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Producers:Josh Bell
Jennifer Irvine
Robert Kilbride
Emily Winston
Director:Matt Lundeen
Asst. Dir.:Courtney Jones
Music Dir.:Emily Roos
Choreographer:Mari Watson
Fee:$200 due at audition.
No refunds after start of auditions.
Registration:Nov 24–Dec 8
AuditionsTue-Wed Dec 16-17, 5:30–8:30PM
Character Descriptions

Sun–Thu: 5–8 PM starting Monday, Jan 5.

There will be two casts rehearsing on separate days, no more than 3 days per week.

Red Cast: Sundays
Blue Cast: Mondays

Red Cast: Tuesdays
Blue Cast: Wednesdays

Red Cast: Mondays
Blue Cast: Thursdays

Dress Rehearsals:

Red Cast:
Sunday Mar 8th
Tuesday Mar 10th

Blue Cast:
Monday Mar 9th
Wednesday Mar 11th


Red Cast:
7PM Thu Mar 12th
10AM Sat Mar 14th
7PM Sat Mar 14th

Blue Cast:
7PM Fri Mar 13th
2PM Sat Mar 14th
2 PM Sun Mar 15th

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

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Thursday evening's performance has been rescheduled to Sunday at 6 PM. All tickets for Thursday's show will be honored for Sunday evening at 6:00 PM. Any ticket holders for Thursday who CANNOT make it to Sunday's show can exchange their tickets for another show. Note that the exchanges will be based on availability and same seats may not be available. Full refunds will be issued for those who cannot make it Sunday evening or to another show.

Welcome to ACT's 2015 winter musical. We are glad you are able to join us.


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Auditions are scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, December 16th & 17th from 5:30–8:30 PM

In preparation for auditions, please:

First Rehearsal

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Our first rehearsal will be Monday, January 5th from 5:00–8:00 PM at ACT. We will be holding a parents' meeting on that date at 5:00 PM to recruit Committee Heads for Cast Party, T-shirts, Publicity, Tickets/box office, Raffle, Program, Costumes/makeup, Props, Sets, Bake Sale, and Run Crew.

The schedule for the rest of the first week is shown below. We look forward to seeing you then.

Mon Jan 55:00–8:00 PMEveryoneScenes, Dance, Music, Meeting
Tue Jan 65:00–6:30 PMAges 7–10Scenes
6:30–8:00 PMAges 11–12Scenes
Wed Jan 7No rehearsal
Thu Jan 85:00–8:00 PMAges 13–18Dance, Scenes, Music

Schedules Posted

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Links to the online schedule for all shows can be found in the table on the right. These schedules will continue to be updated as rehearsals start, so be sure to check back frequently.

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About the Play

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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