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Arts schedule coming together for next season

By Michael Butler

The McCraney-Cottle Arts Council just wrapped up its season, but plans are already underway for next season.

One of the biggest productions each year that was absent this past season; however, it is set to return for the 2018-19 season.

"We'll have Missoula (Children's Theatre) in January," MCAC executive director Mona Mills said.

Mills added that the reason for omitting the annual production last go-round was scheduling.

"It was a scheduling conflict with them and us. We missed them too."

The relaunching of the Mount Vernon Theatre also took place in January with the stage production, "Dear Mama: Letters and Music from WWII."

"There was a lot going on," Mills added. "We're looking forward to bringing (Missoula) back."

As for the Mount Vernon Theatre as a venue, Mills likes that option.

"We are hoping so," she said. "We do plan to have some events there."

In addtion to Missoula, a performance by a praise band is set as the season opener in September and a Christmas concert is slated for December.

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