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ACT's Summer Season 2016

ACT's Fall 2016 Productions
Dates Show Ages Registration Venue
Oct 21–23 2016 Short Play Festival 7–18 Aug 8–Sep 8 Masonic
Nov 18–19 James and the Giant Peach JR the Musical 7–12 Aug 8–Sep 8 ACA
Dec 16–18 Bat Boy the Musical 13–18 Oct 1–14 ACA
Jan 5–6 Alumni Show Class of '16 up Nov 15–30 ACA
Mar 15–18 Mary Poppins 7–18 Nov 21–Dec 4 LCA

2016 Short Play Festival
Hands Across the Sea
by Noel Coward
directed by Alexis Quagliozzi
Cocoanut Soup At the Palace or,
If the Marx Brothers Had Performed “Oedipus the King”

by Thomas Hischak
directed by Michael McCormack

The Lion Who Roared
by Colleen Neuman
directed by Victoria Kleber and Laura Kirchner
Robbers are Everywhere
by Colleen Neuman
directed by Victoria Kleber and Laura Kirchner

7 PM Friday October 21
2 PM Saturday October 22
2 PM Sunday October 23
Arlington Masonic Temple
19 Academy Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Available online and at the door

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“Hands Across the Sea” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
“Cocoanut Soup At the Palace or,
If the Marx Brothers Had Performed “Oedipus the King”” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
“The Lion Who Roared” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
“Robbers are Everywhere” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
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.
Arlington Children's Theatre
and
Arlington Center for the Arts
Production of
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
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Arlington Children's Theatre
and
Arlington Center for the Arts
Production of
Roald Dahl's
James and the Giant Peach JR
Words and Music by
Benj Pasek and Justing Paul
Book by
Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the Book
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Directed by Maya Fraser
7 PM Friday, Nov 18
7 PM Saturday, Nov 19
2 PM Sunday, Nov 20: SOLD OUT
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $12
Available online and at the door
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is sure to be a fun filled classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Licensed under agreement with Weekly World news
Directed by Matt Lundeen
Music Direction by Chris Chargin
7 PM Friday, Dec 16
7 PM Saturday, Dec 17
2 PM Sunday, Dec 18
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $15
Available online and at the door

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Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin.
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8th Annual
ACT Alumni Show
7 PM Thursday, January 5th
7 PM Friday, January 6th
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.
The Arlington Children's Theatre production of
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's
Mary Poppins
A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers
and the Walt Disney Film
Original Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by
Julian Fellowes
New Song and Additional Music and Lyrics by
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by
Cameron Mackintosh
Directed by Matt Lundeen
Music Direction by James Ham
Blue Cast 7PM Wednesay, March 15th
Red Cast 7PM Thursday, March 16th
Blue Cast 7PM Friday, March 17th
Red Cast 10AM Saturday, March 18th
Blue Cast 2PM Saturday, March 18th
Red Cast 7PM Saturday, March 18th
LCA Theatre
48 Bartlett Avenue
Lexington, MA
Tickets: $15
Mary Poppins
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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One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.

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

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