Curtain Up! was founded in 2002 as a complete performing arts group to promote the arts to children. However, the talented kids, their parents and the directors have turned it into a lot more than that. Ranging from age 7-18, the current members are required to sing, act and be proficient in ballet, tap, and jazz. They are all honor roll students, they value families, each other, and themselves. They know the meaning of hard work and discipline. They have dedicated themselves at an early age to something that promotes respect, integrity, creativity, physical and mental health, and time management. The Curtain Up! Performing Arts Company is truly a unique group of talented kids that have only touched on their opportunities.
The company has traveled to many places to perform including New York City, Los Angeles, and Orlando. They have performed locally for many events and charities including Southgate Mall, UofM Griz Games, Hospice Ball, W.O.R.D, Families First, Missoula International School, and many more. You can find many of our members in community shows including MCT, Garden City Ballet, and their own social productions.
The main goal of Curtain Up! is to educate. Educate members and their community in the arts, respect, honor, integrity, tolerance, and more. We attempt this in many ways: through workshops, performances, rehearsals, competition, travel, experience and example.