Blackbeard the Pirate Auditions to be Held at UMW on January 22

The University of Montana Western is pleased to present a special performance of “Blackbeard the Pirate” by the Missoula Children’s Theatre as part of the 2023-24 Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Performances will be held at Montana Western’s Beier Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Adults and children of all ages are invited to attend. 

What starts as a lazy day at the beach, quickly turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard’s treasure begins! Tales both past and present launch a group of Beach Bums to action in search of untold riches. Before our tale is told, a cast of colorful characters begin to reveal the secrets of Blackbeard’s amazing treasure. Can we trust a group of crabby Crabs or melodious Mermaids? Do the scary Seaweed Creatures or savvy Sailors know where “X” marks the spot? Will the precocious Parrots or cantankerous Crocodiles lead the way? And just who is Jolly Rodger and how does he know Sam the Clam!? Most of all, where has Blackbeard and his crew hidden their legendary treasure? Grab some sun screen, come on down to the beach and get ready to solve the mystery of BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE!

To purchase tickets, please visit the BOC Performing Arts Series Box Office webpage: ( Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door and are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, youth, and military, and free for UMW students who present their Bulldog Cards. 

For more information on auditions for “Blackbeard the Pirate”, please contact Assistant Professor of Theatre, Stephen Seder: or 406-683-7038.