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ACT's 2014–2015 Season

2014–2015 Season
Show Dates Show Ages Registration
Oct 10–11 4th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival 7–18 Aug 11–Sep 6 ACA
Nov 12–16 Pippi Longstocking 7–12 Aug 12–Sep 10 ACA
Dec 12–14 Being Borrowed 13–18 Oct 4–18 ACA
Jan 2–3 6th Annual Alumni Show 12th and up Nov 1–14 ACA
Mar 12–15 Hairspray 7–18 Nov 24–Dec 8 Regent
May 1–3 The Never Ending Story 7–12 Feb 22–Mar 9 ACA
May 15–17 Shakespeare's Richard III 13–18 Feb 22–Mar 9 Masonic

The 4th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival
The Stain
by Kristen Dabrowski
directed by Marshall Joun and
Isabella Costantino-Carrigan
Blow by Blow
by Steve Smith
directed by Matt Lundeen
You Lookin' at Me?
by Jan Peyersen Ewen
directed by Andrew Felknor and
Devon Kelleher
by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Sophie Rich
Controlling Interest
by Wayne Rawley
directed by Sophie Rich
The Philadelphia
by David Ives
directed by Lexi Quagliozzi
How We Talk In South Boston
by David Lindsay-Abaire
directed by Sophie Rich
The Spot
by Steven Dietz
directed by Michael McCormack

7 PM Friday October 10
2 PM Saturday October 11
7 PM Saturday October 11
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10

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With a variety of short productions and ACTors from 8 to 18, the Ten Minute Play Festival promises to provide a dynamic and diverse dramatic experience.
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Arlington Children's Theatre and Arlington Center for the Arts
Pippi Longstocking
by Astrid Lindgren
Adapted for the stage in a translation by Thomas W. Olson
Music by Roberta Carlson
Lyrics by Roberta Carlson and Thomas W. Olson
Produced by special arrangement with
Plays For Young Audiences
A Partnership of Seattle Children's Theatre and Children's Theatre Company-Minneapolis
Directed by Joseph Creedon
7 PM Friday, Nov 14
7 PM Saturday, Nov 15
2 PM Sunday, Nov 16: SOLD OUT
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Join us as Arlington Children's Theatre and Arlington Center for the Arts present their 2014 collaborative production! Every year, these productions bring great childrens' literature to life, welcoming local schoolchildren to the theatre and introducing the excitement of a theatrical production into the classroom.

This year's production is Pippi Longstocking, adapted for the stage from the stories of Astrid Lindgren by Thomas W. Olsen: On the outskirts of town stands a ramshackle house. It may not seem like much 'til you peek through the railings — then, there's a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and a freckle faced, red-pigtailed, whirlwind of a girl in mismatched stockings presiding over all! This is the domain of — ready? — Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking.
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Arlington Children's Theatre
Being Borrowed
by Declan Keefe
Directed by Matt Lundeen
7 PM Friday, Dec 12
7 PM Saturday, Dec 13
2 PM Sunday, Dec 14
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
An original absurdist play, in which one man, Charles, struggles to find himself, questions the reality of realism, and doubts that matter matters and, of course, falls in love (with a rock). With ACT's first original play, actors will be a part of the unique process of producing an original work: staged reading, workshop of specific scenes, auditions, and of course performance.
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6th Annual
ACT Alumni Show
Friday, January 2nd, 7 PM
Saturday, January 3rd, 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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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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The Broadway Musical
Book by
Mark O'Donnell
Thomas Meehan
Music by
Mark Shaiman
Lyrics by
Scott Wittman
Mark Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by John Waters
Directed by Matt Lundeen
Music Direction by Emily Roos
Red Cast 7PM Thursday, March 12th
Blue Cast 7PM Friday, March 13th
Red Cast 10AM Saturday, March 14th
Blue Cast 2PM Saturday, March 14th
Red Cast 7PM Saturday, March 14th
Blue Cast 2PM Sunday, March 15th
Red Cast 6PM Sunday, March 15th
Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA
Tickets: $15
You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!
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Artwork by Hannah Allen
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Arlington Children's Theatre
The Neverending Story
adapted for the stage by David S. Craig
from the book by Michael Ende
Directed by Michael McCormack
7 PM Friday, May 1
7 PM Saturday, May 2
2 PM Sunday, May 3
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10

Arlington Children's Theatre's production is told with all the thrills of a classic adventure, the story begins with Bastian, a lonely boy, who stumbles into a curious bookshop where he discovers a curious book—The Neverending Story. Bastian hides in the attic of his school and begins to read, and a huge adventure surges into life. Fantastica, a land of stories, is being destroyed by the Nothing. The Childlike Empress has chosen Atreyu, a young hunter, to be the Hero of the Great Quest. Atreyu, an orphan, is an unlikely choice, but he accepts and, with his horse and companion, Artax, rides to face the menace.

The Never Ending Story, adapted for the stage by David S. Craig, is based on the fantasy novel by Michael Ende. The tale of a shy boy unknowingly transported into Ateyu's adventure, was first published in 1979 and has gathered a large fan base over the years, especially with the 1984 movie of the same name.

The Never Ending Story is a fun-filled experience for the entire family, performed by 30 actors age 7-12 from the communities of Arlington, Somerville, Cambridge, Belmont, and Lexington. Follow Bastian as he joins Atreyu, the Wind Giants, Falkor the Luck Dragon, and Morla the enormous sea turtle, to help save Fanastica from the powerful Nothing.

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Artwork by Hannah Allen
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Arlington Children's Theatre
The Tragedy of
Richard III
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Matthew Lundeen
7 PM Friday, May 15
7 PM Saturday, May 16
2 PM Sunday, May 17
Arlington Masonic Temple
19 Academy Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
After a long civil war between the royal family of York and the royal family of Lancaster, England enjoys a period of peace under King Edward IV and the victorious Yorks. But Edward's younger brother, Richard, resents Edward's power and the happiness of those around him. Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard begins to aspire secretly to the throne–and decides to kill anyone he has to in order to become king.
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