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ACT Summer Season 2017
Executive Producer:Emily Winston
Registration:May 1–15
Fee:$250 due at auditions
Auditions:May 24–25, 5:00–8:00 PM

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

See below for show-specific details.

Dress Rehearsals:Jul 30–Aug 2
Performances:Aug 3–6
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Reduced program fees are available to those who require financial assistance. An application for reduced program fees must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the first meeting of a production or workshop to be considered. Please contact the treasurer for more information.

Summer Season 2017

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regpreview: Registration for Summer Season 2017 will open Sunday, May 1st and remain open through Sunday, May 15th.

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This summer ACT will produce two musicals. The shows are Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and Monty Python's Spamalot. 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 2017

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 SS17 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 SS17, 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 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 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 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!

Producer:Kelly Flaherty
Director:Talia Brown
Music Director:James Ham
Choreographer:Jaime Joseph
Asst. Director:Maya Fraser
Character Descriptions
Auditions:May 24 & 25, 5–8 PM

Sun–Thu 5–8:30 PM

Specifics subject to change

SCENES: Tuesday and Wednesday 5-8PM

MUSIC: Wednesday and Thursday 5-8PM

CHOREOGRAPHY: Monday and Thursday: 5-8PM

Sun Jul 30 5–9 PM
Tue Aug 1 5–9 PM
Performances: 7 PM Thu Aug 3
10 AM Sat Aug 5
7 PM Sat Aug 5
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.
Producers: Patti Maguire
Ann Horgan
Director:Matt Lundeen
Music Director:James Ham
Choreographer:Jaime Joseph
Asst. Dir.:Mariah Ruben
Character Descriptions
Auditions:May 24 & 25, 5–8 PM

Sun–Thu 5–8:30 PM

Specifics subject to change

SCENES: Monday and Tuesday 5-8PM

MUSIC: Wednesday and Thursday 5-8PM

CHOREOGRAPHY: Monday and Thursday 5-8PM

Mon Jul 31 5–9 PM
Wed Aug 2 5–9 PM
Performances: 7 PM Fri Aug 4
2 PM Sat Aug 5
2 PM Sun Aug 6

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.


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