Montana’s Missoula Children’s Theater preparing to take their 43 Little Red Trucks on World tour

The Missoula Children’s Theater’s fleet of little red trucks has spread wonder to kids the world over for decades. It takes time, dedication and a whole lot of enthusiasm before teams are deemed ready to hit the road with their plays.

The trucks outside the MCT Center for the Performing Arts aren’t ordinary vehicles. The fleet of vehicles transports magic, allowing kids all over the world for just one week to become someone else.

By Eric Clements

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"MCT offers an opportunity for kids to learn teamwork. To find a confidence they didn’t know they had. To feel unity and camaraderie within their group. It’s about showing a disparate group of kids that if you come together and work hard and commit to something, you can have an unbelievable experience as a group. And that MCT has done. For nearly 50 years. For millions of kids." J.K. Simmons


The Little Red Truck Video is Available

"The Cutest Thing in the History of Cuteness…A Joyful Portrait!"
Nathan Lee, The New York Times

Imagine sixty kids staging a full-scale musical in six days. Directed by Rob Whitehair, “The Little Red Truck,” a multiple award-winning documentary film, records the emotional highs, lows and in-betweens of more than 250 kids in five communities when Missoula Children’s Theatre, via its signature little red truck, comes to town. It’s magic and mayhem captured through the lens as the kids, under the direction of the two professional tour actor/directors who come with the touring truck, audition, rehearse, mess up, have the occasional meltdown, overcome personal obstacles, jump for joy, don costumes, and eventually grace the stage for a one-hour performance. But more than that, it’s a laugh-out-loud and uplifting movie that’s perfect for kids and their parents.

Here is what the critics had to say…



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