ACT Main Stage Performances

Through our online ticketing system you purchase your seats with a credit card and print your tickets. Tickets are not available online one hour before the performance. Buying in advance is recommended; shows tend to sell out, so you are encouraged to buy early! NOTE: seats that are not occupied by the start time of a show are subject to release and resale. 

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No outside food or beverages, please.  Concessions are available before shows and during intermissions.

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July 13-27

CATS (Adult Cast)
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger- than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr.Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.
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.Midnight. Not a sound from the pavement. Suddenly an explosion of music and lights reveals a larger-than-life junkyard.
Probing car lights tear across the darkened landscape of bottles and boxes, briefly catching the darting image of a running cat. Tonight is the one special night each year when the tribe of Jellicle Cats reunites to celebrate who they are.
They emerge singing of their unique abilities and special traits. The cats are at first suspicious and proud, reluctant to allow an audience into their domain.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.

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July 13-21

CATS (Youth Cast)

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.


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July 27-29

The Little Mermaid (Youth Cast)

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!


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July 27 - August 5

The Little Mermaid (Adult Cast)

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!


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Come watch as our talented cast of kids wow you with song and dance in this Broadway Review. They will showcast their new broadway skills on stage for all to see. You will be dazzled by music from classics and wowed by monologues from the modern hits. Come join the broadway celebration.


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Come watch as our talented cast of kids wow you with song and dance in this Broadway Review. They will showcast their new broadway skills on stage for all to see. You will be dazzled by music from classics and wowed by monologues from the modern hits. Come join the broadway celebration.


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August 10-19

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Teen Cast)

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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August 10-19

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Adult Cast)

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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August 24 - September 2

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?


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September 7-16

House Of Yes

In Wendy MacLeod's obsidian-black comedy, The Pascals, for whom the clock stopped with the Kennedy assasination, are shut in as a Thankgiving hurricane swirls outside. Arriving ahead of the storm's eye are Jackie-O's twin brother, Marty and his fiancee Lesly. The obsessive Jackie is keen to renew her long-running incestuous affair with Marty, which is fine by the mother, who's still lamenting her husband's desertion, and by puppyish younger brother Anthony who immediately desires Lesly. The resulting battle over Marty becomes something of a class struggle between the Pascals' poetic insanity and Lesly's plebian pragmatism


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September 15

Bippity Boppity Boobs: A Burlesque Experience


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September 21-30

Empire Records The Musical

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? 


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September 29

Night of the Living 90s Returns!

A Pickola Tesla Production


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October 5-14

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!


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October 19-November 4

Shine On The Overlook (Adult Cast)

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 based on by the novel "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!


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October 19-November 3

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


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November 9-18

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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November 9-18

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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November 9-17

Unrehearsed Shakespeare


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November 24 - December 1, 2018:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Youth Cast)

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!


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Lewis Carroll meets Lady Gaga in this psychedelic update of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Angst-ridden adolescent Alice unwittingly trades places with Mary Ann, the Wonderland version of herself. Now Alice must travel through a fantastical teenage dreamscape, challenged by Carroll's canonical characters every step of the way. Transforming every time she eats or drinks, Alice is played by six different actresses, each evoking a different aspect of adolescence. Together, they paint an entrancingly surreal portrait of a teenage identity crisis.


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November 30

Laugh With Us

Newsflash! People deal with life and problems every day, so they need more nights of laughter. In a tribute to the classic style of “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” join our panelist Liberty Brock, Uncles Charles and Ms. Mary for a night of improvisational comedy. Hosted by Naomi Kelly. So, drop your worries in the hat and let’s make a date! If you know what I mean?


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December 1

Cracked Mirror Zone


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December 7-22

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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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!


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January 4-13

What is Love?

Michael Kelly continues his explorations into love, race and how it relates to spirituality in today's society with this critical look at relationships and marriage. A perfect answer to the sometimes trivial attitude towards commitment in today's society, he continues to ask the tough questions with plays like;  "Love Me Through the Bad." "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.


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March 8-16

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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