The Missoula Children's Theatre Presents JOHNNY APPLESEED

The Missoula Children's Theatre Presents JOHNNY APPLESEED

Cultivating a new show at the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) is always an exciting, enriching process. The current production of Johnny Appleseed, from seed to blossom, has proven to be extra sweet and delicious. The world premiere performances of Johnny Appleseed will take place February 15th and 16th at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.

MCT's story explores the fascinating history of John Chapman, who was gently determined to make friends with all creatures, and to plant apple trees throughout the Ohio River Valley. His travels with his faithful Apple Seed buddies yielded happy songs, unexpected friendships, and endless orchards of juicy, crispy apples to nourish tummies across the land. The tale of Johnny Appleseed is a sweet reminder that kindness is at the core of a happy life.

Enhancing the World Premiere experience of Johnny Appleseed is the exciting announcement of

Cosmic Crisp as the show sponsor. Cosmic Crisp is a brand-new apple from Washington state (more than 20 years in development at Washington State University) that will be on grocery store shelves across America later this year. Samples of the Cosmic Crisp will be available for audience members to enjoy, courtesy of Proprietary Variety Management (PVM), the powerhouse team that made the ever-popular Pink Lady brand apple a household name.

Kathryn Grandy, Director of Marketing for PVM, is thrilled to help navigate the largest consumer launch in apple history, commenting that "Johnny Appleseed was passionate about apples and had a love for farming. While he became a legend in the folklore of America, he was a real man with big dreams. This same type of dream describes the journey of the Cosmic Crisp Apple. We find it fitting to sponsor the world premiere and the 2019-2020 national tour of MCT's Johnny Appleseed."

Johnny Appleseed is a refreshing apple-tunity to enjoy some family-friendly fun with those you love! Where else will you see a wolf and bison singing and dancing together in a kick line? Imagine the possibilities with MCT's Johnny Appleseed!

***Johnny Appleseed show times are Friday, February 15 at 7:00 PM; and Saturday, February 16 at 3 PM and 5:00 PM. All performances are at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at MCTinc.org; by calling 406-728-7529; or at MCT's Box Office. Johnny Appleseed is sponsored by Cosmic Crisp.

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