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ACT Summer Season 2018
Executive Producer:Matt Lundeen
Registration:May 1–15
Fee:$250 due at auditions
Auditions:May 21 & 24, 5:00–7:00 PM
Call Backs:June 4–7, 5–7:30 PM for all ACTors
Parent Meeting:Monday, June 4th, 6–7 PM

Starting Monday, June 11th 5–7 PM.

See below for show-specific details.

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Dress Rehearsals:Jul 29–Aug 1
Performances:Aug 2–5
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Summer Season 2018

Welcome to ACT's Summer Season 2018!

This summer ACT is producing two musicals. The shows are Singin' in the Rain Jr and Chicago. 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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Audition Preparation

For audition instructions, follow the link below for the appropriate show.

Actors aged 13 may choose to audition for Chicago or Singin' in the Rain. Casting is at the discretion of the artistic staff, and there is no guarantee an actor aged 13 will be placed in the show of their choice.


Initial auditions will be held on Monday May 21st and Thursday May 25th in the ACT Space at 115 Massachusetts Avenue.

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Our first meeting will be held on Monday, June 4th, from 5:00–7:30 PM at 115 Massachusetts Avenue. Parents will meet from 6–7 PM to review the logistics of the shows and solicit volunteers for the various production committees.

Callbacks will continue for all ACTors Tuesday through Thursday, June 5–7 from 5:00–7:30 PM.

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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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Details for 2018

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 SS18 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 4th 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!

Singin' In The Rain
Producer:Tammy Moran
Kelly Flaherty
Director:Jenna Corcoran
Music Director:Emily Roos
Assistant Director:Melissa Rawson
Character Descriptions
Auditions:May 21&24, 5:00–7:00 PM

5–8 PM

Specifics subject to change

MUSIC: Tuesday and Thursday

SCENES & DANCE: Tuesday and Thursday

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Sun Jul 29 5–9 PM
Tue Jul 31 5–9 PM
Performances: 7 PM Thu Aug 2
10 AM Sat Aug 4
7 PM Sat Aug 4
Singin' in the Rain JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline — the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.
Producers: Emily Winston
Director:Thomas Nickerson
Music Director:Chris Charig
Choreographer:Jaime Joseph
Asst. Dir.:Samantha Donahue
Character Descriptions
Auditions:May 21&24, 5:00–7:00 PM

5–8 PM

Specifics subject to change

DANCE: Monday and Wednesday

SCENES: Monday and Tuesday

MUSIC: Monday and Wednesday

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Mon Jul 30 5–9 PM
Wed Aug 1 5–9 PM
Performances: 7 PM Fri Aug 3
2 PM Sat Aug 4
2 PM Sun Aug 5
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.


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