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Producers: Jenn Irvine
Emily Winston
Josh Bell
Director:Matt Lundeen
Music Director:Emily Roos
Asst. Director:Mariah Ruben
Fee:$200 due at audition.
No refunds after start of auditions.
Registration:Nov 25th–Dec 9th
AuditionsDec 17, 18, 5–8 PM

Starting January 6th:

Sun: Dance Makeup/Finish Day Red and Blue If Needed: 5–7 PM

Mon: Blue Cast Dance: 7–9 PM, Red Cast Music: 5–8 PM

Tue: Red Cast Scenes, Blue Cast Music: 5–8 PM

Wed: Red Cast Dance: 7–9 PM

Thu: Blue Cast Scenes: 5–8 PM

The youngest of our actors will not be scheduled beyond 8PM, and will work with Assistant Director Mariah Ruben on certain dance pieces.

Dress Rehearsals:

Red Cast: Sun Mar 9th, Tue Mar 11

Blue Cast: Mon Mar 10th, Wed Mar 12th


Red Cast: Thu Mar 13th 7PM, Sat Mar 15th 10AM & 7PM

Blue Cast: Friday Mar 14th 7PM, Sat Mar 15th 2PM, Sun Mar 16th 2PM

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Please make checks payable to:

Arlington Children's Theatre
41 Foster St., Unit 5
Arlington MA, 02474

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Welcome to ACT's 2014 Winter Musical.

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Auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 17th and Wednesday, December 18th from 5–8 PM at Arlington Center for the Arts. There are a few things we need you to do to prepare:

First Rehearsals

Monday, January 6: Welcome, First Rehearsal
  • 5:00–7:30 PM: All ACTors: Scenes, Music: broken into smaller groups
  • Ages 7–12 will also dance (wear comfortable shoes)
  • 6:30–7:30 PM: Mandatory parent meeting
    • Our goal is to keep the parent meeting to 1 hour so you can leave by 7:30 PM with your child(ren).
Tuesday, January 7
  • 5:30–7:30 PM: all ACTors ages 7–12: Scenes, Music: small groups
Wednesday, January 8
  • 5:30–7:30 PM: all ACTors ages 13+: Scenes, Music, Dance (wear comfortable shoes): small groups

The cast list will be emailed over the weekend. Sunday, January 12 will begin rehearsals by cast and character.

Registration Details

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

Please note the rehearsal schedule for the show. Your child will not be required to attend every rehearsal, only those where they are 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, January 6th, 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 sometimes 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.

Forms, etc:

About the Show

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.

General Information:

Art Guidelines—Is your child interested in having their artwork appear on posters, programs, or T-Shirts? Follow these instructions to make sure the artwork fits our general standards.


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Last updated: Thu May 29 2014 21:45 EDT