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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, 5:00–8:00 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.

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

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regpreview: Registration for Summer Season 2018 will open Tuesday, May 1st and remain open through Tuesday, May 15th.

regopened: Registration for Summer Season 2018 is open now and will remain open through Tuesday, May 15th.

regclosed: Registration for Summer Season 2018 is now closed. E-mail notifications will be sent after the lottery, and we will update this page at that time.

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This summer ACT will produce 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.

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.

Rehearsals for Singin' in the Rain and Chicago are blocked out Monday-Thursday, 5-8 PM. Sundays will be used if the director feels it is necessary to keep the production on track. The cast will be given sufficient notice if Sunday needs to be scheduled.

A large time commitment is expected from every actor accepted into Summer Season 2018. Both Singing in the Rain and Chicago involve a significant amount of singing, dancing, acting, and rehearsal time. Please read what is expected of each actor before registering your child for the productions.

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 SS18, 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 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 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, 5:00–8:00 PM

5–8 PM

Specifics subject to change

MUSIC: Tuesday and Thursday

SCENES & DANCE: Tuesday and Thursday

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, 5:00–8:00 PM

5–8 PM

Specifics subject to change

DANCE: Monday and Wednesday

SCENES: Monday and Tuesday

MUSIC: Monday and Wednesday

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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