ACT’s 21st Season (’16-’17)!
Here you will find a brief plot summary of the show as well as the dates and times. If you want more information on Tickets (click here). We hope to see you at the theatre! Scroll down to find info on the NEW 2017-2018 season
- Performances: Feb 10,11,17,18 @ 7pm & Feb 12,19 @ 3pm
- Plot Summary: In a gloomy house in London, the criminals, Jim Larrabee and his wife, Madge, at present using the name Chetwood, are nearing the culmination of a daring blackmail plot. However, to their dismay, they have heard that their intended victims have engaged the services of the celebrated private detective, Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson. Consequently, the game is afoot and adventure and mystery are at hand!
Nancy Drew: Girl Detective
- Performances: Mar 24,25,31, Apr 1 @ 7pm & Mar 26, Apr 2 @ 3pm
- Rehearsals Start: Feb 13
- Plot Summary: The world’s most famous girl detective is at it again! Another River Heights mystery has developed at the old Van Pelt Estate, home of the Footlighter’s Barn Theater. Leander Van Pelt has died, and rumors abound of hidden cache of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires that have been left somewhere on his estate. A mysterious ghost (or puppet?) has been haunting the estate while the Footlighters try to rehearse their play. Can Nancy Drew and her friends discover who is frightening the Van Pelt residents? Will the Footlighter’s show be able to go on without their lead actress? And where are all of the gems that are to go to Leander Van Pelt’s granddaughter? Nancy Drew leaves no stone unturned in this fun, campy whodunit!
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians & Disney’s The Aristocats
- Info Meeting: March 2 at 6pm
- Auditions: March 6 & 7
- Performances: May 5,6,12,13 @ 7pm & May 7 & 14 @ 3pm
- Rehearsal’s Start: March 13
- Plot Summery The Aristocats: In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.
- Plot Summery 101 Dalmatians: Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
ACT is excited to ANNOUNCE it’s 22nd Season (’17-’18)!
Here you will find a brief plot summary of the show as well as the dates and times. If you want more information on Tickets (click here). We hope to see you at the theatre! Be sure to check back all this week for more titles!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
- Info Meeting: May 2017
- Auditions: May 2017
- Performances: October 2017
- Rehearsal’s Start: August 2017
- Plot Summery Beauty and the Beast: The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. ACT is excited to present the original Broadway version of this tale as old as time.
A Charlie Brown Christmas & Frosty the Snowman
- Info Meeting: October 2017
- Auditions: October 2017
- Performances: December 2017
- Rehearsal’s Start: October 2017
- Plot Summery A Charlie Brown Christmas: The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover with the true meaning of Christmas.
- Plot Summery Frosty the Snowman: A dramatization of one of the all time hit songs for children. It tells the tale of a rascally snow man who comes to life one day, and of his funny escapades with a bustling, nearsighted policeman before he melts away.
Akeelah and the Bee
- Info Meeting: December 2017
- Auditions: December 2017
- Performances: February 2018
- Rehearsal’s Start: January 2018
- Plot Summery Akeelah and the Bee: Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.
Peter and the Starchatcher
- Info Meeting: December 2017
- Auditions: December 2017
- Performances: March/April 2018
- Rehearsal’s Start: February 2018
- Plot Summery Peter and the Starcatcher: A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. This story serves as a prequel to Peter Pan!
Curious George and the Golden Meatball
- Info Meeting: March 2018
- Auditions: March 2017
- Performances: May 2018
- Rehearsal’s Start: March 2018
- Plot Summery Curious George and the Golden Meatball: All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away… something pretty big. And that something was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs-o-Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome.