Performing: May 21 – 23, 2020

From the moment the spotlight focuses on Dorothy and her clever dog, Toto, this enchanting tale begins to spin as the sounds of a tornado are heard. This non-musical play version of the beloved classic is sure to leave students saying “There’s no place like ACT”

Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, New York, NY

Director: Sarah Smith
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Kaylah Dixon
Producers: Fay Chang
Ages: 7–12
Venue: Rehearsals and performances at Arlington Children’s Theatre, 115 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA
Fee: $275 due by 3/23/20.
No refunds thereafter. Make Payment
Registration: Starting January 7th


A waitlist is maintained

Children of ACT Board members are granted a limited early registration period.


ACTor/Parent Meeting: Sunday, March 1st from 6p-7p

All actors and one parent must attend the informational meeting where we will share more details about the production, the audition process and begin sign-ups for volunteer committees.


All forms are due Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Registration Packet [doc][pdf]

ACT has recently revised our registration paperwork to be more streamlined and effective for you. There has also been changes made to the content in the packet. Please be sure to read thoroughly.

Auditions: TBD

All ACTors accepted into the production must take part in one of the audition workshops to determine where they best fit into the production. Specific roles will be assigned at the sole discretion of the artistic staff/audition panel.

Rehearsals: First Rehearsal: TBD

Tuesdays: 5pm-8pm

Wednesdays: 5pm-8pm

Select Sundays (time TBD)

ACTors will only be required for rehearsals where their character is called. Absences are strongly discouraged, and more than two absences during the staging of any single scene will result in the ACTor being cut from the scene. Attendance is mandatory for all runs and technical and dress rehearsals from May 17th ONWARD unless written permission from the artistic director is requested and received, prior to the audition workshop.

Tech Rehearsals: Week of May 17th. Exact days and times TBD.
Dress Rehearsals: Exact days and times TBD.
Performances: Thursday, May 21 at 7pm

Friday, May 22 at 7pm

Saturday, May 23 at 3pm

Saturday, May 23 at 7pm