Each year the Council produces a Children’s Theatre production in the spring and fall.

Thank you for your support on our fall 2022 production of The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus!

Listen to our podcast of MAHC Children’s Theatre Director Dawn Kolden and the author of The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus, Eric Coble.


We are committed to providing access to the arts for children and affordable events for everyone. We also believe in paying artists and actively promote this ethic with other local and regional arts organizations. Need-based partial scholarships are available for most classes upon request. Please enquire at info@mccallarts.org.

General Information for Children’s Theatre Participation

Arrival and Departure
The directors/teachers will be waiting for your student in the rehearsal venue. It is very important that you pick up your student on time. We do not have child care available for after class times.

Water & Snacks
Please send a water bottle with your student. Acting is thirsty work. If your child needs to have a snack, feel free to send something small, healthy and easy for them to handle. Please, no soda or candy.

If the student is afraid of something showing, all that creativity will go right out the window. Please have your student wear loose, easy-going clothing they can move in.  It’s time to create and have fun. 

We have found that students participate more fully and are more focused when loved ones are not present.  We follow best practice in Children’s Theatre and have closed auditions/rehearsals. We will take good care of your children and you are invited to see all the wonderful work they’ve done if there is a final performance. If there are special circumstances please contact the director/teacher of your class.

It’s all about play and we want all our students to have lots of fun and enjoy the creative experience. So, if a student becomes disruptive or wants to watch instead of joining in — we will use the quiet time-in method where we invite the student to take some quiet time and rejoin the group when they’re ready. However, if behavior becomes an issue, we’ll contact you to help us.

Cell Phones
Cell phones, cell phone watches, and tablets are all distracting and invade on the space to create. We ask that all digital distractions be left with parents/guardians so we can be free to play and be present with one another.

For questions, please email MAHC at  info@mccallarts.org
Special circumstances will be met on an individual basis.



Children’s Theatre performance + promo photos by Melissa Shelby & Chelsea Tuttle.

Listen to our Children’s Theatre Podcast!

Our debut podcast episode, featuring veteran Children’s Theater performer, Emily, and the cast of GRETEL! THE MUSICAL [book by Jason Tremblay and Suzan Zeder; music by Jenn Hartmann Luck]. Emily is interviewed by Director Dawn Kolden, with Linda Moyer on piano.

Our second podcast episode features the cast of GRETEL! THE MUSICAL alongside the talented Jenn Hartmann Luck—composer of GRETEL! Jenn performs two songs from the musical: “Ouroboros” and “Survive.” 


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