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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.

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 and non-exchangeable. 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.

Armed Forces, PISD, City of Plano, and Hotel 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.

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 - shows are occasionally offered with a special cast discount code. If you have been provided a discount code you must purchase the tickets one week before the show opens (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 and Upcoming Shows on the ACT Main Stage

NOTE: 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.

     Advance Purchase Online: $15 per seat. ACT Member discounts apply unless otherwise noted.
     Door Purchase: $15 per seat unless otherwise noted.

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!

An ACT Original Production.
Jan 29-Feb 14:      REDACTED!

The Art Centre Theatre presents an evening of murder, mystery, and mayhem! Follows us through the action-packed (and hysterical!) evening and discover whodunnit as ACT presents it's own original work based on the wildly popular comedies of 1980's cinema fame like "Young Frankenstein," "Murder By Death," and "Clue!" At intermission, the audience will decide through secret ballot who the actual bad guy is--and then the real fun begins as the audience forces the actors to pick from 5 separate endings. Let's hope the cast remembers the right endings ... Audience participation is required!!

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

by Eve Ensler
Feb 5-13:      The Vagina Monologues

Based on interviews conducted with women from all over the world, Eve Ensler's award-winning play is a hilarious and deeply poignant collection of stories that gives voice to a chorus of common experiences and feelings once considered taboo. 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, the popular show manages to be entertaining without being trite, political without being offensive.

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

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
Feb 19-Mar 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.

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

Presented by special arrangement with
Pioneer Drama Services
Feb 25-Mar 6:      The Little Mermaid

The inspirational tale from Hans Christian Anderson comes to life as we follow Ariel, a rebellious little mermaid, who is fascinated with life on land. Her controlling father, King Triton, forbids her visits to the surface, which she ignores--and she ends up falling hard for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a deal with the devious sea witch to become human for three days. Of course, plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, and the King must make the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved daughter.

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

An ACT Special Presentation
Staged Reading of a New Musical!
Mar 1, 7:00pm:      Trust Fund Baby

Daniel Turner's new musical is breaking ground at the Art Centre Theatre with this special staged reading of "Trust Fund Baby."

Richard Morgan is living the good life as a spoiled trust fund baby with his trophy wife and house of servants. After being mistreated and under-payed for years, Morgan's accountant and the accountant's right-hand man plot to steal his fortune for themselves. After losing his money, possessions, and even his wife, Morgan is left with nothing. He is down, but most certainly not out, as his house staff decide they will help him acclimate to the real world. Then, they hatch a plan to get back the money that was taken. But do they go too far in their quest for vengeance and justice?

Tropes! Wildebeests! Murder most foul?!?

Donations accepted at the door for this special staged reading.

by Michael Frayn
Presented by special arrangement with
SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Mar 18-April 3:      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.

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

Presented by special arrangement with
The Reduced Shakespeare Company
Broadway Play Publishing
224 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065-8201
Mar 25-April 3:      The Complete History of America (abridged)

History takes a hit with this hit show from The Reduced Shakespeare Company (of the famous "Complete Works of William Shakespeare")! From the New World to New World Order, this ninety minute ramble through all that is American history comes to the ACT stage. Washington? Watergate? Who really discovered America? How many politicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? Laugh your way through 500 years of our country's history as dozens of well known events have the light shed on them in hysterical fashion. You may never see history the same way!

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

Presented by special arrangement with
R&H Theatricals
229 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001
Apr 8-24:      Reefer Madness

"Marihuana makes fiends of boys in thirty days; hashish goads users to blood lust," declared a Hearst newspaper article in 1936, the same year the anti-drug propaganda film Reefer Madness was released. Though time has shown us that a little Mary Jane neither creates fiends nor induces blood lust, the exploitation film's anti-"marihuana" message continues to entertain, this time via the ACT performance of this over-the-top stage adaptation of the now cult-classic. Following a group of teens lured into a world of death, destruction and -- gasp -- jazz! after hitting a single joint, Reefer Madness is a tongue-in-cheek comedy that embraces the movie's wackiness with style!

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

An ACT Special Event
A Folding Chairs Original Production
Apr 8, 7:30pm:      Folding Chairs Comedy

Stand-up artist Kristina Romero returns to the ACT stage with her hysterical Folding Chairs comedy troupe to delight and entertain with orginal sketch comedy.

$20.

Tickets available soon.
An ACT Special Event
Apr 9, 7:00pm:      Wine, Women, and Song: An Evening with Bobby Noble

Fresh off the release of his new album, naked, (available on iTunes) Dallas vocal phenom Bobby Noble graces the ACT stage with his unique and passionate original music. You've seen him at Blue Martini, The Renaissance, and other local venues, and you can take advantage of this more intimate setting to enjoy his soulful stylings described as "true, it is genuine, it is heart felt," and "memorable vocal performances across musical genres."

$20. Adults only. Two free glasses of wine with every two-ticket purchase.

Tickets available soon.
An ACT Special Event
Apr 15 & 16, 7:00pm:      Return of the Gigi

Two nights only! Gigi returns to ACT with memorable, poignant, and hysterically funny vignettes sure to please the whole family.

$20.

Tickets available soon.
An ACT Special Event
Apr 22 & 23, 7:30pm:      Edna! A Very Bumpy Night

The Art Centre Theatre is terrified to confirm that the rumors of her death were greatly exaggerated, and Edna is alive and kicking. It's official - Edna Von Schlickendicken will perform at ACT. You have been warned. And you don't want to miss her!

$30. Adults only. Dinner will be served. A free bottle of wine will be given with every two-ticket purchase. You'll need it.

Tickets available soon.
Presented by special arrangement with
Tams-Whitmark Music
560 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Apr 29-May 8:      Anything Goes

Some of the most memorable music in theatre history comes to the ACT stage in "Anything Goes," by the famous Cole Porter. Craziness aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London, where stowaway Bill Crocker falls in love with heiress Hope Harcourt--who is already engaged, of course, to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. With help from nightclub singer Reno Sweeny and Public Enemy #13, "Moonface" Martin, Billy just might have chance! Debuting in 1934, this beloved musical brought us such songs as "Anything Goes", "You're the Top", and "I Get a Kick Out of You."

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

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. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
May 13-29:      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, and energetic show for all ages!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Based on the best-selling book by
Delia Ephron
Presented by special arrangement with
SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Jun 3-12:      How to Eat Like a Child

"When you're a child, having fun is what you do for a living." Delia Ephron's delightful book returns to the stage in this adaptation, with a wonderful series of comedy skits exploring the secret world of of children. An irreverant, but warm-hearted look at the dilemmas faced by kids throughout time, and a funny look at time-tested strategies like "How to stay home from school," "How to undertand parents, what to do when you're sent to your room," and the all-important "How to Refuse to go to sleep." A beloved look at kids and their journey through life.

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Adapation.
Jun 17-26:      Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Dubbed "the funniest comedy in the history of history," the adventure begins in the small town of San Dimas, California. Teenagers Bill and Ted dream of starting their own rock band, the "Wyld Stallyns," while busy failing their high school history course. If they can't pass the upcoming major report, Ted will be off to military school. What they don't know is how important they are to the course of human history. Rufus comes from the future to ensure they stay together by helping them pass their report, and they use his time travel machine (which looks suspiciously like a phone booth) to travel through time to gather up historical figures needed for their report. What they learn along the way is a life lesson for everyone: Be excellent to each other!

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

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
Jul 1-10:      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!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Book by JOHN AUGUST
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture<.br> 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.
Jul 15-24:      BIG FISH

Based on the blockbuster novel by Daniel Wallace and made into the brilliant film directed by Tim Burton, "BIG FISH" went to Broadway with music and lyrics by Andrew Lipps, the Tony nominee of "The Addams Family" fame. Critically acclaimed, this powerful musical tells the story of traveling salesman Edward Bloom, who knows nothing of a life that isn't lived to its fullest. His eye-popping tales thrill everyone around him, but his son Will, soon to be a father himself, makes it his mission to find the truth behind his father's bigger than life stories. Filled with humor, heart and a passion for life, "BIG FISH" will remind us all why theatre--especially musicals--is something we all love!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Adaptation
Jul 29-Aug 7:      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!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Adaptation
Aug 12-21:      St. Trinian's, the Musical

St Trinian's, the infamous school for 'young ladies', is in trouble. Despite being an old flame of its Headmistress, the new Education Minister is shaking things up and the school is facing financial ruin. But the students of St Trinian's aren't going to give up without a fight. After all, they excel at chaos and attitude not chemistry and algebra...and that's exactly what it's going to take to beat the authorities before they close down their beloved school for good.

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with
Tams-Whitmark Music
560 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Aug 26-Sep 4:      A Chorus Line

The musical of musicals returns to the ACT stage in this ever-popular Broadway hit! It's New York, and Zach the director along with his assistant, Larry, watch the hopefuls in their auditions. Zach's temperament shows soon enough, and we learn about the dancers through interviews interspersed with powerful musical vocals and incredibly visual dance numbers. The finalists are selected, and perform in the unforgettable finale. Join us for a bit of "Showbiz Heaven" - you'll leave wanting more!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with
R&H Theatricals
229 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001
Sep 9-18:      In the Heights

Where's home? What is Family? Where do you belong? In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythms of 3 generations of music. A community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which you leave behind. Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, Score, Choreography, and Orchestration, a show that must not be missed.

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

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
Sep 23-Oct 2:      HUNCHBACK THE MUSICAL

The sensational Paul Boyd ("RED: THE RED RIDING HOOD MUSICAL" and "ALICE THE MUSICAL") brings 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!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An Original ACT Adaptation
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo
Sep 23-Oct 2:      The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The sensational youth of ACT bring the classic Victor Hugo story to life. This unique adaptation of the story brings to life in an enthusiastic--and funny!-- way the story of the Archdeacon of Norte Dame Cathedral and his for the gypsy girl Esmerelda, but the Archdeacon has to contend with Captain Phoebus, who has his eye on the pretty gypsy. A wonderful telling of this great story!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Adaptation
Oct 7-16:      The Birdcage

Armand and Albert have a wonderful life together. Armand owns the flamboyant drag nightclub in Miami where Albert is the headliner, Starina. Armand's son from a previous marriage, Val, becomes engaged to the daughter of a US Senator (who happens to be a co-founder of the Committee for Moral Order), and deception begins as they try to convince his future in-laws that they are as "normal" as they are. Comic chaos is the order of the day!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presented by special arrangement with
Tams-Whitmark Music
560 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Oct 7-16:      Victor Victoria

It's 1934 in Paris, where British soprano Victoria Grant struggles to make ends meet while trying to make her mark as a singer. Cabaret singer "Toddy" Todd may find himself in similar trouble as he's just been fired from his club gig, but becomes inspired with a scheme to become Victoria's manager, and have her pretend to be a man singing as a female impersonator. Can they pull it off? Toddy is convinced they can become a Paris hit (and get very rich in the process!), but there are, of course, complications ...

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

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
Oct 21-Nov 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.

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Adaptation
Oct 21-Nov 6:      The Nightmare Before Christmas

Halloween just isn't the same anymore, and Jack is thoroughly bored. Why can't he be the one to spread the joy of Christmas instead? Surely Santa needs a break from the "same-old, same-old," just like Jack himself! Despite the best of intentions, his plans end up putting Santa in jeopardy, and good little boys and girls find themselves in something of a ... nightmare!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
Presentedy by special arrangement with
R&H Theatricals
229 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
Nov 11-27:      Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The unforgettable lyrics of Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber bring this ancient story recorded in the "Book of Genesis" to life. Jacob's clearly favorite son Joseph is the cause of much jealousy with his 11 other sons, so much so they conspire to sell him into slavery, convincing their father he has been killed. Joseph, now a slave in Egypt but gifted with God's power to interpret dreams works his way into the trust of the wealthy Potiphar, but is imprisoned after he turns down the proposition of Potiphar's wife. Through a series of miraculous events, Joseph's gifts lead him to power under the Pharaoh, and a confrontation with his treacherous brothers. A timeless story with brilliant music leave few who see this show unchanged!

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

Tickets not yet available - check back for dates and times.
An ACT Original Adaptation
Based on the movie by Frank Capra
Presented by special arrangement with
Dramatic Publishing
311 Washington St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Dec 2-23:      It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

Travel through time back to 1948, in Bedford Falls. 1948. We find ourselves in a radio studio where Frank Capra's classic story of one man, and his impact on the world around him, is poignantly reminded of ATC transforms into a 1940’s radio studio to tell Capra’s classic story of one man’s affect on his community. A truly unique adaptation faithful to the original that has pleased audiences across the country.

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

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An ACT Original Adaptation
based on the works of
Charles M. Schulz.
Dec 2-18:      A Charlie Brown Kind of Christmas

Join the sensitive and insecure Charlie Brown, brash and bold Lucy, thoughtful and well-spoken Linus, Snoopy and his feathered friends, along with the rest of the "Peanuts" gang on the ACT stage and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in this heartwarming adaptation of the beloved works of Charles M. Schulz.

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

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

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