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CCUSD Education & Community Services to present MCT’s Treasure Island

8/9/17

SCOTTSDALE – Cave Creek Unified School District’s Education & Community Services Department is presenting Missoula Children's Theatre’s Treasure Island, with performances set for Aug. 25-26.

MCT will present Jim Caron’s Treasure Island, an original adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel, with music and lyrics by Michael McGill. Young Jim Hawkins, a mischievous lad, lives with his mother and six sisters in a seaside village on the coast of Maine. The year is 1782 and the American War for Revolution is in its last days. Longing for adventure, Jim comes under the hypnotic spell of the legendary pirate, Long John Silver. While waiting tables in the family Inn, Jim finds a treasure map and, with the villainous Silver as his seeming mentor, sails uncharted seas with only the ragged map and a flock of Gulls as guides. Always up for adventure, Jim’s Ruffian friends say farewell to their Village parents and serve as cabin boys for Long John Silver and his band of hilarious (although unsavory) Pirate types. Once on the island, nights are sleepless as true colors are revealed in our hero’s quest for the proverbial happy ending. Then, at last, the treasure is found and hand in hand we’re homeward bound!

Casting for MCT’s Treasure Island is open to all students grades K-12. Casting will be held on Aug. 21, 4 p.m., at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. The MCT Treasure Island theater residency runs Monday, Aug. 21, through Saturday, Aug. 26. Rehearsals are scheduled 4-8:30 p.m. and may vary depending upon the part a child receives. To be part of the cast, go to ecsforall.org and click on Summer Online Registration or call (480) 575-2440.

Performances of MCT’s Treasure Island at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center are Friday, Aug. 25 at 9:45 a.m. and noon for student assemblies only. The public performance will be Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. In lieu of tickets, a reverse donation is accepted and appreciated after the show on Saturday.

The Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center is located at 33606 N 60th St, in north Scottsdale. The Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Treasure Island residency is sponsored by Education & Community Services, a department of CCUSD.