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 Theatre Scene’

MCT’s The Play That Goes Wrong

The Missoula Community Theatre presents The Play That Goes Wrong March 7-17, 2024 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

Missoula Community Theatre’s AUDITIONS for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The Missoula Community Theatre is thrilled to announce an OPEN AUDITION for Rudolph The RedNosed Reindeer on Sunday, September 24th.... more

2023-2024 Missoula Community Theatre Season on Sale June 5th!

Missoula Community Theatre subscription packages and single tickets are on sale starting Monday, June 5th for the following shows:... more

MCT presents Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods

The Missoula Community Theatre is incredibly honored to produce one of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved shows, Into the Woods, March 10-20, 2022.... more

MCT Audition for nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical

MCT is proud to announce that on Sunday, February 20th from 1-4PM there will be an audition for the final entree of the 2021-2022 Missoula Community Theatre’s à la carte season. ... more

Audition for MCT’s Nunsense Jamboree

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition on Sunday, August 29th for Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree.... more

MCT: Register for Fall Children’s Programming

Check out MCT's new fall line-up of fun, educational opportunities for kids in our area.... 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

MCT Begins Partnership with China National Theatre for Children

The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) has embarked on a new collaboration with the China National Theatre for Children (CNTC) in Beijing. ... 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