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Jamey Jamison, Executive Director       A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

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. Exchanges are allowed for a different performance of a production. Seats may not be exchanged from one production to another.. ACT reserves the right to cancel a performance if there are less than 25 tickets sold. Member discounts are valid only for online purchases and not at the door.

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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

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 boxoffice@artcentretheatre.com with your request so we can hold your reservation; you may pay at the door when you show your KERA membership card.

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!

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Current and Upcoming Shows on the ACT Main Stage

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  • If a performance is sold out, you may be placed on our stand-by list when you arrive at the theatre, approximately 1/2 hour prior to curtain. We do not place names on the stand-by list unless you are physically present at the theatre.
  • ACT Member discounts are valid only for online purchases and not at the door.
  • No outside food or beverages; concessions are available before and during intermissions of most performances. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE THEATRE, PLEASE.
  • Buying in advance through our online system is recommended; shows tend to sell out, so you are encouraged to buy early! ACT Members who buy online may also take advantage of automatic discounts; click the "Members/Sponsors" link above for more information on our membership program.



    Interested in performing in an ACT production? Experienced or not, young or old, you may be just who we're looking for! CLICK HERE to go to our Auditions page and find out more!

     

     

     

     

     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

    April 20-28,2018:

    Reefer Madness

     

    Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won't be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like 'Down at the Ol' Five and Dime' and the Vegas-style 'Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,' featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels. This dynamic show will go straight to your head! REEFER MADNESS is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary. It contains adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness. It therefore may be inappropriate for younger performers and audiences

    MATURE audiences only - 18 yrs+

    Adult Cast:

     

     Original Production

     By Award Winning Local Playright

     Everett Newton

    April 20 - 29, 2018:

    Nun Puncher: A Rock Opera

    As a recent graduate of the Happy Buddha's Online Course for Complete and Total Nunnery, Sister Sandi Spagnanowicz is excited to begin her new career as a nun. However, all is not as it seems at the Heavenly Sisters of Bovina Convent, the East Texas convent to which she's been assigned. Sandi soon learns that evil Mother Superior, the convent's leader and drummer extraordinaire, has, through the hypnotic beats of her drumming, brainwashed the convent's caretaker and two monks from a neighboring monastery to join her heavy metal band, Nun Puncher. Thus begins her quest to record an album and distribute it worldwide so that she can rule the world with her hypnotic drum beats.

    Will Sandi be able to stop Mother Superior's bid for world domination, or will Mother Superior ultimately control us all? The answer to this, and many other scintillating questions await in the world premiere of this melodic heavy metal rock opera, with original music performed live by local band, Nun Puncher!

    Adult Cast:

    Music and Lyrics by ROGER MILLER 
    Book by WILLIAM HAUPTMAN 
    Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain 

    May4-20, 2018:

    Big River

    Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Fin; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.

    Adult Cast:Click here for tickets.

                              

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    May 12, 2018:

    Battle Of The Sexes

    Come out for a night of comedy and competition. The finalists for the “Battle of the Sexes Comedy Show” are OnStage! The final four comedians will be judged by VIPs in the DFW entertainment industry AND YOU! Yes, YOUR VOTE will mean something to these up and coming entertainers.

    Who will be the last sex standing? Who will be the winner of their own headlining comedy show?

    Don’t miss this FINALE!

    (18+)

    Click here for tickets.

                                   Samuel French, Inc.

                                   235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor

                                  New York, NY 10003

                                   Local: (212) 206-8990

                                  Fax: (212) 206-1429

     

     

    May 25-June 3, 2018:

    Heathers The Musical

    The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass...but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

    Teen Cast: 

     

    June 8 & 9, 2018:

    Plano Comedy Festival

    The Plano Comedy Festival, Plano’s largest comedy event June 8th to June 9th will feature headliners Aaron Aryanpur (Funniest Comic in Texas, FOX), Jonny Bratsveen (Comedy Central’s Hart of the City), Mac Blake (Just For Laughs in Montreal) and Josh Johnson (Comedy Central, FOX) along with 40 of the best stand-up Texas-based comedians who have performed all over the country. The festival will feature two shows a day both Friday and Saturday night.

    Tickets for individual shows are available for $15:

    Single day passes and full weekend VIP passes are available for $25 and $40 respectively: Click Here To Purchase

    Dramatic Publishing
    311 Washington St.
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    Phone: 1-800-448-7469
    Fax: 1-800-334-5302

                           Youth Click Here to Register.

    June 15-17, 2018:

    The House at Pooh Corner

    Christopher Robin has decided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest. Probably they'll go to the North Pole or to the South Pole. For there is a dark, mysterious threat that he's to be sent away to Education. Nobody knows exactly what or where that is, and if he's sent to such a distant place, what can his friends possibly do without him? So it's generally agreed that they'll run away. As the situation becomes clearer, Christopher Robin isn't quite so sure that running away is the answer.

     

    Youth Cast: 

     

                                         Samuel French, Inc.

                                             235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor

                                          New York, NY 10003

                                          Local: (212) 206-8990

                                           Fax: (212) 206-1429

                                   Youth Click Here to Register.

     

    June 15-23, 2018:

    She Kills Monsters

    A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

    Youth Cast: 

     

                           

                                 A Pickola Tesla Production

     

    June 22, 2018:

    Law & Disorder

    Drop your weapons!! Pickola Telsa's comedy scientists are excited about their latest creation! "Law & Disorder: Sketch Comedy Unit" is a stinky swat team van full of original sketch comedy and musical parody! Pickola's scientists go deep undercover ( within the safety of their lab of course) to investigate cop documentaries, courtroom dramas and crime cliches. They can't wait to re-enact their hilarious findings for you! What happens when a crime reenactment team arrives too early? Is Judge Judy getting carried away? What's the newest version of CSI? What do mobsters do in their spare time? Find out in this PG-13, clever comedy show. Don't forget to wear sunglasses and mustaches for extra fun!

     

    Produced by special arrangement by:

    Dramatic Publishing
    311 Washington St.
    Woodstock, IL 60098

                      Adults Click Here to Audtion.

                     Youth Click Here to Register.

    June 30- July 7, 2018:

    James and the Giant Peach

    James' happy life at the English seaside is rudely ended when his parents are killed by a rhinoceros and he goes to live with his two horrid aunts. Daringly saving the life of a spider he comes into possession of magic boiled crocodile tongues, after which an enormous peach starts to grow in the garden. Venturing inside he meets not only the spider but a number of new friends including a ladybug and a centipede who help him with his plan to try and get to New York.

     

    Adult Cast:  Click here for tickets.

    Youth Cast: Click here for tickets.

     

     

    CATS is presented by arrangement with

    The Musical Company, LP, 214 Sullivan Street, Ste.
    4, New York, NY, 10012-1354.

     www.themusicalcompany.com Phone: (212) 598-2204.

    Email: info@themusicalcompany.com."

    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Elliot

                       Adults Click Here to Audtion.

                      Youth Click Here to Register.

     

    July13-21, 2018:  

    Cats 

     

    The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. In “The Naming of Cats”, however, they begin to reveal themselves and that cats have three different names: the one the family uses daily, a more dignified name, and a secret name. It is the contemplation of these secret names that keeps felines deep in thought.

    Adults Cast:

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    Produced through special arrangement with:

    Dramatic Publishing
    311 Washington St.
    Woodstock, IL 60098-3308

    Adapted by Linda Daugherty.

    From the story by Hans Christian Andersen.

    Adults Click Here to Audtion.

    Youth Click Here to Register.

    July 27- August 5, 2018:

    The Little Mermaid

     

    Delightful inventions, reverberating with the ecology of land and ocean, render exciting and newly relevant in this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale. In the harmonious world of merpeople, the little mermaid dreams of the world above. Her sisters, her father, the King all warn her of dangers above. But she is in love with the handsome prince whose life she saved, trades her voice to the Sea Witch to become human. After the Sea Witch is vanquished she regains her voice, and everyone lives happily ever after!

     

    Adult Cast:  Click here for tickets.

    Youth Cast: Click here for tickets.

    By William Shakespeare 

           Adults Click Here to Audtion.

           Youth Click Here to Register.

    August 10-19, 2018:

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    On a Midsummer’s night, four young people find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.

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    by Michael Kelly

    A Kelz Productions Presentation

    August 24- September 2, 2018

    The Choices We Make

    Throughout life we all make mistakes. Its whether or not we let those mistakes define us! Unfortunately even when many people start making the “right” decisions in life, the world will often already have them categorized and labeled based on their past. This story is about a man who has had a muddied past, who after it realizes the way he’s living his life is not the life God wants for him. The main character, Michael, is older now and has a family, but an event happens that brings Michaels integrity into question. Though Michael has changed for the good, could he be reverting to his true inner nature, or is he really the innocent victim here?

    Adult Cast:

     

    September 15, 2018:

    Bippity Boppity Boobs: A Burlesque Experience

    For Mature Audiences 18+

     


    Adapted to the stage by ACT players
    Loosely based on the nonfiction book Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders

    September 7-16, 2018:

    The Love Boat

    Expectations for Cruise ships are high and when things don't go right, emotions and tempers can fly. Based on the experiences of real life cruise director Jeraldine Saunder, who launched an empire based on her book themes; Television series, merchandise, movies and spin-offs, many through producer Aaron Spelling. This original production echoes the tenor of that series but goes much further, taking from experiences of modern day cruise liners and the unbelievable hoops they must jump through daily to keep the public happy, while on board. Building on the archetypes of the 1970's television series; the captain, crew, staff and travelers meet and no matter what the journey holds they ultimately voyage toward ..."LOVE!"

    Adult Cast:

     

     Adapted to the stage by ACT players

        Adults Click Here to Audtion.

         Youth Click Here to Register.

    September 18-30, 2018:

    The True Sory Of Empire Records: A Parody

     

    A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records, is filled with music and dancing. Each character has their own theme song that they will gladly share with you to express their teen-age angst.  This is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises (plural) - can they pull through together, or will they just sing some more?

     

    Adult Cast:  Click here for tickets.

    Youth Cast: 

                                         A Pickola Tesla Production

     

    September 29, 2018:

    Night of the Living 90s Returns!

     

     Adapted to the stage by the ACT Players

                      Click Here to Audtion.

     October 5-14, 2018:

    The Moulin Rouge

    A celebration of the Bohemian Code of; TRUTH. LOVE. and FREEDOM!  Business and pleasure mix at the Moulin Rogue! The infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, is brought to life at the cusp of the 20th century, A young man looking for purpose is plunged into the heady world of pay for play and begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star. But this is not a love story it is a tragedy and NOT the story you THINK you know!

    Adult Cast:

    THIS IS AN ACT ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

    October 19-November 4, 2018:

    Shine On The Overlook

    In the tradition of storytelling, ACT takes this Halloween Opportunity to retell a story that has become urban legend. The SHINE! - What is it, where does it come from. who has it and why. One couple first brought this to our attention in 1970 and we have never been the same. The Torrance's will break out on the stage this coming Halloween with a story that is not too familiar, loosely inspired by "The Shining!" An action packed thriller, exposes the hotels dark and promises to ask more questions than it answers. Come see Shine On The Overlook!

     

    Adult Cast:

    THIS IS AN ACT ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

    October 19-November 4, 2018:

    Shine On The Overlook The Musical

    Halloween comedy! Family fun for everyone! Loosely inspired by "The Shining!"  Who's afraid of the Big Bad ... Hotel? Certainly not these crazy kids .... this farcical look at things that go bump in the night is an eclectic romp into all things silly about Halloween set against the backdrop of the Overlook Hotel. If we look closely at the "evils" of the hotel - we might find that they just need a hug ... or a good laugh.

    Youth Cast: 

                          

                              Samuel French, Inc.

                              235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor

                        New York, NY 10003

                       Local: (212) 206-8990

                     Fax: (212) 206-1429

                    Adults Click Here to Audtion.

    October 19-November 3, 2018:

    The Rocky Horror Show

    That sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the Time Warp on Broadway in a 25th anniversary revival. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever.

    "A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time-warped phenomena in show business." - The New York Times

    Adult Cast: 

    By William Shakespeare

    November 9-18, 2018:

    Twelfth Night

    Stranded on the coast of Illyria, the quick-witted Viola assumes the disguise of a page boy for Duke Orsino and finds herself at the center of an explosive love triangle in which identity, passion and gender all threaten to come undone. Bursting with vitality and romance, Twelfth Night gives us one of Shakespeare’s most remarkable heroines matching wits with a host of captivating characters—from the love-struck Olivia to the puritanical Malvolio.

     

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    Adapted to the stage by ACT players
    Based on the book Series by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
    Art Work by Edward Ian Taylor 
     

    November 24 - December 1, 2018:

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  tells of a girl named Alice who fell through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults and children alike. It is considered to be one of the best examples of political satire as well as children's fantasy. The characters and imagery have been enormously influential, and the lessons they teach still have merit today, 150 years later, in both popular culture and literature. Join Alice, The White Rabbit, The March Hair, The Red and White Queen and many more in this trip through ... WONDERLAND!

    Youth Cast: 

                                             

                                           A Pickola Tesla Productions

     

    December 1, 2018:

    Cracked Mirror Zone

     

     

    December 7-22, 2018: The Fumbly Bumbly Angels

    This adorable show focuses on the true meaning of Christmas and shows us that even though it may take some of us a while to get there, the end result is always the same; love, patience, kindness and understanding, help us all to find the true spirit of the holidays. Appropriate for all ages and those at all stages, This fun musical look at the holiday season through the eyes of our "littlest" angels gives us all a moment to appreciate what really matters.

     

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     Adapted to the stage by ACT players
    Based on the book "A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    Art Work by Edward Ian Taylor 

    December 7-23, 2018:

    A Christmas Carol

    This excellent adaptation of Dickens' beloved story has all the humor and spirit of the Christmas season. The Narrator, who appears as Charles Dickens, takes us along each scene as the characters speak. It's the story you all know and love just in time for the Holiday Season!

    Adult Cast:

    by Naomi Kelly

    A Kelz Productions Presentation

     

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    January 4-13, 2019:      What is Love? 

    Naomi Kelly continues an exploration into love, race and how it relates to spirituality in today's society with this critical look at relationships and marriage. It's the perfect answer to the sometimes-trivial attitude toward commitment in today's society. Naomi Kelly continues to delve into the tough questions explored in earlier Kelz Productions like; "Love Me Through the Bad" and “Who Has Your Attention?" and now "What is Love."

     

    A married couple, like most others find themselves being pulled apart by divisive friends and relatives. In any marriage, are the fights truly resolved? Can you trust the one you are with? How do you know if this is really the "right one”? Trust has a lot to do with a marriage, but how can you give that trust to someone who might not be who you think they are? 

     

     

     

    This play speaks to anyone who has had to take a risk and go all in ... or get out!

     

     

    Adult Cast:

    $15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system. $20 at the door.

     Original Production  

    By Lon Rogers

             Click Here to Audtion.

     

    March 8- 16, 2019:  

     

    Halfmoon Rising

     

    Daniel, a middle-aged Episcopal priest, has lived a lie since his early years in seminary. Engaged to be married in his twenties, he impregnates a secret lover and then deserts both her and the unborn son to marry his fiancée—a more suitable wife for an Episcopal priest. Now in his forties, as the play opens, Daniel looks back on his years as a successful priest and a devoted husband and father; but the abandoned, illegitimate son, now in his twenties, learns of the desertion and the deception, and threatens to expose the ugly truth that would destroy Daniel's family, his ministry, and his image as a man of God.

     

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