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ACT's 2015–2016 Season

2015–2016 Season
Show Dates Show Ages Registration
Oct 16–18 5th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival 7–18 Aug 9–Sep 2 Masonic
Nov 4–8 The Witches 7–12 Aug 9–Sep 2 ACA
Dec 11–13 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 13–18 Sep 20–Oct 7 ACA
Jan 8 & 9 7th Annual Alumni Show 12th grade and up Nov ACA
Mar 17–20 Legally Blonde The Musical 7–18 Nov 24–Dec 8 Regent
May 13–15 Henry IV Part I 13–18 Feb Masonic
May 20–22 Little Women 7–12 Feb ACA

The 5th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival
Left to Right
by Steven Dietz
directed by Emma Maclean
The Proposal
by Paul Siemens
directed by Courtney Jones
Saving Face
by Richard Keller
directed by Courtney Jones
picnic (pik'nik): v.i.
by Brendan Healy
directed by Emma Maclean
Bar Mitzvah Boy
by Samara Siskind
directed by Emma Maclean
Fortune Cookie
by Tuan Phan
directed by Courtney Jones
The Nanny
by Kristen Dabrowski
directed by Victoria Kleber & Laura Kirchner
by Kristen Dabrowski
directed by Lily Grob & Gillian Buckley

7 PM Friday October 16
2 PM Saturday October 17
2 PM Sunday October 18
Arlington Masonic Temple
19 Academy Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Available online and at the door

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With a variety of short productions and ACTors from 8 to 16, the Ten Minute Play Festival promises to provide a dynamic and diverse dramatic experience.
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“The Witches” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
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The Witches
Based on the book "The Witches" by Roald Dahl
and Adapted by David Wood
Directed by Lexi Quagliozzi
7 PM Friday, Nov 6
7 PM Saturday, Nov 7
2 PM Sunday, Nov 8
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Available online and at the door

This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.

The Witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks – they look very much like ordinary women, which helps their deception. The play offers many opportunities for illusions and inventive puppetry. Humour is provided by the vulgar Jenkins family, whose son, Bruno, also becomes a mouse.

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“One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Dale Wasserman
based on the novel by Ken Kesey
Directed by Matt Lundeen
7 PM Thursday Dec 10
7 PM Saturday Dec 12
2 PM Sunday Dec 13
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Available online and at the door

A charming rogue contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce artinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the world series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment.
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7th Annual
ACT Alumni Show
7 PM Friday, January 8th
7 PM Saturday, January 9th
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA
Minimum Suggested Donation: $8
Start off the New Year with old friends! ACT is so proud of the hard work our children put into every performance. It is especially gratifying to see how they mature into amazing young adults. Our annual alumni performance is a chance to catch up with friends, and be entertained by ACT's talented cast of former ACTors. This amazing performance will feature both alumni and graduating seniors! Join us for a night of entertainment and fond memories as the alumni take you back through past shows.

Prodeeds from this event will benefit the Stephanie Martin Scholarship Fund.
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“Legally Blonde”
is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre Internation (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
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Legally Blonde
Music and Lyrics by
Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by
Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown
and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Directed by Matt Lundeen
Music Direction by James Ham
Red Cast 7PM Thursday, March 17th
Blue Cast 7PM Friday, March 18th
Red Cast 10AM Saturday, March 19th
Blue Cast 2PM Saturday, March 19th
Red Cast 7PM Saturday, March 19th
Blue Cast 2PM Sunday, March 20th
Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA
Tickets: $15

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!

Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

This musical is relatively new to the theatre world, catering to the present-day's generation and culture. Legally Blonde The Musical is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers.

See the Auditions and Workshops pages for information about these and other upcoming events.

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