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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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Welcome to ACT's 2015 Winter Musical.

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regpreview: Registration for this production will be open from November 24th through December 8th.

regopened: Registration for this production is open now and will remain open through December 8th.

regclosed: Registration for this production is now closed. E-mail notifications will be sent after the lottery, and we will update this page at that time.

regclosed_mailed: Registration for this production is now closed and acceptance e-mails have been sent. If you have not received a notification, please contact the producers.

At the end of the registration period, acceptance into the production will be decided based on a lottery. Children of ACT Board members have a limited guarantee of acceptance into the production. All ACTors accepted into the production, including board children, must audition for casting. Specific roles are offered to ACTors at the sole discretion of the artistic staff.

Please note the rehearsal schedule for the show. You will not be required for every rehearsal, only for those where your character is 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 5th, 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 often 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.

More details regarding the audition process will be posted after acceptances are mailed out.

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

About the Show

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!

Offstage Opportunities

Offstage opportunities are available for all our productions. Contact us for more information.

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