The Place to ACT for Life
5220 Village Creek Dr, Plano, Texas 75093 ~ 214-810-3228                Jamey Jamison, Executive Director                A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Welcome to The Art Centre Theatre - the finest community of talented youth, teens and adults in the North Texas area. Conveniently located in Plano, we offer instruction in theatre arts, music, dance, voice and more, last year serving over 700 children and staging over 50 complete productions. We hope you'll enjoy our shows, and consider joining our rapidly growing family!

'Tis the Season! "A Charlie Brown Kind of Christmas" continues this weekend!

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Special One-Day Class with Blake Rushing!

Blake Rushing ACT is delighted to see the return of our own Blake Rushing, 10 year acting and directing veteran of our productions now attending the American Musical Dramatic Academy College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts (AMDA) in New York City. Blake will be holding a one-day Musical Theatre Class/Workshop on Friday, January 2nd, from 9:00-5:00 here at ACT.

Blake has been a voice actor with Radio Disney for eight years, and trained in Ballet, Tap and Jazz for twelve. He trained as well at the Broadway Theatre Project for the previous three years as a student and faculty intern, working with Broadway performers such as Mandy Gonzalez, Tony winner Donna McKeknie, and the legendary Ben Vereen.

The class will include lessons and workshops on cold readings, acting foundation techniques (which includes some fun games!), beginner theatre dance and musical theatre history.

Blake's goal is to encourage aspiring young artists to take chances, and emphasizes that with hard work and practice, they can accomplish anything!

Students should bring a sack lunch and water bottles for throughout the day.

$75. Fill out the form below to register:

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On your ACT stage ...

An ACT Original Production based on the work of Charles Schulz.
December 5-21 - A Charlie Brown Kind of Christmas

Join the cast of characters from the wonderful imagination of Charles Schulz, loved the world over for over half-a-century, in this special Christmas musical celebration!

$15 ($12 for members).
An Original Murder Mystery by
Folding Chairs
January 2 and 3, 7:30 - The Santa Claus Murder

Join us for this special dinner theatre murder mystery presentation! The Folding Chairs comedy troupe returns to the ACT stage, hosting fabulous fun with dinner and dessert served (dinner includes one beverage, additional soft drinks $2, donation beer and wine bar available).

Santa returns from his Christmas delivery in a foul mood - foul enough, evidently, to get himself killed! Was it one of the angry elves--perhaps Slitzy or Schwartzy? Perhaps it was Mrs. Claus, weary of Santa's weird travel schedule and giving him his insulin shots every night ... or, did the beloved Buddy the Elf finally snap and do him in? Detective Gus Kahn and Psychic Shawna Kirk are on the case in this clever and surprising show. Mature content.

Produced by arrangment with
560 Lexington Avenue,
New York, NY 10022
January 9-18 - Cabaret

Some of the most memorable music written for the stage accompanies the story of Sally Bowles, a British singer in a 1930s-era Berlin cabaret, who falls in love with Cliff Bradshaw, an American writer. Flamboyant Sally reflects the happy face on what turns out to be dark times as the Nazis rise to power in Germany. Mature content.

$15 ($12 for members).

Special half-price at the door show on Thursday the 15th at 7:30.

Click the "Tickets" link above to book your seats now!

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Online shoppers using Amazon can return %.5 of your eligible purchase to ACT! Click on the logo below, then sign in to your Amazon account as normal. That's all there is to it!

Also, you can shop at these local merchants, tell 'em we sent you - and ACT gets 1% (.05% at Kroger)!! At Tom Thumb or Randalls, give them our code #12939 when you check out. At Albertson's, give them #49001026649 (or, better, use a barcode tag you can get at the ACT front desk). At Target Stores, use your RED Card - go to to link your card to ACT. For Kroger, link your Kroger Plus card to the ACT organization using number 45989 - go to to establish the link. Note that many of these programs require annual renewal of your community organization links.
Attention Plano Arts Groups! ACT is making available at no charge a room for use in the artistic pursuits, the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00-9:00 PM, for activities supporting 10-to-25 people. Contact for details and scheduling!


ACT has terrific sponsorship opportunities for you and/or your business. Click here for additional information, or please contact our Executive Director, Jamey Jamison at 214-810-3228 (or e-mail for further information.

Discount Tickets:

Patrons and the employees of the fabulous Plano hotels and motels are entitled to a 10% discount off any tickets purchased at the door; show a receipt or current pay stub. (Receipts must be dated within 15 days of the show date.)

PISD Teachers, Plano Fire-fighters and Law-enforcement officers, City Of Plano employees, and members of the armed forces receive a 10% discount at the door with proper ID.

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We can't do it without YOU! ACT is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization. Your tax-deductible donation is appreciated!

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