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ACT's 2018–2019 Season

ACT's 2018–2019 Season
Dates Show Ages Registration Venue
Nov 14–18 Danny, Champion of the World 7–12 Aug 6–Sep 3 Masonic
Dec 14–16 A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen 13–18 Sep 10–24 ACT
Mar 14–16 Annie 7–18 Nov 10–Dec 3 LCA
May 9–11 Harriet the Spy 7–12 Opens Jan 25 ACT
May 17–18 A Midsummer Night's Dream 13–18 Opens Jan 25 ACT
Summer Season 2019
Jul 25–27 Once on This Island Jr 7–12 Mar 15 LCA
Jul 25–27 Addams Family 13–18 Mar 15 LCA

"Danny the Champion of the World" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
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Adapted for the stage by David Wood
From the book by Roald Dahl
Directed by Thomas Nickerson and Jenna Corcoran
7 PM Friday, Nov 16
2 PM Saturday, Nov 17
7 PM Saturday, Nov 17
4:30 PM Sunday, Nov 18
Arlington Masonic Temple
19 Academy Street
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Nine year old Danny lives happily in a gypsy caravan with his father but his world is turned upside-down when he learns that his father poaches pheasants from the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell. One night his father doesn't return from a poaching run and Danny fears the worst. Danny sets off on a courageous journey to find his father and with a little help from the village soon finds himself masterminding the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted against Victor Hazell.
by Henrik Ibsen
adapted by Frank McGuinness
Directed by Victoria Kleber and Michael McCormack
7 PM Friday, Dec 14
7 PM Saturday, Dec 15
3 PM Sunday, Dec 16
Trinity Baptist Church
115 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband of eight years. He, Torvald, has always done the thinking for the both of them. In order to save Torvald from a debt, and to spare his masculine pride, Nora arranges a loan without his knowledge, and does so by forging a signature. The inevitable revelation of the crime results in an unexpected reaction from Torvald: Rather than being grateful to Nora, he is incapable of accepting the pride and self-sufficiency she demonstrated in taking care of him, and he accuses her of damaging his good name. The illusions behind their marriage are exposed, and Nora wakes to feelings of self awareness for the first time in her life. Torvald is not the man she thought she knew. They are husband and wife, yes, but they are strangers as well. And in one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of nineteenth-century drama, Nora leaves her husband and children, determined to forge a new identity from the one she has always known.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
[Production Page]
Book by
Music by
Lyrics by
Original Broadway Production Directed by MARTIN CHARNIN
Based on “Little Orphan Annie”®
By Permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Directed by Joseph Walsh
Music Director Sarah Broomell
7 PM Thursday, Mar 14
10 AM Friday, Mar 15
7 PM Friday, Mar 15
10 AM Saturday, Mar 16
2 PM Saturday, Mar 16
7 PM Saturday, Mar 16
Lexington Christian Academy
48 Bartlett Avenue
Lexington, MA

Tickets: $20
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Annie tells the story of how a brave little girl who changes the world through optimism, hope and love. Surrounded by an ensemble of larger than life characters this classic tale will be brought to life by ACT as you have never seen it before! The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”
Harriet the Spy
By Louise Fitzhugh
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Brody
Directed by Anthony Bruno
7 PM Thursday, May 9
7 PM Friday, May 10
2 PM Saturday, May 11
7 PM Saturday, May 11
Trinity Baptist Church
115 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Harriet M. Welch is the willful only child of well-to-do socialites. She is also a spy, who observes her friends and neighbors and writes about them in her notebook. Harriet spends much of her time with her loving nurse Ole Golly, who artfully teaches her about life. One fateful night Ole Golly announces she plans to marry and move to Canada. Soon after, Harriet’s notebook is found and read by all her friends and classmates. Harriet’s blunt and mean observations in her notebook cause everyone at school to dislike her. Harriet is distressed and spirals out of control until she gets a visit from Ole Golly, who shares with her the helpful tip, “Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself you must always tell the truth.”
A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph C. Walsh
7 PM Friday, May 17
2 PM Saturday, May 18
7 PM Saturday, May 18
Trinity Baptist Church
115 Massachusetts Avcenue
Arlington, MA

Tickets: $10
Love triangles, mistaken identities, and alarming transformations—Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as you’ve never seen it before. Follow the misadventures of fairies, nobles, and craftsmen over the course of one magical evening in the forest of Athens, in an all new immersive production!
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