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Behind the scenes, under the sea at Ontario theater camp

ONTARIO – An ocean-patterned set stretches across the stage of the Four Rivers Cultural Center. Stuffed fish, tails, and tridents lay in wait as a chant echoes from the darkness:

“Rouse! Pillage! Plunder!”

This year, 60 local kids participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre summer camp in Ontario, a weeklong experience that culminated in a final performance of “The Little Mermaid” on Saturday, July 16. 

“The kids arrive on Monday morning and audition, then practice every day for a week,” said Jeneen Brown, programs and outreach director at the Four Rivers . . .