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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.
Dress Rehearsals:Aug 2–5
Performances:Aug 6–9
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Summer Season 2015

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regpreview: Registration for Summer Season 2015 will open Friday, May 1st and remain open through Friday, May 15th.

regopened: Registration for Summer Season 2015 is open now and will remain open through Friday, May 15th.

regclosed: Registration for Summer Season 2015 is now closed. E-mail notifications will be sent after the lottery, and we will update this page at that time.

regclosed_mailed: Acceptance e-mails for Summer Season 2015 have been sent. If you have not received a notification, please contact the producers.

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

There is an overlap in the age ranges for the two shows, so some kids will qualify for both. When you register to participate in the Summer Season, you will not choose a show. Casting into shows will be done by the artistic staff following auditions. Everyone will register and audition together using material from both shows, and kids will be encouraged to help out with the other productions.

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

5–8 PM

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

Sun–Thu 5–9 PM

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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