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Danny, Champion of the World
Producers: Maya Bazar
Tara Smith
Directors:Thomas Nickerson and
Jenna Corcoran
Fee:$175 due at audition.
No refunds after start of auditions.
Registration:Aug 7–Sep 3

Mon Sep 17, 5–7:30 PM

Wed Sep 19, 5–7:30 PM

Call Backs:
Thu Sep 20, 5–7:30 PM

Parent Meeting:

Thu Sep 20, 6:45–7:30 PM


Red Cast: Mon/Wed

Blue Cast: Tue/Thu

Beginning week of Sep 24

Dress Rehearsals: Nov 11–13

(details subject to change)

Red: Wed Nov 14, 9 AM

Red: Wed Nov 14, 11 AM

Blue: Thu Nov 15, 9 AM

Blue: Thu Nov 15, 11 AM

Red: Fri Nov 16, 7 PM

Red: Sat Nov 17, 2 PM

Blue: Sat Nov 17, 7 PM

Blue: Sun Nov 18, 4:30 PM

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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.

Danny, Champion of the World

Welcome to ACT's 2018 Fall production of Danny, Champion of the World.

Guides: Only one of the following paragraphs will be displayed at a time. Please make sure the information is accurate for each case.

regpreview: Registration for this production will be open from August 6th or thereabouts through September 3rd.

regopened: Registration for this production is now open and will remain open through September 3rd.

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

regclosed_mailed: Registration for this production is now closed and acceptance e-mails have been sent. If you have not received a notification, please contact the producers.

There will be two casts for this production.

At the end of the registration period, acceptance into the production 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 the production, 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. You will not be required for every rehearsal, only for those where your character is called. You can look at the schedule links for this 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 Thursday, Sep 20, 6:45–7:30 PM, 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 often 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. The staff will use this time to get to know the cast and explore the show.

About the Show

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.

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Last updated: Mon Sep 24 2018 20:00 EDT