Henderson Sisters, "Girl in Montana"
“From the hills of Eureka comes the return of Out of the Studio. Sarah has been an inspiration to many as a friend, musician, teacher, mother and for all the many roles she's filled in people's lives. Happy to finally film this episode, it's been on my wish list since the beginning. Hope you enjoy!" -
Missoula Childrens Theatre
Can you imagine walking into a room with eighty children all waiting impatiently? Can you imagine getting this group of young people ages six to eighteen years old organized to audition for a play? Can you even begin to imagine selecting sixty of these children and having them ready in five days to give a full length musical? This is the magic of Missoula Children's Theater. Two actors/directors arrived in Eureka on October 6th, a Monday afternoon, in their red truck to hold auditions and to begin rehearsals. On October 11th, they gave two public performances of "The Wizard of Oz" with their cast of sixty young thespians singing, dancing, and taking us all along the yellow brick road. All of it from the first encouragement to "speak in a loud and clear voice," to costumes, staging, songs and the final applause on Saturday afternoon is a remarkable experience.
Sunburst Foundation Beginnings
In 1994 four friends in Eureka decided there were things the town could use – like more social services that didn’t require driving to Libby or a professional concert series that didn’t require driving to Whitefish.
So the idea of the Sunburst Community Service Foundation was born. And it grew - starting with Families in Partnership, a mentoring program and Faith in Action. And it grew... bringing in Shakespeare in the Parks, Missoula Children’s Theater and concerts that always have an outreach component to the schools. And it continues to grow.