“I had never known Missoula Children’s theater existed before they called me back to interview with them…I just thought the whole concept was cool,” said McGeoch, who is originally from Argyle New York and added how it was a good transition since she had worked with kids in college through teaching them dance. “It’s really rewarding to see the difference in a week how far the kids come from auditioning on Monday to putting together the show.”
The one thing the directing duo has noticed that sets this particular performance stop apart is how creative the kids in the schools here have been. They have also found a way to be funny even when they aren’t trying to be and even the new kids can’t wait for the next time when the show is over.
“If something goes wrong they don’t have a meltdown, they just laugh,” said Siegrist. “I think this particular group in Pauls Valley though, the funniest things they do is their creativity with how they’re telling the story… they’re doing stuff I’ve never seen anybody do and we’ve been touring this show for a really long time.”
Both will conclude this current tour in May and said while a break is in order to give them time to see what else they could pursue, they are open to doing another tour in the future. After they leave Garvin County they have two other stops in Oklahoma in Purcell and Antlers.