Bresnan Communications and Missoula Children’s Theater Partner to Bring Internet Safety Message to Schools Across the Rockies!

Bresnan Communications and the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) are thrilled to announce a first of its kind partnership to foster a safer internet experience for children of all ages.

The two-year partnership will be the centerpiece of Bresnan’s cutting-edge community development program called the Bresnan Safety Net. The partnership with MCT will enhance Bresnan’s efforts by directly engaging children and capturing their attention through special performances as part of the MCT International Tour. With their involvement as an MCT Corporate Partner, Bresnan continues their leadership role in child safety, adds to their track record as a good corporate neighbor and by initiating this unique partnership, hopes to encourage other corporations to follow suit and expand MCT’s corporate sponsorship program beyond the Rocky Mountain region.

MCT has developed a special workshop/assembly for kids that will be presented as a feature activity during their one- week residencies in schools across Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. The assemblies will be presented by MCT actor/director teams and engage young people on the subject of safe internet practices. Children and other attendees will be encouraged to participate in the performance and be given a take-home DVD (also developed by MCT in conjunction with Bresnan.) The DVD will feature a filmed version of the assembly MCT presents to the kids. Additional features on the DVD include a quiz for children and parents on safe internet practices and basic internet knowledge. All of this activity is designed to stimulate and maintain communication between parents and kids as the single best way to inoculate families against unsafe online behavior.

There will also be a coinciding launch of Bresnan’s new website, which will offer additional tools to children and parents to make their internet and wireless experiences safer and more enjoyable.
This unique partnership brings a fresh new look to the contemporary problem of internet safety and adds even more value to the MCT week-long residencies. The focus of the MCT residency – to provide a professionally guided theatre experience for 50-60 local children will remain the same as it has been for 34 years, “But now… “ as MCT Co-founder Don Collins points out: “we have the opportunity to place an important family public awareness issue in the spotlight as well.”

Bresnan Senior Vice President Patrick J. Bresnan added his voice to the chorus saying “We are thrilled to be partnered with MCT; their expertise, tempered by countless performances over three decades, will bring the message of safe internet use to children of all ages in a fresh and exciting way.”
This year, Missoula Children’s Theatre will complete over 1,200 residencies in all 50 states, 4 Canadian Provinces and 14 countries.

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About Bresnan Communications

Bresnan Communications is a broadband telecommunications company founded by Bill Bresnan in 1984. The company serves more than 300,000 customers throughout Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Today, Bresnan offers advanced digital voice, video and high-speed Internet services including digital phone service, digital video recorder service, high-definition TV, video-on-demand and high-speed Internet service. The company also serves the business community through its Business Services and Advertising Sales divisions. More information about Bresnan is available at

About Missoula Children’s Theatre

Like no other theatre in the world, the Missoula Children’s Theatre focuses on education, entertainment and enrichment for children and adults alike. The MCT International Tour travels the world over offering children the chance to perform in live musical theatre productions. Locally, MCT produces a full season of children’s programs as well as world-renowned residency Performing Arts Camps on scenic Flathead Lake every summer. The Performing Arts Camps are attended by 200 of the most talented young performers and provides the opportunity to refine their skills and explore their ambitions in a nurturing, yet challenging, atmosphere. MCT staff and directors guide child performers through workshops, classes, and rehearsals and each production, either here in Missoula or in one of the 1100+ communities world-wide, culminates in a full-scale musical theatre production.

Missoula Children’s Theatre is a diverse not-for-profit company with equal employment opportunities both in Missoula, MT and on the road touring as an Actor/Director. Whether you are seeking employment on the home staff, the tour staff, the Performing Arts Camps staff, or volunteer opportunities, we welcome your interest and inquiries. MCT encourages year-round resume and application submissions as we are always in search of gifted team players who can find inspiration and fulfillment in "helping kids reach a new stage".

We’re currently in the process of booking for the 2007/2008 School Year Residency Tour (September 2007-May 2008). For specifics on date options and fees in your area please contact the Tour Marketing Department at 406-728-1911 or [email protected].

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