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Tom Sawyer
Producers: Emily Winston
Maya Bazar
Director:Michael McCormack
AD/SM:Lily Grob
Ages:7–12
Fee:$175 due at audition.
No refunds after start of auditions.
Registration:Mar 1–14
Auditions:Mon Mar 20, 5–7 PM
Rehearsals:

Mon, Wed, 5–7:30 PM starting March 27th.

Dress Rehearsals:May 1–4
Performances: Friday, May 5, 7pm
Saturday, May 6, 7pm
Sunday, May 7, 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts

Reduced program fees are available to those who require financial assistance. An application for reduced program fees must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the first meeting of a production or workshop to be considered. Please contact the treasurer for more information.

Tom Sawyer

Welcome to ACT's 2017 Spring production of Tom Sawyer.

Guides: Only one of the following paragraphs will be displayed at a time. Please make sure the information is accurate for each case.

regpreview: Registration for this production will be open from March 1st through 14th.

regopened: Registration for this production is open now and will remain open through March 14th.

regclosed: Registration for this production is now closed. E-mail notifications will be sent after the lottery, and we will update this page at that time.

regclosed_mailed: Registration for this production is now closed and acceptance e-mails have been sent. If you have not received a notification, please contact the producers.

At the end of the registration period, acceptance into the production will be decided based on a lottery. Children of ACT Board members have a limited guarantee of acceptance into the production. All ACTors accepted into the production, including board children, must audition for casting. Specific roles are offered to ACTors at the sole discretion of the artistic staff.

Please note the rehearsal schedule for the show. You will not be required for every rehearsal, only for those where your character is called. You can look at the schedule links for last summer's productions to see how this works. Absences are strongly discouraged throughout the production, and attendance is mandatory from the beginning of dress rehearsals on, so please plan accordingly. All actors and at least one parent are also expected to attend the first meeting on Monday, March 27th, where we will share more details about the production and have sign-ups for volunteer committees.

All payments or payment arrangements must be secured before auditions. There are no refunds after the start of auditions. Although we often have a waitlist, bringing actors into the production after auditions presents numerous challenges for the staff and does not give the late arrivals a fair start to the production.

More details regarding the audition process will be posted after acceptances are mailed out.

As is now our standard policy, final casting decisions will not be made until after the first week of rehearsals. The staff will use this time to get to know the cast and explore the show.

About the Show

The child in all of us never gets tired of reliving again and again the antics and adventures of Tom, Huck, Becky Thatcher and all the rest of Mark Twain's beloved characters. All the familiar characters are here—Huckleberry Finn, Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher, Widow Douglas, Muff Potter, Cousin Mary and menacing Injun Joe. The action flows well, and scenes fly by in a lively fashion: the classic “fence-painting” scene, the school lessons from strict Mr. Dobbins, the eerie murder of Doc Robinson in the graveyard at midnight, the pirate journey to Jackson's Island where buried treasure proves very dangerous, Tom's side-splitting "funeral," Tom's courtship of Becky and other scenes from the immortal classic.

Offstage Opportunities

Offstage opportunities are available for all our productions. Contact us for more information.

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