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ACT's 2013–2014 Season

2013–2014 Season
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Dates
Venue
Oct 18–21 The Third Annual Ten Minute Play Fest 7–18 Through Sep 6 Masonic
Nov 8–11 Roald Dahl's Big Friendly Giant 7–12 Through Sep 6 ACA
Dec 13–15 Scrooge! 12–18 Sep 6–30 ACA
Jan 3–4 5th Annual ACT Alumni Show 12th Grade
and up
Oct 18–Dec 5 ACA
Mar 14–16 SHREK 7–18 Nov 25–Dec 9 Regent
May 2–4 The Hobbit 7–12 Feb 16–Mar 2 ACA
May 16–18 The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged 13–18 Feb 23–Mar 9 Masonic

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Artwork by Isabella Costantino-Carrigan
“Three Turkeys Waiting for Corncobs” is presented by special arrangement
with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
“League of Semi-Superheroes, The” is presented by special arrangement
with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
“Diamond Dogs” is presented by arrangement with Heurer Publishing

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The Third Annual
Ten Minute Play Festival
Pickle Sandwich
by Paula Chase
Directed by Zoe Sachs
Wall and Bridges
by Steve Smith
Directed by Brennan Miller
Three Turkeys Waiting for Corncobs
by Don Nigro
Directed by Lexi Quagliozzi
A Case of Anxiety
by Mark Harvey Levine
Directed by Sophie Rich
The League of Semi-Superheroes
by Valerie Smith and Michael Dixon
Directed by Sophie Rich
Fear of Spheres
a play by Lisa Loomer
Directed by Lexi Quagliozzi
Diamond Dogs
by Josh Eklow
Directed by Matt Lundeen
7 PM Friday October 18
7 PM Saturday October 19
2 PM Sunday October 20
Arlington Masonic Temple
19 Academy Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Available online and at the door.
With new plays for young actors written by ACT's Paula Chase and Steve Smith, and hilarious shows for the teenagers, this year's Ten Minute Play Fest promises to be an evening of music, laughs, and a little bit of thinking.
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Roald Dahl's
The Big Friendly Giant
Directed by Lexi Quagliozzi
7 PM Friday, November 8th
7 PM Saturday, November 9th
2 PM Sunday, November 10th
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA
Tickets: $8
Available online or at the box office
This is the eighth year that Arlington Center for the Arts has produced a fall play for local schools and the sixth year that ACT has collaborated on the production. This is always a great opportunity to introduce a new generation to the wonder of live theatre. This year's production is another classic from Roald Dahl.

The BFG and Sophie team up to save the children of England from the child-eating giants, Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Meatdripper, Childchewer, and Gizzardgulper. They are assisted by the Queen of England and the Heads of the Army and Airforce with their helicopters. Locations include the BFG's cave in Giant Country, Dream Country and Buckingham Palace.
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“Scrooge!” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
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The musical closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
Scrooge!
Book, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Matt Lundeen
Music Direction by Emily Roos
Friday, Dec 13, 7 PM
Saturday, Dec 14, Noon*
Saturday, Dec 14, 7 PM
Sunday, Dec 15, 2 PM
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA
Tickets: $12
Available online or at the box office

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We will be accepting donations for the Arlington Food Pantry at all performances

*Autism-Friendly Performance: Saturday, Dec 14, Noon

Arlington Children's Theatre is excited to offer a special “Autism-Friendly”performance of Scrooge! The Musical, adapted specifically for children with autism or other sensory-related developmental disabilities, and their families. At these performances, the theater environment will be slightly altered, providing a safe, sensory-friendly and accessible theater experience for those on the autism spectrum. Adjustments to the production include maintaining a comfortable sound level, the elimination of loud and sudden noises and flashing lights, as well as keeping the house lights on, but dimmed throughout the performance. Our goal is to create a comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for these families. Autism-Friendly Performances are recommended for those families bringing a loved one with a developmental disability, and their teachers and advocates who are familiar with, and accepting of, behaviors exhibited by some individuals with autism. Tickets for this performance will be $8.

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[Registration Information]
5th Annual
ACT Alumni Show
Friday, January 3rd, 7 PM
Saturday, January 4th, 7 PM
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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“SHREK ”
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
www.MTIShows.com
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SHREK THE MUSICAL
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
Book and Lyrics by
David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by
Jeanine Tesori
Originally produced on Broadway by
DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
Directed by Matt Lundeen
Original Broadway Production Directed by Jason Moore
Music Direction by Emily Roos
Red Cast 7PM Thursday, March 13th
Blue Cast 7PM Friday, March 14th
Red Cast 10AM Saturday, March 15th
Blue Cast 2PM Saturday, March 15th
Red Cast 7PM Saturday, March 15th
Blue Cast 2PM Sunday, March 16th
Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA
Tickets: $15
Available online or at the box office.
Shrek is based on the Oscar ® winning Dreamworks movie. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.
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“The Hobbit” is presented by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
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The Hobbit
By J.R.R Tolkien
Adapted for the stage by Edward Mast
Directed by Lexi Quagliozzi
Friday, May 2nd, 7 PM
Saturday, May 3rd, 7 PM
Sunday, May 4th, 2 PM
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA
Tickets: $10
Available online or at the box office

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Bilbo Baggins is a comfortably well-off hobbit with a love for rousing adventure stories. Real adventures, however, are definitely not his cup of tea. So when Gandalf the wizard knocks at Bilbo's door, bringing with him Thorin Oakenshield, 11 ragged looking dwarfs, and a contract for an adventure to recover the lost treasure of Lonely Mountain, Bilbo could not be less interested–at first. But Bilbo's love of a good story gets the better of him, and before he knows it, he is off on a perilous quest over mountain and under hill through caves and forest and slimy dark places.
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Artwork by Hannah Allen
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Directed by Matt Lundeen
Friday, May 16th, 7 PM
Saturday, May 17th, 7 PM
Sunday, May 18th, 2 PM
Arlington Masonic Temple
19 Academy Street
Arlington, MA
Tickets: $10
Available online or at the box office

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This fast-firing comedy does just that as it parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!) in two acts. This play is full of energy as the characters run across the stage and keep you guessing how they will pull off the next play. Clever use of some interesting costumes also adds to the fun. Usually performed by 3 actors, this high energy, hilarious production can be performed with as many as 30!
See the Auditions and Workshops pages for information about these and other upcoming events.

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