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, however, exchanges for another performance of the same show may be available if you contact the box office at least 48 hours prior to the originally purchased show.

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 may be used.

ACT reserves the right to cancel a performance if there are less than 25 tickets sold for that performance.

Current Offerings on the ACT Main Stage

Please note that 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: $20 per seat, or $15 for members unless otherwise noted.

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I Know You Are
September 12-21 - I Know You Are But What Am I?

From popular local playwright Everett Newton (creator of "Taxidermania"), we enter the clever and rather crazy world of Dr. Dane Brewer and the members of his therapy group. The state board of medicine threatens to revoke Dr. Brewer's license, and the situation looks bleak for the members of the group who rely on him. A hilarious romp through the universe as seen by some truly--unique--characters! A wonderful and amusing story you're sure to enjoy.

$15 ($12 for members).
Bad Seed
By Maxwell Anderson
from the novel by William March
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
September 12-21 - The Bad Seed

Can an evil nature be passed from generation to generation? School child Rhoda seems to be sent from heaven, but there appears an occasional dark side that pops up when things don't go her way. Rhoda's mother comes to the realization that some bad things that have happened may well be the responsibility of her daughter, and that she may have to take matters into her own hands. Tense and filled with surprising plot twists, "The Bad Seed" is a must see.

$15 ($12 for members).
SPAMALOT
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
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 26-October 5 - SPAMALOT

Follow King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they seek the Holy Grail! Based on Monty Python's hysterical sketches and the movie "Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail" you'll laugh and sing along with Finnish fish-slappers, The Lady of the Lake, Lancelot, the Brave Sir Robin, and the rest of the knights as they encounter the Knights of Ni, Tim the Enchanter, and other crazy characters.

$15 ($12 for members).
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based upon the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Graciela Daniele
Playwrights Horizons, Inc. produced "Once On This Island" Off-Broadway in 1990.
Originally produced on Broadway by The Shubert Organization, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.
Suntory International Corporation and James Walsh, in association with Playwrights Horizons
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
All authorized preformance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th St, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
September 26-October 5 - Once On This Island Jr.

The award-winning Caribbean adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" comes to the ACT stage! Peasant girl Ti Moune falls in love with wealthy Daniel, but the heartless island gods wager over which is stronger--love or death--and the stakes are high - Ti Moune's life. Can her open heart and determination be enough to appease the gods? Will she and Daniel finally find a way to breach artificial divide of society? Fabulous music, timeless themes ... come and see!

$15 ($12 for members).
A Burlesque Experience Production
October 2, 8:00 - Oh, Darling! A Burlesque Tribute to the Beatles

You say you want a Revolution? Get your Ticket to Ride to those Strawberry Fields Forever and let's take a stroll down Penny Lane! Calling Sexy Sadie, Rita Meter Maid, Prudence, Maxwell Silver Hammer, and all Beatles fans and lovers of burlesque Across the Universe ... The Burlesque Experience Alumni and some very special guests will have you loving the timeless tunes of Fab Four in a whole new way!

From the early days in the Cavern, to the mind-bending psychedelic tripped out tunes of the early 70s, let's Come Together for these strip-a-licious renditions of your Beatles favorites in this sexy, unique and unforgettable burlesque show. Adults only, IDs will be checked at the door. BYOB.

$25 VIP seating online only, $20 standard seating online, $25 at the door.
Addams Family
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
October 10-26 - The Addams Family

The eagerly anticipated (and much requested) musical finally arrives on the ACT stage! Join Gomez, Morticia, and the rest of the bizarre but lovable Addams family as they deal with some dinner guests that may change their family identity forever!

THE ADDAMS FAMILY ~ A NEW MUSICAL. Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE. Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA. Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams. Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals. By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.

$15 ($12 for members).
Rocky Horror
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 10-25 - 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.
November 14-23 - Across the Known Universe

The hit from our spring line-up returns! Across the Known Universe filled the ACT seats show after show earlier this year, so we're bringing back this wonderful musical! Across the Known Universe is a love story set in the prism of the 60's, and features revolutionary music from The Beatles and other familiar groups of the era. ACT is thrilled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's momentous U.S. landing, and would like to invite you to be part of the celebration by joining us for a Raucous Singalong of Beatles' favorites at the end of each show. Who doesn't love Beatles' music? We KNOW you do!!! Separate teen and adult casts - enjoy them both!

$15 ($12 for members).

Special adult cast half-price show on Thursday, November 20th at 7:30!
An ACT Original Production based on the work of Charles Schulz.
December 5-21 - A Charlie Brown Kind of Christmas

Join the cast of characters from the wonderful imagination of Charles Schulz, loved the world over for over half-a-century, in this special Christmas musical celebration!

$15 ($12 for members).
An Original ACT Production
December 5-21 - A Christmas Story

This seasonal favorite is a delight, with all your favorite characters!

$15 ($12 for members).

On our Main Stage in 2015:

An Original ACT Murder Mystery
January 2 and 3, 7:30 - The Santa Claus Murder

A special dinner theatre murder mystery presentation! WHO KILLED SANTA CLAUS??? Was it one of the angry elves--perhaps Sneezy, Sleazy, or Snotty? They're all mad because illegal immigrants have flooded the North Pole and elves are being replaced by the much cheaper labor. Perhaps it was Mrs. Claus, weary of Santa's weird travel schedule and giving him his insulin shots every night? Or, did the Butler do it? Mature content.

Join us for this special event! Dinner and drinks will be served and are included in the ticket price. Funds will be directed to the much-needed ACT kitchen remodeling! Special donors will have the honor of being immortalized by having an ACT kitchen cabinet or appliance named after them! Mature content.

$25. Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Produced by arrangment with
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.,
560 Lexington Avenue,
New York, NY 10022
January 9-18 - Cabaret

Some of the most memorable music written for the stage accompanies the story of Sally Bowles, a British singer in a 1930s-era Berlin cabaret, who falls in love with Cliff Bradshaw, an American writer. Flamboyant Sally reflects the happy face on what turns out to be dark times as the Nazis rise to power in Germany. Mature content.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times. Special half-price at the door show on Thursday the 15th at 7:30.
An ACT Original Production
January 23-February 1 - Charlotte's Web

The beloved characters from the imagination of E. B. White come to the ACT stage! Wilber, Charlotte, Fern and the rest will share life's lessons in this warm and poignant tale.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Production
February 6-15 - Winnie the Pooh

The Hundred-Acre Wood comes to life on the ACT stage in this original production embracing the beloved characters created by A. A. Milne. Join Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin and the rest in a romp through the woods!

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Production
February 6-22 - Crimes of the Heart

This tragic comedy follows the three MaGrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The trio was raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments and each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they're forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while trying to cope with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
by Eve Ensler
February 13-22 - The Vagina Monologues

Observing the manner in which women spoke of their bodies, playwright Eve Ensler believed this was a reflection on how they actually felt about themselves and their gender. "The Vagina Monologues" was inspired from a series of essays she wrote about the female body and the language women used to express themselves, to write this series of monologues brought to the stage initially in her one-woman show, now performed by a number of women. A thoughtful look at the female experience, with an unblinking look at topics such as sex, love, rape, birth, and the vagina as an expression of female individuality. Mature themes.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
February 27-March 8 - Rumors

Teen and adult casts.

Four upper-class couples find themselves at the home of the deputy mayor of New York City. Instead of a tenth anniversary party for him and his wife, they arrive to discover missing servants, no hostess, and the deputy mayor shot in the head! Neil Simon, America’s best known multi-award winning playwright, excels in presenting the frustrations and vagaries of life with delicious humor. With Neil Simon's trademark wit, the plot moves on as the couples try to do everything possible to hide the turn of events from the police and the media. Mature themes.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Production
March 13-22 - School of Rock & Roll

Start off the new year by rocking out right with the ACT youth cast performing this original work. Fired by his own band, a guitarist needs to raise money, and starts teaching in a private school. He encounters a class of talented students and they set their sights on winning a "Battle of the Bands" competition to make their mark in the world of rock-n-roll.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Production
March 27-April 5 - 16 Candles and Counting

Teen and adult casts.

Following up on the hit movie "16 Candles," this original musical production explores the songs of the 1980's under the backdrop of iconic teenage angst, depression and defining an identity, all the while trying to find a place in a world with unfair parents, oppressive authority figures and problems with your friends.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
By Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli
Dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch
Conceived by PJ Paparelli
Presented by special arrangement with
Dramatic Publishing
311 Washington St
Woodstock, IL 60098
April 10-19 - Columbinus

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Columbine in 1999, this powerful drama looks at teens through archetypical characters. Set in a stereotypical suburban high school, we follow the lives of struggles of teenagers including a couple of outcasts who decide their best course of action is an insane and brtual crime spree. Survivors and the people of the town struggle to come to grips with this horrible event in this gripping story. Mature content.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
on behalf of
the University of South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
April 10-19 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams' masterful play comes to the ACT stage! The story of a Southern family that strikes on the timeless themes of culture, hidden motives, and the web of deceit woven when the Pollitt family patriarch, "Big Daddy" and the clan gather for an evening at the Mississippi family estate to celebrate his birthday. All but he and his wife know the truth that he's dying from terminal cancer. A fantastic story that Williams himself described as his favorite.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
by Rajiv Joseph
Original Broadway production produced by
Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller,
Sander Jacobs, Ruth Hendel/Burnt Umber,
Scott & Brian Zellinger,
Center Theatre Group, Stephen Kocis/Walt Grossman.
World Premiere produced by
Center Theater Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre
(Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director;
Charles Dillingham, Managing Director),
Los Angeles, CA.
Presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
May 22-31 - Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Set during the initial days of the Iraq invastion, we follow two US Marines and their Iraqi translator whose lives are impacted by a clever tiger they meet on the streets of Baghdad. An extraordinary human drama of redemption and forgiveness in war-torn ruins is brought to the ACT stage by Eric Vale, veteran screenwriter, voice artist, and writer and producer of last year's feature film, "Chariot".

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An original ACT Production
May 29-June 7 - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

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). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
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). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An Original ACT Production
July 17-26 - Sweeney Todd

Teen and Adult productions.

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 barbarious 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 thier lives. Mature Content.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An Original ACT Production
August 14-23 - Grease

Youth and Adult productions.

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). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An Original ACT Production
August 14-23 - Reefer Madness

The musical born from the cult classic B movie of the same name comes to the ACT stage in this original production! 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). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An Original ACT Production
August 28-September 6 - THE MEAN TEAM

Teen production.

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.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
SPAMALOT
The musical lovingly ripped off from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
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

Follow King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they seek the Holy Grail! Based on Monty Python's hysterical sketches and the movie "Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail" you'll laugh and sing along with Finnish fish-slappers, The Lady of the Lake, Lancelot, the Brave Sir Robin, and the rest of the knights as they encounter the Knights of Ni, Tim the Enchanter, and other crazy characters.

$15 ($12 for members). Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Production
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 the 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 ACT Original Production
September 25-October 4 - Calvin Berger

Teen and Adult casts.

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.

$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-November 8 - 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 8 - Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog

Wannabe super villian 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 apparantely 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 8 - 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 - A Mixed Bag of Fruits and 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 unlikley 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.

An ACT Original Production of the classic Hitchcock film based the on play by Patrick Hamilton
November 27-December 6 - Alfred Hitchcock's ROPE

Two arrogant young men, Philip Morgan and Brandon Shaw, kill a friend for no apparent reason other than to show they can get away with it. They put their victim, David Kentley, in a chest in the living room where they are having a party later that evening. The guests include David's father and also one of their former teachers, Rupert Cadell. As the evening wears on Brandon, clearly the bolder of the two perpetrators, continually pushes his chances becoming ever bolder. Philip, on the other hand, begins to regret what they have done and combined with too much alcohol, begins to act oddly. All this leading Cadell to start wondering exactly what they have done. Mature content.

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


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