ACTing in our community is what we are all about. There's the story of 17-year-old Sarah, who was earning her Girl
Scout Gold award by running an art camp for the youngsters at Bea's Kids summer camp. Once she was done, there was
some $25 leftover, which the Girl Scouts require is made in an in-kind donation - she wasn't allowed to simply give
the cash to another non-profit.
Enter her sister, Julia, a 15-year-old member of the ACT touring group. She had the idea of using the funds to
pay for the ACT group to give a performance for Bea's Kids. $25 is not enough to pay for a show, so they both
held a bake sale. And they raised another $200!! This was given to ACT for the performance and a great time was
had by all! EXTRA BONUS - the actors donated their payments for the show to ACT!!
The ACT kids performed "Anansi the Spider" for the Bea's Kids children, who enjoyed the antics of the spider, lion,
elephant, and monkey. The children also enjoyed talking with the actors after the show, and examining the set and
props used for the show. ACT is now working on having Bea's Kids come to ACT for a free performance of one of our
main stage productions.
What a splendid community effort all 'round!
Bea’s Kids provides hundreds of Dallas-area K-12 students a safe, structured environment to receive assistance
with homework, guidance on personal development issues, encouragement to read books, and the opportunity to practice
self-discipline while building leadership skills.
Part of the premier leadership organization for girls, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas serves over 32,000 girls
in 32 NE Texas counties.
WEATHER ADVISORY UPDATE:
The ACT office, and all shows and rehearsals are CANCELLED through the weekend. The treacherous conditions combined with
power failures are such that we sadly have to keep the theatre closed. We anticipate reopening Monday and will keep you
informed as events warrant. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE, EVERYONE!!!
What a Way to End the Year!
Our final auditions and organizational meeting for the upcoming production of "Moulin Rouge" is this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 - there
are still openings for this production!
While we put the finishing touches on prepping the 2014 season, our final shows shows for 2013 start this weekend!
We reprise "Rocky Horror"
(a strange but fantastic seasonal tradition), and our production of "Scrooge" promises to be the best way to finish out the year.
Don't forget our wonderful Musical Director Kathy French and her fabulous cadre of talented students as she presents the final
recital on December 7th.
Mark your calendars for ACT'S 3rd Annual Awards Banquet! Details soon for this January 11 extravaganza!
ACT's own Josh Hensley is teaching Improv! Starting January 22nd, the class runs for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 7-8
and finishes with a show. If you've ever wanted to hone your skills in what may well be the most fun on stage there is, this is
your opportunity! Cost is $250 for the 10 week class. Click on the "Classes" link above for more information.
This special event features Live Actors, Music, and Lights, a Journey Through the History of Christmas in Texas, Santa's Village,
Carolers, Shopping, and Children's Activities. Plus, if you bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots you'll receive a pass for a
future Ranch tour!
ACT is excited to partner with Southfork Ranch for a most unique Christmas program! We opened over Thanksgiving weekend to great
crowds and you still have a chance to enjoy this wonderful program through December 21st.
Tickets may be purchased online for will-call pickup at the event - please bring a copy of your e-mail confirmation with you.
Prices include applicable sales tax.
Click here for dates and to order tickets.
- Adults - $12.87
- Seniors (60+) - $9.65
- Kids 5-12 - $7.51
- Kids 4-under - Free
- Groups - purchase 10 or more Adult tickets at $8.58 per ticket.
SUPER EXTRA SPECIAL ACT BONUS OFFER!!!
Executive Director Jamey is delighted to let you know that, yes, there is a Santa Claus and SANTA WILL BE THERE FOR THE KIDS TO
HAVE THEIR PICTURE MADE WITH HIM. He might look strangely familiar ...
Through an exclusive ACT offer you can order your photo in advance and get a special bonus - at the end of the tour the kids will get
to make a craft with Mrs. Claus they can take home along with their photo and memories of a very special, Texas-style Christmas! Click below
to pay ($12.75) using PayPal or credit card:
All applicable taxes and fees are included. Be sure to print and bring your receipt.
Coming to Your ACT Stage ...
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Dec 6-14 - Rocky Horror
The classic musical tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s,
"Rocky" tells the story of a newly engaged Brad and Janet, caught in a storm and finding themselves at the home
of the transvestite scientist and his muscle-man creation, Rocky Horror.
Audience Participation is REQUIRED! No outside prop bags - we will sell prop bags and guides at the door for $5 each.
No outside food, BYOB. Dress in character attire if you can - if you come without a costume or in street
clothing you will be molested! We are taking applications now for ALL parts! If you wanna be a transsexual,
transvestite, or transcendent, contact the theatre 214-810-3228!
Click here for tickets.
Kathy French's Recital - Dec 7
ACT Musical Director in Residence Kathy French is once again sharing her talented students with the ACT community! Join us as
they perform on Saturday, December 7 from 10-12, and see the up-and-coming talent of tomorrow on our stage! Your support and
encouragement is appreciated!
by Leslie Bricusse
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Inc.
Dec 6-22 - Scrooge
The classic Christmas tale comes to the ACT stage!!
$12. Click here for tickets.
Need that updated head shot for your resume? ACT recommends you give Kendra Lara, our official head shot photographer, the chance to
make your image stand out from the crowd!
Check out Kendra's Facebook page:
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