Things to do: Musicals, Smith/McKay, Naomi Siegel Trio

Cory Walsh

Here’s a quick guide to some upcoming arts and cultural events happening around Missoula in the coming week.

‘She Loves Me’

(Through May 8)

The performing arts season on campus ends with a celebratory flair after a challenging two semesters. “She Loves Me,” brings together students from the School of Music along with the School of Theatre and Dance to present a big-yet-intimate show in the Montana Theatre.

The story, adapted by the team behind “Fiddler on the Roof,” was the inspiration for “You’ve Got Mail.” Two co-workers have been unknowingly exchanging letters through a “lonely hearts” service. The story unfolds with stirring musical performances by the student cast, under the direction (and choreography) of Pamyla Stiehl. Spencer Stern, an MFA candidate, leads the orchestra, which is back in the pit.

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Show times are May 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m. in the Montana Theatre in the PAR/TV Center. “Pick what you pay” tickets available at

MCT’s ‘SpongeBob the Musical’

(May 6-8, 12-15)

Missoula Community Theatre closes out its season with a light-hearted Broadway adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon. SpongeBob and other characters will

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