Acting for Life! Support your ACT!
5220 Village Creek Dr, Plano, Texas 75093 ~ 214-810-3228      
Jamey Jamison, Executive Director       A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

They're almost gone! Get your Ts before it's too late!

It's the final two weekends of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," and your last change to pick up on these awesome commemorative Chicken Ranch T-shirts. We only have XL remaining in inventory. A mere twenty bucks at the front desk. Get yours today!

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!

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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.

KERA members can receive a two-for-one discount at the door for non-special event shows! Look up the show date and time, note your desired seats from those available, and e-mail with your request so we can hold your reservation; you may pay at the door when you show your KERA membership card.

Trying to Get a Break? The first Tuesday of every month ACT provides FREE SPACE for anyone wishing to have their works heard. Please book in advance by contacting the Executive Director, Jamey Jamison (

Center Stage at ACT:

Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney
Music by Dan Studney
Lyrics by Kevin Murphy
Originally directed by ANDY FICKMAN and produced by STEPHANIE STEELE for DEAD OLD MAN PRODUCTIONS
Presented through special arrangement with
R&H Theatricals
229 W 28th St, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Apr 14-30:      Reefer Madness

In 1936, an anti-drug propaganda film called Reefer Madness was released, portraying the disasters that ensue when some teenagers decide to try "marihuana" -- otherwise known as the devil's drug. In the 1970s, the film was rediscovered and became a cult classic due to its over-the-top portrayal of the alleged dangers of smoking weed, which include death, destruction, madness and ... [gasp!] jazz. Inspired by the original film, this tongue-in-cheek musical comedy takes the fun to a "higher" level, memorializing the melodrama in songs that range from Broadway-style show-stoppers to swing tunes. It would be a big mistake to (puff, puff) pass on this Art Centre Theatre production of Reefer Madness: The Musical.

Special performance at 7:30 on - you guessed it - Thursday, 4/20!

18 and older, please.

$15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system.

Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson
Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall
Based on a story by Larry L. King
Presented through special arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.
235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
Apr 14-30:      The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Nothing is sacred in this raucous send-up of small town vice, politics, and religion. Welcome to the best, ah, "pleasure palace" in the great state of Texas, the Chicken Ranch (in business since the mid-1800s!). This crazy look into the inner workings of Miss Mona's bordello and her panoply of patrons - mayors, senators, governors ... entire football teams, along with the machinations of the ever-watchful Watchdog, who doggedly uses his righteous television cameras to try and expose the institution, is a laugh a minute with some clever and catchy tunes. Dance a little sidestep to ACT!

Mature content. Obviously.

$15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system.

Books and Lyrics by Joe Dipietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Based on a concept by
George W. George
Presented by special arrangement with
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
1180 Avenue of the Americas, Ste 640
New York, NY 10036
May 5-21:      MEMPHIS

The Tony Award winning musical comes to the ACT stage, direct from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee. The seedy nightclubs, controversial radio stations, and the recording studios that were the Memphis music scene where rock-and-roll was born. Meet Huey Calhoun, a DJ with a passion for rhythm and blues, and Felicia Farrell, a black singer trying to make her mark. They meet on famous Beale street, fall in love, and run into a world that is unable to accept their love for each other. Some fabulous dancing, great music and a powerful emotional message, come together for a masterful show.

$15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system.

Check out more of our upcoming shows on the On Stage page: CLICK HERE

Main Stage productions, discount prices!

The ACT Flexpass and Golden Tickets are great ways to save at the box office! Discounts up to 30%!

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New Shopping Opportunity to Support Your ACT!

You already shop online - why not support ACT while you do it? Hundreds of merchants are accessible through our new partner,, including Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. Take one extra step in your shopping and click the image above to go to your favorite merchant and your purchase could result in up to 15% going to support your favorite theatre! Save the link ( in your favorites and enjoy your shopping!

Official Hotel of ACT for April!

Visitors to our great community can take advantage of significant discounts when you stay at one of the premiere hotels in Plano. Call the theatre for more information!

Do you like to shop?

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). 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!

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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!

Art Centre Theatre        ACT is funded in part by:
City of Plano


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