. . . at the MadDog Gallery on Main
PO Box 1131, Challis, ID 83226
208 - 879 - 2745   Mon - Fri, 10 - 4

The Performing Arts

Please refer to the Calendar of Events
for additional Performing Arts throughout the year.

SPRING CONCERT   This annual concert celebrates Lilacs in Bloom and invites locals and visitors to hear great music in the Challis Middle School Auditorium on Main Street. Concerts feature regional performing artists from Idaho and Montana; past performers include Boise’s Blaze and Kelly and Shakin’ Not Stirred.

IDAHO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S   mission is to produce great theater, entertain and educate. To realize this mission, the Festival seeks to:

Develop an artistic home for theater artists that supports emerging actors, encourages new regional and national playwrights, promotes sustained employment oppor-
tunities for artists and attracts the very best artistic staff;

Educate through a range of programs, including programs and tours for K – 12 children and teachers, ongoing adult education, interpretive programming, affiliations with universities and cultural organizations, as well as residencies and training opportunities for actors;

Illuminate human nature and our rich cultural heritage through a repertory that includes the plays of William Shakespeare, the richest and most complex in the English language, together with other works from a variety of dramatic periods and genres; and

Promote cultural understanding through highlighting diverse traditions and supporting artists and audiences of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.

MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE   is from the Theatre’s International Tour project to local activities for kids and adults in Missoula, MCT programs are all designed to develop the personal and professional skills and goals of the participants. The excellence of our productions along with our unique and acclaimed teaching methods result in the successful fulfillment of our mission: The development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.

VIGILANTE THEATER,   seeing a need for a kind of theatre that spoke directly to the people of the Northwest, the Vigilante Players, Inc. was founded by John Hosking and Rhonda Smith at Western College in Dillon, MT in 1981. At the invitation of the Department of Media and Theatre Arts at Montana State University, The Vigilante Players came to Bozeman in 1983.