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,

Posts Tagged ‘Missoula Theater’

MCT Presents: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

The Missoula Community Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, April 27-May 14 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

Sip’n Shop for MCT

If you love spring, sipping, shopping and supporting a worthy organization, then Sip n’ Shop for MCT is where you want to be on Thursday, March 30th from 6-8PM.... more

MCT’s Nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical

What began as an extremely popular animated cartoon on Nickelodeon (seen in more than 170 countries) has become a full-blown Broadway musical that in 2018 received 12 Tony award nominations and the Drama Desk A... more

Missoula Community Theatre Presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Perfectly timed for the Holiday season, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will run December 9*-12 and 16-19 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

MCT Announces Summer Day Camps

MCT is excited to host 6 summer day camps: Jack and the Beanstalk (June 14-18 and July 5-9); The Frog Prince (June 21-25 and July 12-16) and The Wiz of the West (June 28-July 2 and July 19-23).... more

MCT Upcoming Show: Shrek the Musical JR

The Missoula Children's Theatre is excited to wave the “freak flag” and raise the collective laughter level of the world as it presents Shrek The Musical JR. ... more

MCT Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE on Stage!

The Missoula Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, is proud to present A Charlie Brown Christmas live on stage. ... more

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

Handel’s Julius Caesar February 9-11th

Handel’s Julius Caesar runs February 9-11at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. ... more

MCT: Robinson Crusoe Spring Day Camp April 4-10

Spring break plans for your kiddos? The Missoula Children’s Theatre has limited spots available in its spring day camp production of The Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, April 4-10.... 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

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

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

LUNAFEST Film Festival: Supporting Women Filmmakers and YWCA GUTS Program

The LUNAFEST Film Festival returns to the Wilma Theater, May 7, at 7pm. LUNAFEST Supports Women Filmmakers and the YWCA GUTS! Girls Leadership Program.... 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

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

Billings Landscaper Andrew Marble’s Brush with Oscar-Nominated “Nebraska”

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO-Serendipity always compensates the prepared. And in the case of AJ Marble of Billings, it rewarded him with a brush with production on the set of the Oscar-nominated movie "Nebraska".... 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 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