Grandstreet Theatre

The Grandstreet Launch Party


Join us for the 6th annual GST Season Launch Party at the Montana Club, Saturday April 7th, for drinks, desserts and dancing as we reveal our TOP SECRET 2018-19 season of shows. There will be teaser performances and live music from Ten Years Gone and our annual presentation of “Grandy Awards.” You can purchase tickets online or by calling the box office 442-4270.  Tickets are $30 but if you were in the cast or crew for Tarzan, Cry-Baby, Fun Home, Elf, Jr or Sense and Sensibility you can purchase a ticket for $20 by calling the box office.

Get your tickets for the party of the year and save $20 on your season passes — available one night only. Don’t miss out!

It’s time to register for Session 4- Theatre School

Session 4 begins the week of March 19, 2018

You can sign up online or call the office and register by phone.

406 442-4270.

Full Monty Callback List

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for The Full Monty this week.  It was great fun to see you all: old friends and new faces.  Bravo to you for your bravery!


If you find your name on the callback lists below, please join us again for the listed dates and times.  Please meet again at Grandstreet Theatre in the main auditorium.


Please check back for casting information on Monday, February 19th at 5:00PM.


Thursday, February 15th @ 6:30PM

* Please be prepared to sing 2 selections from the Audition Packet: “It’s a Woman’s World” and “Life With Harold”.  We will also give you some new scenes to read at this callback.  This callback session will begin with a short dance call, so please wear clothing and shoes that you are comfortable moving in.

Tiffany Bushilla

Amber Barnes

Ada Stepleton

Ty House

Aubrey Smith

Molly Roby

Jillian Newton

Sarah Scott


Sunday, February 18th @ 6:30PM

* All men at this callback session should be prepared to sing the cut from “Man” from the Audition Packet.  We will also learn some new music, and read some new scenes from the show.  This callback session will begin with a short dance call, so please wear clothing and shoes that you are comfortable moving in.

Brandon Kirchgasler

Steffen Rasile

Alvaro Freyre

Cody Root

John Harrington

Dennis Small

Daniel Olszewski

Matt Mhoon



Jeff Downing, Artistic Director

Grandstreet Theatre

P.O. Box 1258

Helena, MT 59624


Phone: (406) 442-4270

Email: [email protected]


Auditions for Madagascar JR

Auditions will be March 19 & 20th at 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Grandstreet Studio. Please come to one of those days (not both).  Some actors may be asked to come to callbacks on Wednesday the 21st.

Martha Sprague will be directing/choreographing. You must be 9 years old by June 1st and not older than 16 by June 1st to audition.  There are many roles available but not everyone will be cast.  Rehearsals will begin after spring break (April 3).  The show runs June 1-3, 2018.

No monologues are necessary, just pick a song from the link below, all the audition material is on the MTI website.

For audition songs and sides please visit this website
Once you have clicked on the link you will need to click on “Audition Central” on the right hand side.  There you can explore the different characters, their scenes, songs and listen to the accompaniment.

We also have hard copies of the music available at the box office.

Please fill out conflict sheet- Madagascar and bring it with you to the audition

Junior Theatre Festival 2019

We are making plans to attend the Junior Theatre West Festival in Sacramento, CA in February 2019! And we want you to join us! Please join us for an introductory meeting on Wednesday, April 4th from 6:00 to 7:00 in the Grandstreet classroom.

In order to participate, fill out this form JTF19 application and turn it in with your $100 deposit by April 15, 2018. OR sign up online

Want to chaperone?  JTF19 chaperone

Click here to watch a video about the Festival

The Junior Theater Festival is a festival produced by iTheatrics for children ages 8-18 held every year in Sacramento and Atlanta, GA. It is designed for serious minded performers who are committed to working hard and delivering an amazing performance. Organizations from all over the world attend each year and present a 15 minute condensed version of a Broadway Jr. show under the license of Music Theatre International or Disney Musicals. The weekend festival includes the show presentation, workshops, guest speakers, awards, a dance party, and a ticket to a Broadway-style performance. All of this is available for the organization presenting their show, the directors, and the parent chaperones.

We will be putting a class together for this project. Students who want to be involved in the class must sign up and pay the $100.00 deposit by April 10th. All students in the class will be cast in a show from the Music Theatre International Junior collection and that cast will be considered the “JTF19 class”. After we know how many kids will be participating, we will pick the show and cast it using all of the young actors in the “ JTF19 class”. This is a great opportunity for our kids to do a production, meet other kids from around the United States and beyond who love musical theatre, see working professionals and take workshops.

The JTF19 class will have a rehearsal schedule based on their conflicts. The cast will also have fundraisers and do a send off performance for Helena audiences.



How many will be in the cast?

16-40 participants will be cast. We must have 1 chaperone for every 4 kids so how many we can cast will depend on how many chaperones we get.


What will we do at the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF)?

Groups perform a 15 minute selection from one Broadway JR or KIDS collection show for adjudication, participate in workshops, participate in other fun events such as “tech Olympics”, watch outstanding performances by their peers.


How old do you have to be?
8-18 years old.


Does this take the place of my regular theatre school class?

No, you must be enrolled in a regular after-school class to be considered for the JTF18 class. If you decide to leave the theatre school class you will also no longer be in the JTF18 class/cast.


Will there be chaperones?

Yes, we will need one chaperone for every four students attending the festival.

Do the chaperones travel for free?
No, unfortunately they have to pay for the Festival.

Does it cost money?
Yes. See the expense details at the end of this document.

Will there be fundraising involved?
Yes, unless you want to pay for the entire trip yourself and forget the fundraising.

Will there be scholarships available?

Can I use Frequent Flyer miles for airfare?

Yes. You can make your own airfare or transportation plans as long as you have a parent with you. You will then be responsible for your own transfers to and from the airport/hotel.

When will you be casting?

May 2018.

Can I make payments?
Yes! All students will be asked to put down a $100.00 deposit by April 10th to be considered. After that you will make $100.00 payments per month through January 2019 if you would like to make payments. Or you can pay in a lump sum by October 1, 2018.




Student Expenses

Fee: $730.00 which includes the following:



            Production staff

            A role in the show


            Transfers to and from airport

            Supervision at rehearsal, performance and festival


Competition performance at JTF in Sacramento
An official festival T-shirt
Adjudication and feedback
Professional development workshops for directors
Performance workshops for students
Technical theater workshops for students and teachers
Radio Disney Dance Party
Broadway Junior Slam
Celebrity talk-back with special guests
A ticket to see a broadway-style show
Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
Show Script


Plus Transportation & hotel (approximately $650)

Airfare: $510 (it may be less than this)

Quad room: $140.00 Triple 190   Dbl 280


Total approx. cost:

Student $1380.00- 1430 (trp) 1520 (double)


Chaperone Expenses

JTF Fee $230.00

Airfare: $510 (it may be cheaper)

Quad room: $145.00 (Dbl 290.00)


Total Approximate cost: $885-$1030.00 plus food


Grandstreet Season Launch Party


Join us for the 6th annual GST Season Launch Party at the Montana Club, Saturday April 7th, for drinks, desserts and dancing as we reveal our TOP SECRET 2018-19 season of shows. There will be teaser performances and live music from Ten Years Gone and our annual presentation of “Grandy Awards.”

Get your tickets for the party of the year and save $20 on your season passes — available one night only. Don’t miss out!



Housing needed this summer!

We need housing for out of town instructors this summer.
Dates range from:
June 22-July 21st
July 7-Aug. 18th
June 22-August 18th

There is a stipend to help defray the cost of housing them. You do not have to cook for them –unless you want to. They are wonderful house guests, most of them are used to living away from home—and they are hardly ever there. Plus you get two free tickets to each show this summer!


Please call Marianne at 442-4270 or email [email protected]


Summer teachers and actors

We hire teachers for our mini camps and summer camp.
We audition actor/teachers for our summer season and camps.

To be considered for a teaching position please submit a headshot and resume to [email protected]

For actor/teacher positions please see our audition page.

Holiday Benefit Dec 27th

Join us on Wednesday, December 27th for Grandstreet Theatre’s sixth annual Holiday Benefit as we sing…



Come celebrate the holiday season with Grandstreet Theatre as Anna Milburn, Kevin Mathews, Fred Cobb, Maddie Cormier, Jeff Downing, Mary Middagh, Steffen Rasile, Stephanie Zarling, Stephen Seder, Rachel Martorana, Dalton Weaver, and Savannah Smith sing a few of their favorite songs!  Plus special performances by favorite local bands; Coffee Can Stash and The Quick and the Fred!


This fun and popular holiday tradition is a must see for any Grandstreet Theatre fan.  Drinks are on us!  Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, December 27th

Drinks and Appetizers at 7:00PM

Conert at 8:00PM


Tickets: $30

Reservations: 447-1574 or Buy Tickets Here