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

About Our Productions

ACT performs shows appropriate for all ages as well as those oriented toward more mature audiences. If you have any questions about the content of one of our productions please contact us.

Our shows are original productions by ACT staff and students unless otherwise noted.

Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online or at the ACT box office. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. ACT reserves the right to cancel a performance if there are less than 25 tickets sold.

Discount Tickets at the Door:
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.

Advanced purchase is strongly encouraged - our main stage productions tend to sell out!

Wheelchair-accessible seating is available. Be advised that in some of our shows strobe lighting, fog machines, and similar special effects may be used.

Online Ticketing

Through our online ticketing system you can reserve your seats, print your tickets and pay with a credit card. Tickets are not available online one hour before the performance.

Our community theatre relies on our cast members to spread the word and sell tickets to their shows - contact your favorite cast member before purchase as there may be a discount available, and also be sure to specify their name when you purchase the ticket.

Even if you leave your tickets at home, your name will be on the door list. We will be waiting for you!

Should you encounter difficulty completing your purchase online please send an e-mail to boxoffice@artcentretheatre.com. Be sure to include your name and phone number as well as the performance in which you're interested. You will be contacted via phone for your credit card information to complete the purchase. Do not include your credit card information in the e-mail.

Common Issues:

Discount code not accepted - if you have been provided a discount code you must purchase the tickets before the first show opens. Once the run begins discounts are no longer valid (an incentive to purchase your tickets early!).

Could not print receipt - Check the e-mail that you used when registering with the ticketing system - a copy of the tickets are sent to that address. You can log back into the ticketing system and reprint your receipt and tickets. We will have your reservation at the door, so you can just bring ID and you will be good to go.

The system keeps erroring off - common errors are from the credit card expiration date format - it should be entered 'mmyy'. Some cards are now giving an exact day, please use only the month and year.

Current Offerings on the ACT Main Stage

NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Seats that are not occupied by the scheduled start time of a show are subject to release and resale.

Dates and times are subject to change. Check back often!

Advance purchase prices are listed by the show descriptions below. Buying in advance is recommended; shows tend to sell out, so you are encouraged to buy early!

     Advance Purchase: $15 per seat, or $12 for members unless otherwise noted.

     Door Purchase: $15 per seat unless otherwise noted.

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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
Orchestrations by David Manning & Nathan Wang
REEFER MADNESS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
August 14-30 - Reefer Madness

The musical born from the cult classic B movie of the same name comes to the ACT stage! Community authorities are alarmed over rampant narcotic use - especially marijuana, which causes wild behavior and possible insanity! The high school principal fears for his students! The pushers hold clandestine marijuana parties trying to get kids hooked! Innocent teen sweethearts find themselves caught up in the lunacy! Mature content.

$15 ($12 for members).
An Original ACT Production
August 28-September 6 - MEAN GIRLS

It's true that in nature only the strong survive--especially for teen girls navigating the unwritten rules of society and fighting the brutal battles of psychological warfare found only in high-school. Difficult for anyone, unless, of course ... you're MEAN. The talented teens of ACT deliver this compelling production.

$15 ($12 for members).
Book, Music & Lyrics by Barry Wyner
Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
August 28-September 6 - Calvin Berger

17th century France comes to a present day high school in this lively recreation of the classic story about Cyrano de Bergerac. Calvin Berger, young and comically neurotic about the size of his nose and way too shy to ask out the girl of his dreams decides to communicate with her by way of the handsome new kid in school. This heartfelt musical will have audiences of all ages laughing -- and identifying. The talented teens of ACT deliver this wonderful show.

$15 ($12 for members).
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Book and lyrics by Eric Idle - Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
Presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100
New York, NY 10018
(866) 378-9758
www.theatricalrights.com
September 11-20 - SPAMALOT

The 2005 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, SPAMALOT returns to the ACT stage! This fabulous musical comedy, "lovingly ripped off" from the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," finds King Arthur seeking knights to join him at the Round Table, where they are tasked by God to find the Holy Grail. Encountering a host of hysterical characters along the way, including the French Taunter, the Knights of Ni, Tim the Enchanter, and the Dark Knight, Arthur's knights are challenged on their quest in ways unimaginable - and very, very funny!

$15 ($12 for members).
An ACT Special Event
A Folding Chairs Comedy Original Production
September 19 - Folding Chairs Comedy: Not a Cult

Folding Chairs have been performing together for over a year now and have grown so close, and gained such a devoted following, we feel it necessary to assure the public that we are "Not a Cult" (although we have been known to drink Kool-Aid occasionally). Join us once again at the Art Centre Theatre for another show filled with original sketch comedy and a little improv mixed in for fun. It'll be 90 minutes of wackiness - laughing yourself out of your seats is in your future! Mature content. 18 and older please. BYOB, beer and wine donation bar available.

$20
ACT's Production of Aida School Edition
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang.
Originally directed on Broadway by Robert Falls
Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
Presented by special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI)
421 W 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684
www.mtishows.com
September 25-October 4

The TONY Award-winning musical comes to the ACT stage, bringing the soaring music of Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice that graces this epic story of love and betrayal. Enslaved princess Aida loves Egyptian soldier Radames, who is to wed the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. Even nations at war cannot stand between the forbidden love of Aida and Radames, though she finds that as leader of her people the landscape of her heart is, indeed, treacherous. Can one example of true devotion transcend the differences between their cultures?

$15 ($12 for members).
by Paul Rudnick
Presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
October 9-18 - I Hate Hamlet

Andrew, star of a hit TV show, seems to have it all. And then the show is canceled. He lands the role of Hamlet, for a special staging in Central Park, but remains unhappy - and really not interested. His relationship with girlfriend Dierdre is strained, at best, and his agent, Lillian, is a little "off." Nevertheless, he joins her in a seance to try and bring back the legendary John Barrymore, the famous actor who once played Hamlet. As it happens, he gets help from Barrymore's ghost and ultimately performs in the play. As it happens, Barrymore's ghost has an agenda of his own, deciding to go after Dierdre! Clever and funny, this show is an affectionate look at the antics of live theatre and the people that love it.

$15 ($12 for members).




Written by Alex Timbers
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Originally produced by Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre, Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham,
Managing Director, Los Angeles, CA
New York Premiere produced by the Public Theater, Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director
Developed in association with Les Freres Corbusier
Presented by special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI)
421 W 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684
www.mtishows.com
October 9-18 - Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Think political life in early America was staid and boring? Think again! Follow America's seventh President in this rocking, outrageously funny comedy, from his early days on the frontier to his rowdy tenure in the nation's capitol. An energizing rock score and unforgettable cast of characters help remind us that there's really not much new going on ... Mature content.

$15 ($12 for members).




Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Richard O'Brien's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
October 23-November 7 - The Rocky Horror Show

ACT's annual offering of the cult classic! It's a dark and stormy night, and innocents Brad and Janet find themselves at a strange castle wherein they find the transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his "perfect" creation Rocky, and an assortment of other characters that are minimally described as ... CRAZY! Mature content.

$15 ($12 for members).
An ACT Original Production
October 23-November 8 - Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog

Wannabe super villain and video blogger, Dr. Horrible, wants to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil, but his plans are spoiled by Captain Hammer, a super hero with an enormous ego. Things get even more interesting when Dr. Horrible falls for the beautiful Penny, an advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat. But Penny has her eye on the conceited Captain Hammer after he apparently saves her life. Can Dr. Horrible overcome the hero and get the girl?

$15 ($12 for members).
An ACT Original Production
November 13-22 - Mixed Nuts

Teen and Adult productions.

It's a dark Christmas Eve in Ohio, for a serial killer has the population on edge. A group of counselors have their hands full with the normal holiday nuts and problems of their own. With the staffers overly busy, they're unlikely to notice much even if someone drops dead ... which they do. It would take a Christmas miracle to solve their problems. Can this assorted group of nuts, along with a Christmas tree, a fruit cake, and a pistol, find some type of divine intervention on this Christmas Eve?

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.

by Tammy Venable
Inspired by the movie "Secretary."
An original ACT presentation.
November 27-December 6 - Grey's Secretary

Young, emotionally disturbed Lee Holloway is released from the safe confines of a mental instution and tries to function in the outside world. Living with her parents (who have issues of their own), she starts a relationship with the kind but dull Peter, and finds work as a legal secretary to rigid and demanding attorney E. Edward Grey. Grey's stern and subtly cruel demeanor strikes a chord deep in Lee's psyche, and she finds herself entangled in a sadomasochistic relationship with him. An exploration into the world of dysfunctional relationships and adult erotica, "Grey's Secretary" is a compelling look at the paths some travel in the twisting, turning mazes of human relationships. Mature themes. Adults 18 and over only - IDs will be checked at the door.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.




Presented by special arrangement with
SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Based on the book by Barbara Robinson
December 4-20 - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple! Features plenty enjoyment for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!

$15 ($12 for members).


Coming to the ACT Stage in 2016

The 2016 season promises to be as exciting and varied as you've come to expect. Here's a look at some of the great shows we'll be bringing to our stage:

An ACT Original Production
January 22-31 - Clue

Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Wadsworth the butler? All of our favorite suspects are here in this all-time favorite whodunit, based on the classic board game and made into the cult-followed 1985 movie. Witty, dastardly, and filled with twists and turns in the classic murder mystery format.

Note - there will be a special Thursday night show on January 28th featuring ACT parents and their kids each performing one act of the show! A must see ACT family event!

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Presented by special arrangement with
R&H Theatricals
229 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
February 19-March 6 - FOOTLOOSE

This musical adapted from the Oscar-nominated movie of the same name exploded onto the stage to the thrill of audiences everywhere, garnering Tony nominations for its brilliant Top-40 score. FOOTLOOSE celebrates the fundamental life force that is music, as we watch Ren and his mother move from big-city Chicago to a small farming town--one in which local edicts include a ban on dancing (instituted by a local preacher) that is supposed to "protect the youth." The preacher's daughter has eyes for Ren, however, and the story takes some interesting turns, set to the fabulous music and choreography that is the hallmark of this great show. show for all ages!

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
by Michael Frayn
March 11-20 - Noises Off

Considered one of the (if not "THE") funniest farces ever written, Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best Play, Tony and Drama Desk best play nominee, "Noises Off" presents a manic cast of actors working on a really terrible play called "Nothing's On." Plenty of physical comedy, on-stage and off-stage intrigue, and some brilliantly clever dialog, this hilarious play will keep you grinning long after the lights are out. Oh - and sardines. We mustn't forget the sardines.

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Adapted from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Book by William F. BrownW
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
June 6-15 - The Wiz

This fantastic musical comedy won 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz with all your favorite characters is set to a fabulous mixture of soul, gospel, and rock music. A family-friendly, fun an energetic show for all ages!

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Cinderella: The Tale of the Glass Slipper
Book, Music and Lyrics
by JANET YATES VOGT and MARK FRIEDMAN
Presented by special arrangement with
Vogt Friedman Music LLC
2521 Ritchie Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
June 17-26 - Cinderella: The Tale of the Glass Slipper

The beloved, timeless story is brought to the stage in this fresh, musically powerful version by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. Constantly mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is cheated out of a chance to go the the Royal Ball. But, with a little help from her impetuous and funny Fairy Godmother, and her friend, the kind rat Putterman, her dreams will come true!

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Adaptation
July 15-24 - The Days of Disco

"Say, brother, slip me some skin! Are you hip to the jive? Can you feel what I'm layin' down?" You just made a deal with the devil! It's that wonderful decade of the '70s--flared trousers, platform shoes, open neck shirts, and GLITTER! In "The Days of Disco" we journey with Peter Faust as he moves from lowly busboy to rock god! How? PURE EVIL! It's an explosion of songs, split your pants dance routines, and lots and lots and lots of GLITTER!

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with Paul Boyd Music
Original book, music, and lyrics by Paul Boyd
September 24-October 2 - HUNCHBACK THE MUSICAL

The sensational Paul Boyd ("RED: THE RED RIDING HOOD MUSICAL" and "ALICE THE MUSICAL") has a new musical at the ACT stage, with the Southwest premier of this gripping rendition of the classic story, inspired by the Victor Hugo novel. Opening in the UK in 2013 to rave reviews, this unique adaptation of the story brings stellar music and surprising humor to the story of the Archdeacon of Norte Dame Cathedral and his love affair with the gypsy girl Esmerelda - only to find that the object of his affections is in love with the fickle Captain Phoebus. But there's so much more ... this is not your typical telling of the well-known story!

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams Presented by special arrangement with
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
570 7th Avenue, Ste 2100
New York, NY 10018
October 21-November 6 - The Addams Family

The eccentric, macabre family returns to the ACT stage! Morticia, Gomez, Fester, Pugsly, and Wednesday have their hands full with Wednesday's new love interest and his family. At a dinner party to end all dinner parties, the families get together for some wickedly fun "full disclosure." Vibrant music and hysterical dialog are the hallmarks of this wildly popular offering which has played around the world.

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Richard O'Brien's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
October 21-November 5 - The Rocky Horror Show

ACT's annual offering of the cult classic! It's a dark and stormy night, and innocents Brad and Janet find themselves at a strange castle wherein they find the transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his "perfect" creation Rocky, and an assortment of other characters that are minimally described as ... CRAZY! Mature content.

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.

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