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ACT Summer Season 2016
Producers: Emily Winston
Heather Camerio
Robert Kilbride
Registration:May 1–15
Fee:$250 due at auditions
Auditions:Jun 1–2, 5:30–7:30 PM

Sun–Thu 5–8:30 PM starting Monday, June 6th 5–7 PM.

See below for show-specific details.

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Dress Rehearsals:Jul 31–3
Performances:Aug 4–7
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Arlington Children's Theatre
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Summer Season 2016

Welcome to ACT's Summer Season 2016!

This summer ACT will produce two musicals. The shows are Anything Goes and Guys and Dolls 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 instructions below, 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 June 1st and 2nd 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 6th, from 5:30–7 PM at Arlington Center for the Arts. Parents will meet from 6–7 PM to review the logistics of the shows and solicit volunteers for the various production committees.

The schedule for the first few rehearsals is:

DateWhenWhat ScenesWhere
Mon Jun 6, 2016 5:30–7 PM SS16: First Rehearsal All ACA Stage
6–7 PM SS16: Parent Meeting All ACA/Kelliher
Wed Jun 8, 2016 5–7:30 PM SS16: Ages 13 and OVER All ACA Stage
Thu Jun 9, 2016 5–7 PM SS16: Ages 13 and UNDER All ACA Stage

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Details for 2016

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 SS16 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 SS16, 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.

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 are glad you will be a part of it!

Guys and Dolls JR
Director:Courtney Jones
Music Director:James Ham
Asst. Director:Maya Fraser
Stage Manager:Devon Kelleher
Character Descriptions
Auditions:Jun 1 & 2, 5:30–7:30 PM

Sun–Thu 5–8:30 PM

Scenes and Dance: Tuesday and Thursday

Music: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Sunday will be used if a show gets behind, and the directors feel the casts need more rehearsal.

Full Schedule

My Schedule

Sun Jul 31 5–9 PM
Tue Aug 2 5–9 PM
Performances: 7 PM Thu Aug 4
10 AM Sat Aug 6
7 PM Sat Aug 6
Set in Damon Runyon's New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.
Anything Goes
Director:Matt Lundeen
Music Director:James Ham
Choreographer:Jaime Joseph
Asst. Dir.:Mariah Ruben
Character Descriptions
Auditions:Jun 1 & 2, 5:30–7:30 PM

Sun–Thu 5–8:30 PM

Dance: Monday and Wednesday

Scenes: Monday and Tuesday

Music: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Sunday will be used if a show gets behind, and the directors feel the casts need more rehearsal.

Full Schedule

My Schedule

Mon Aug 1 5–9 PM
Wed Aug 3 5–9 PM
Performances: 7 PM Fri Aug 5
2 PM Sat Aug 6
2 PM Sun Aug 7
The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.


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