The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

Posts Tagged ‘Missoula Community Theatre’

Auditions for Elf The Musical at Missoula Community Theatre

By MICHELLE NYE - The Missoula Community Theatre will hold an open audition for Elf the Musical on Sunday, September 30 from 12:30-4:30 PM. ... more

Missoula Community Theatre Announces Auditions for Sister Act

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition on Sunday, August 26 for Sister Act. The audition will take place from 12:30-6:00 PM.... more

MCT BURSTING with activity June 20-26

The MCT Center for the Performing Arts is bursting at the seams the week of June 20-25! ... more

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Opens March 10

All 37 works (plus the sonnets) of William Shakespeare performed in one evening? The Missoula Community Theatre is proud to present the show March 10-20.... more

The Drowsy Chaperone Opens January 21st

In an “insanely ridiculous” fashion, The Drowsy Chaperone makes its Missoula debut on the stage of the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

The Missoula Community Theatre Presents “The Sound of Music”

The Missoula Community Theatre is proud to present "The Sound of Music" for three weeks of performances December 3-6, 9-13 and 16-20.... more

Audition For “The Drowsy Chaperone”

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition for actors, singers and dancers to play the roles in The Drowsy Chaperone. Audition are on Sun. Nov 22, from 12:30-4pm.... more

Audition for The Sound of Music

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition for the roles in The Sound of Music on Sunday, October 4th, at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

MCT Holds Auditions for Sweeney Todd–The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition for Sweeney Todd—The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Sunday, August 30th, at the MCT.... more

MCT’s Performing Arts Camp 2015: Booking it on Broadway–A Novel Review

Tickets are $15 and go on sale to the public on Sat., August 1st! Booking it on Broadway—A Novel Review plays Aug. 13-15.... more

MCT Announces Free Kids’ Celebration Friday, July 24th

On Friday, July 24th, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Missoula Children’s Theatre is throwing a party for kids of ALL ages! ... more

The Missoula Community Theatre 2015-16 Season on Sale July 1st

The Missoula Community Theatre season goes on sale to the public Wednesday, July 1st. Whether your place is in the audience or on stage, this season has something for everyone! ... more

Broadway Star Eden Espinosa Presents a Benefit Performance for MCT’s Next Step Prep

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the sound of Broadway will come to the MCT Center for the Performing Arts as MCT’s Next Step Prep presents Eden Espinosa – Live in Concert.... more

Missoula Community Theatre Closes Season With
Shrek The Musical

The Missoula Community Theatre is closing out the 2014-15 season with a blockbuster show for the whole family! Shrek The Musical runs May 1-3, 6-10 and 13-17.... more

MCT Announces Audition for The Rainmaker

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition for The Rainmaker on Sunday, January 25th at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts from 12:30-4:00 p.m.... more

Missoula Community Theatre’s Production of Clue: TheMusical open Jan. 23

The Missoula Community Theatre is set to open Clue: The Musical on Friday night, January 23rd for a two-week run of silly situations, campy music, and a mystery of course. ... more

Missoula Community Theatre Announces Auditions for Clue: the Musical

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding auditions for Clue: The Musical THIS Sunday, November 23rd at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, from 12:30-5:00 p.m. ... more

Missoula Community Theatre Presents Jekyll & Hyde The Musical

The Missoula Community Theatre opens its 2014-15 season on Friday, October 31st with Jekyll & Hyde The Musical. See the Cast List.... more

Auditions for Jekyll and Hyde The Musical

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding auditions for the production of Jekyll & Hyde The Musical on Sunday, August 31st at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. ... more

The Missoula Community Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

The Missoula Community Theatre announces its season line-up for the 2014-2015 season, and by all accounts, it’s going to be big….really big! ... more

Missoula Community Theatre’s Les Miserables Opens April 25th

Les Misérables, the Missoula Community Theatre’s final production of the season opens on Friday, April 25th and runs April 25-27, April 30-May 4 and May 7-11. Performances are at 7:30pm.... more

Lend Me a Tenor Opens Friday, March 21st

MCT's 'Lend Me A Tenor' opens on Friday, March 21st. Don’t let the name fool you; this is not a musical comedy. It is definitely a comedy, though, about a musical—an opera, to be exact. ... more

MCT Presents: The Legend of Orpheus – February 14-16

Out of the Box Productions, presented by MCT and UM Opera Theater & UM Symphony Orchestra present: The Legend of Orpheus February 14-16, 2014. ... more

9 to 5 the Musical opens on Friday, January 17

As we turn the clocks ahead to 2014, the Missoula Community Theatre turns them back to the Rolodex era, with the January production of 9 to 5 the Musical.... more

Missoula Community Theatre Auditions for Lend Me A Tenor

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding auditions for the production of Lend Me A Tenor on Jan 5th, 2014 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. ... more

Missoula Community Theatre’s Production of Willy Wonka Opens Dec 13th

Missoula Community Theatre announces the most scrumdidilyumptious musical of the 2013-2014 season -- just in time for the holidays! Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka opens Friday, Dec 13.... more

The MCT 2013-14 Season Opens with SPAMALOT on Nov 8

The Missoula Community Theatre opens the 2013-2014 season with Spamalot, described as one of the greatest Broadway musicals of the modern age.... more

The Missoula Community Theatre Announces Auditions for Willy Wonka

Magical rooms of candy-making machines, chocolate rivers, and the mysterious Oompa Loompas can only mean one thing….the Missoula Community Theatre is holding auditions for Willy Wonka.... more

Fancy Footwork, Glittery Vocals Galore in MCT’s ‘Footloose’

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Footloose opens at the Missoula Community Theatre on Friday, April 26, and runs through Sunday, May 12. Tickets go on sale April 8.... more

Japanese Exchange Students Expand Life Experiences at MCT

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Mariko Shimada and Mizuho Yamada, Japanese exchange students at the UM, are proof that life expands in proportion to one’s courage.... more

Miss Montana Uses Her Platform, Personal Obstacles to Hearten Autistic Community

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, travels across Big Sky Country talking to kids and using her platform to help the autistic community.... more

It’s the Most Wonderette Time of the Year

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Writer-director Roger Bean has made musical nostalgia his livelihood. His biggest achievement, The Marvelous Wonderettes, comes to MCT.... more

We’re On the Air! It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Out of the Box Productions, presented by MCT, serves up a dose of 1940’s holiday nostalgia with It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.... more

Fantastic Fabric: MCT’s Costume Shop Open as Part of First Friday

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Visit the costume shop on First Friday at MCT from 4-8 p.m. There'll be a visit from Santa, live music, carolers, snacks, tours, and giveaways.... more

Scenic Artist Brings “Miracle” Director’s Vision to Life

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Yana Dryden isn’t just painter. She's the scenic artist creating backdrops for MCT’s upcoming production of Miracle on 34th Street The Musical.... more

Camelot a Family Affair for 13-year-old ‘Tom of Warick’

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Last week, 13-year-old Dalton Keith debuted in his first Missoula Community Theatre performance, in the role of “Tom of Warick” in Camelot.... more

Act Out, Get Creative at the Missoula Community Theatre

By BRIAN D'aMBROSIO - Since 1977, the Missoula Community Theatre has strived to be an integral part of the city of Missoula’s artistic and cultural life. Please allow us to reintroduce ourselves and explain t... more

Missoula Community Theatre Presents Camelot

The Missoula Community Theatre proudly presents Camelot - October 19-21, 24-28, 2012. Based on T. H. White's classic novel, The Once and Future King. Directed by Joe Martinez, Camelot is an icon of the American... more