Local Children’s Theater Association Hosting Burger Bash Fundraiser

Local Children’s Theater Association Hosting Burger Bash Fundraiser
Members of the Custer County Children's Theater Association are busy fundraising in order to bring Missoula Children's Theater to town next year. (L-R) Ann Dee Tucker, Kayla Ogle, Cindy Ogle, Karoline Ogle, Rachel Fama)

CUSTER COUNTY–Give your regards to the Custer County Children’s Theater Association (CCCTA) and be their guest at tonight’s burger bash fundraiser! For seven years the Missoula Children’s Theater out of Missoula, Montana has visited Broken Bow and helped local kids put on an entire show–in just one week.

The Custer County Children’s Theater Association (which operates under the umbrella of the Custer County Foundation) is currently hoping to get Missoula to once again visit the area in July of 2020. To make that happen, the group has been fundraising and will be hosting a burger bash tonight from 4-7 p.m. at the Grocery Kart (937 East S East St, Broken Bow) for $3 per meal.

On Tuesday, July 30 the CCCTA, along with the help of the Broken Bow Police Department, will be having a dunk tank and pie-in-the-face fundraiser at the Custer County Fairgrounds from 4-7 p.m. to help cover the costs associated with bringing Missoula to town.

“To bring Missoula children’s theater to this area it’s around $3,000 per year. They have actors, directors that travel with the group and lead the week-long rehearsals and then there are two performances on that Saturday and we also have recording costs, and advertising to get it out there and produce the play,” Rachel Fama said.

Missoula provides students ages 5-18 with the opportunity to participate in the performing arts–on and off stage–by teaching the musical numbers, choreography, lines, and blocking. Sets and costumes are provided and in just five evenings of rehearsals, kids take the stage for a live musical production.

Member of CCCTA Cindy Ogle said her daughters have been performing on stage since her oldster daughter was just six years old, she is now 24!

Broken Bow resident Ann Dee Tucker grew up participating in theater and said she looked forward to it every year as a kid. Tucker, Ogle, Rachel Fama and other volunteers have a passion for the theater and are on a mission to keep the performing arts alive for kids in the area.

“I have a very deep passion for Missoula and theater so it’s important for me to keep this going for the young kids of Broken Bow and Custer County,” Ann Dee Tucker said.

To learn more about the CCCTA call Andy at 402-297-7501 or email ccchildrenstheaterassoc@gmail.com.