhouse - The Stevensville Playhouse, Inc. is a community supported, volunteer run, small town theater. It is located in beautiful downtown Stevensville, Montana - the oldest continuously settled town in the state - where Montana began.

VIRGINIA CITY
Brewery Follies; Theatre fun in one of Montana's best tourist attraction cities. (The old west like you would like to remember it.) In an old brewery.

Virginia City Players; The Opera House in historic Virginia City, Montana, established in 1949, is the oldest continuous summer theatre in the Northwest. The Virginia City Players perform nightly (with exception of Monday) mid-June through Labor Day. Performances consist of a turn of the century style Melodrama followed by a Varied Vigorous Vagary of Vivacious Variety Acts, otherwise known as Vaudeville!

WHITEFISH
Alpine Theatre Project; The mission of the Alpine Theatre Project is to celebrate the power of theatre by creating professional, diverse productions, featuring nationally recognized talent, that inspire the audience and artists alike.

Whitefish Theatre Company; The Mission of the Whitefish Theatre Co is to foster professional excellence in community based theatre while providing artistic and educational opportunities in the performing and visual arts.