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ACT Summer Season 2015
Producers: Emily Winston
Heather Camerio
Robert Kilbride
Registration:May 1–15
Fee:$250 due at auditions
Auditions:May 19–20, 5–8 PM
Rehearsals:First Meeting Monday, June 1st 5–7 PM.
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Dress Rehearsals:Aug 2–5
Performances:Aug 6–9
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Summer Season 2015

Welcome to ACT's Summer Season 2015!

This summer ACT will produce two musicals. The shows are American Idiot and Fame Jr.. Each show will have a single cast with three performances. See the tables below for more details on rehearsals and performances for each show.

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Schedules Posted

Links to the schedule for each show can be found below. These schedules will continue to be updated as rehearsals start, so be sure to check back frequently.

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Please read the following carefully!

The summer audition process has changed slightly from previous years, and it is extremely important you follow the below instructions, and sign up for a designated audition slot.


For audition instructions, follow the link below for the appropriate show. For those actors age 13, considered for both productions, you may choose from either show. Based on this selection, the staff will assume you are interested in being considered for that show.


Initial auditions will be held on May 19 and 20 in the ACT Space at The Arlington Center for the Arts.

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First Rehearsal

Our first meeting will be held on Monday, June 1st, from 5–7 PM at Arlington Center for the Arts. Parents will meet from 6:15–7:00 PM to review the logistics of the shows and solicit volunteers for the various production committees.

First Week's Schedule:

PLEASE make sure your ACTors wear comfortable clothes and shoes to dance in (there is a lot of dancing in these shows) and bring lots of water (there is no water cooler at the rehearsal space) and a snack.

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Details for 2015

Online registration for the ACT Summer Season will run from May 1st through May 15th. At the end of the registration period, if we have more registrations than available roles, acceptance into SS15 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 SS15, 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 or shows in your age group. 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 June 1st 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 usually 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. All ACTors will attend rehearsals for their show. The staff will use this time to get to know the cast, explore the shows and rehearse ensemble pieces.

We are looking forward to a fantastic summer, and we hope you will be a part of it!

Fame Jr.
Director:Colleen Rua
Music Director:James Ham
SM/ADRachel Watts
Choreographer:Taylor Lombard
Character Descriptions
Auditions:May 19–20, 5–8 PM

Music: Tue/Thu 5-8 PM

Dance: Mon/Thu 5-8 PM

Scenes: Tue/Wed 5-8 PM

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Sun Aug 2 5–9 PM
Tue Aug 4 5–9 PM
Performances: 7 PM Thu Aug 6
10 AM Sat Aug 8
7 PM Sat Aug 8
Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, Fame JR. is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work.
American Idiot
Director:Matt Lundeen
Music Director:Emily Roos
Choreographer:Jen Sokolski
Asst. Dir.:Courtney Jones
State Manager:Mariah Ruben
Character Descriptions
Auditions:May 19–20, 5–8 PM

Dance: Tue/Thu, 5-8 PM

Scenes: Mon/Wed, 5-8 PM

Music: Mon/Wed 5-8 PM

Full Schedule
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Mon Aug 3 5–9 PM
Wed Aug 5 5–9 PM
Performances: 7 PM Fri Aug 7
2 PM Sat Aug 8
2 PM Sun Aug 9
Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line.


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

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