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 Once the run begins discounts are no longer valid (an incentive to purchase your tickets early!).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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Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
May 29-June 7 - Chicago

The beloved musical arrives on the ACT stage! It's Chicago in the 1920s, where housewife Roxie Hart sets her sights on vaudeville stardom. She takes a twisted path, promised a big break by Fred Casely at the Onyx Club, but ends killing him and lands in the Cook County Jail wherein lies an unbelievable cast of characters including Velma, who is believed to have killed her husband, the matron "Mama" Morton, and shark lawyer Billy Flynn. Unforgettable music wraps this powerful and popular drama.

$15 ($12 for members).
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Produced through special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.
May 28-June 7 - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Teen production.

The beloved and hysterical "Cliff Notes" version of the Bard's work returns to the ACT stage in this popular production. Want to see all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in less than 100 minutes? Done! Of course, "Titus Andronicus" may show up as a cooking show, "Othello" is set to rap, and "Hamlet" will take all of a minute or two ...

$15 ($12 for members).
Teen Cast:
Original book, music and lyrics by
Paul Boyd
From the books by Lewis Carroll
June 19-28 - Alice: The Musical

Youth and adult productions.

Paul Boyd's spectacular musical adaptation of the beloved tale arrives at ACT for its Texas Premiere! Join Alice on a golden afternoon as she follows the elusive White Rabbit into Wonderland, where she meets The Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and confronts the Queen of Hearts and her army of playing cards. Memorable songs and hilarious scenes bring this beloved tale to life in this high-energy performance!

$15 ($12 for members).
Youth Cast:
Adult Cast:
June 25 & 26 - Summertime Fun at the ACT!!

It's a special summer fundraiser with fabulous entertainment from the Folding Chairs comedy troupe!! They'll be putting on their own hysterical version of "Adventures in Wonderland" - with a twist! YOU get to decide how the show unfolds as the wild characters in Wonderland go on their quest!

Come out, have some family and grown-up fun, and support your ACT!! Thursday, June 25 from 6:00-9:30 is the Kid's event, with games, food, prizes, karaoke, and the special kid-friendly show from the spectacular Folding Chairs comedy troupe! Then, on Friday, June 26 from 6:00-midnight(ish!) it's time for "grown-up" fun, with a donation bar, silent auction, food, poker, karoake, and another great show from Folding Chairs (mature content)!

Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and under, $20 for ages 13 and over. A meal and beverage is included with the ticket price.

Presented by special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI)
All authorized performance materials supplied by MTI
421 W 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684
www.mtishows.com
July 3-12 - Seussical

Youth and Adult productions.

"Oh, the thinks you can think!" Dr. Seuss's beloved characters meet on stage in this widely performed musical. Fun for the entire family and with memorable music, colorful characters, and lessons in the power of friendship and faithfulness, we'll meet Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Jojo, Lazy Mayzie, Gertrude McFuzz, and more when Horton discovers a speck of dust containing the Whos (guilty of thinking too many thinks!). Horton must protect he Whos from certain destruction by those who doubt the existence of Whoville, as well as guard an abandoned egg (thanks to a trick by Lazy Mayzie). Horton faces danger, ridicule, and a sham trial before we find out what happens. A "must see" that will make you, well, think!

$15 ($12 for members).
Youth Cast:
Adult Cast:
July 17-26 - Sweeney Todd

Teen and Adult casts.

Benjamin Barker, now Sweeney Todd, returns to London after years in exile for a crime he didn't commit. He finds his wife dead, and his daughter held captive by the evil Judge Turpin. A barbarous rampage ensues - aided by Mrs. Lovett, Todd opens a barber shop and exacts his revenge by charming his customers into the shop, and with a quick flash of a razor across their necks ends their lives. Mature Content.

$15 ($12 for members).
Teen Cast:
Adult Cast:
Presented by special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI)
All authorized performance materials supplied by MTI
421 W 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684
www.mtishows.com
July 31-August 9 - Into the Woods

Youth and Adult casts.

A baker and his wife, childless and under an evil curse, try to find relief by journeying into the woods. They encounter a host of fairy tale characters - Rapunzel, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and others - and learn the difficult lesson that getting what you want involves taking responsibility for it.

$15 ($12 for members).
Presented by special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI)
All authorized performance materials supplied by MTI
421 W 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684
www.mtishows.com
August 14-23 - Grease

Wholesome good girl Sandy and greaser renegade Danny fall in love over the summer. They never expect to see each other again, but when they discover they're now attending the same high school, social differences challenge their romance.

$15 ($12 for members).
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>br? REEFER MADNESS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
August 14-23 - 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).
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Original Production Directed and Staged by Moss Hart
Based on “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White
Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
September 11-20 - Camelot

King Arthur has solidified the kingdom, and formed the Knights of the Round Table to serve the causes of justice and right. He's nervous, though, about his pending arranged marriage to Guenevere. She, in turn, does not like the idea of being Queen, and by virtue of falling in love with the Knight Lancelot, things being to fall apart in the outwardly idyllic kingdom. High drama with classic themes the world has loved to share for hundreds and hundreds of years.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An original ACT production based on the ancient Hanukkah story.
September 11-20 - Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Hanukkah-hating goblins roam the hills near the village, determined to ruin the festivities. The villagers find their menorah candles snuffed and dreidels destroyed, but the goblins weren't counting on the quick-witted Hershel, who shows up and outsmarts them in clever and creative ways, saving the holiday!

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
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). 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 23-31 - 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). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Production
October 23-November 1 - 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). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with
SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Music by Dana P. Rowe
Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey
Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy
October 23-November 1 - Zombie Prom

It's the 1950s and Enrico Fermi High schools' pretty Toffee has fallen in a big way for the local bad boy. Her family insists the relationship must end, and he rides off to the nearest nuclear waste dump, only to return with a certain new "glow" to win back the heart of the girl he loves. Fabulous original music in the style of the era and a lively set of characters make this Off-Broadway hit a must see!

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


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