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  • Subscribe to ACT's 44th Season (5-Shows)

    Aberdeen Community Theatre is thrilled to announce its 44th season with FIVE remaining mainstage productions in 2024. Explore the best live theater experience with our three Subscriber packages designed to cater to your preferences. VIP Subscription: Enjoy the same reserved seat(s) for FOUR mainstage productions and priority seat selection for the dinner theater. Your tickets will be conveniently mailed to you, and your name will be featured in ACT’s programs. Flex Subscription: Embrace flexibility without compromising on quality. Enjoy SIX ticket credits, usable in any combination for FOUR remaining mainstage productions, with a single credit applicable to the dinner theater. Individual Subscription: Provides one ticket credit for each of the FIVE remaining productions in 2024. Choose the subscription that suits you. Subscribe today and elevate your theater-going experience! Stay informed with exclusive news and announcements delivered conveniently via mail and email. Benefit from early access to the box office, securing your spot before the general public. If above form does not download properly, click here to download from Google Drive. Download, print and mail to: ACT, PO Box 813, Aberdeen, SD 57402-0813 OR stop in at ACT's Office, 417 S Main St, Aberdeen, SD 57401 OR call at (605) 225-2228 "Noir Suspicions" April 10-21* ACT returns to “Café Noir” featuring familiar characters from “Murder at Café Noir,” including Rick Archer and Sheila Wonderly. Enjoy a meal onstage during this humorous, interactive murder mystery that’s an homage to “Casablanca.” Mr. Archer finds himself in a tough spot after the discovery of a dead body on the dock. Adding to the intrigue: a mysterious woman, a devious blackmailer, and a businessman who wants to take Ms. Wonderly – and the Café - for himself. "Bright Star" June 18-23* ACT’s summer musical! A sweeping tale of love and redemption set in the American South. A young woman meets a soldier returning from war and sets off on a journey to understand her past. A richly emotional, funny, and charming saga set to country and bluegrass music written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. "The Siegel" July 31-August 4* Ethan Siegel is in love, and ready to propose to Alice. There’s just one problem: they broke up two years ago! Ethan doesn’t see that as an obstacle, but Alice’s new boyfriend might feel differently! Sarcastic, witty, fast-paced and fresh, it’s a modern take on romance that asks the question: Is there really such a thing as a “soulmate?” "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" October 9-13* ACT’s Young People’s Theatre presents a classic children’s tale, brought to life on stage. Featuring the great lion, Aslan, the terrifying White Witch, and four siblings who enter a magical land through an enchanted wardrobe. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy must join forces with mythical creatures and talking animals to save Narnia from perpetual winter. "A Tune Christmas" November 20-24* Welcome back to Tuna, TX for the holidays! ACT’s 2024 Christmas show is a sequel to the well-known “Greater Tuna,” whose characters populate the third-smallest town in all of Texas. There’s a lawn decoration contest, a mysterious Christmas Phantom, and a local production of “A Christmas Carol” that keeps running into trouble. A wild and wacky comedy-satire that will have the audience laughing out loud. *Shows and Dates are subject to change

  • Auditions for "Noir Suspicions"

    Auditions for “Noir Suspicions” will be held at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S Main St., March 4th and 5th at 7pm. ACT is looking for three women and four men for the following roles: RICHARD ARCHER - ex-private detective, now half owner of the Cafe Noir. His partner and girlfriend is - SHEILA WONDERLY - ex-call girl, now the other half owner of the Cafe Noir. ANTHONY CAIRO - a dealer in the black market, and hiding out from some smugglers he double-crossed. DEPUTY INSPECTOR RIGFIELD - of the St. Vincent Police. He hates the Cafe Noir and has longed to close it down and get himself a promotion to full inspector. INGRID LASZLO - a desperate woman being blackmailed. SIDNEY FERRARI - the British owner of the Blue Parrot Resort and Condos on Tobago Cay and one of the Carribean’s wealthiest developers. CLAUDETTE PONTE - a French blackmailer, known as Nurse Nightshade because of her expertise with poisons. JUDGE KOCH - a magistrate from St. Vincent and regular at the Cafe Noir. RENAULT - a taxi driver and member of the radical French Liberte party. NOTES: CLAUDETTE and JUDGE KOCH are played by the same actress. RENAULT and RIGFIELD are played by the same actor. MUSICAL STYLE: Classic Broadway VOCAL DEMANDS: Easy No experience needed. No need to prepare. Directed by Brian T. Schultz. Tentative Show Dates: April 10-21. Scripts available for 48 hours from either the ACT’s office or the K.O. Lee Library. Please note that script checkout is on a first come, first served basis. Download, fill out, and bring to you to auditions or email a copy to act@nvc.net Alternative download link ACT Returns to Café Noir! Join us for a riveting evening as ACT returns to the beloved “Café Noir” with a thrilling sequel, bringing back characters from “Murder at Café Noir,” such as the witty Rick Archer and the enigmatic Sheila Wonderly. Immerse yourself in a delectable experience, enjoying a meal right onstage during this interactive and humorous murder mystery that pays homage to the timeless classic, “Casablanca.” In this hard-boiled comic mystery sequel, Rick Archer, the ex-private eye turned perplexed manager of Café Noir on the picturesque island of Mustique, finds himself in a tight spot. The discovery of a lifeless body on the dock throws him into a web of intrigue, featuring a mysterious femme fatale, a cunning blackmailer with French connections, and a shrewd businessman with eyes on both Ms. Wonderly and the café itself. The plot thickens as Rick is unjustly arrested after the blackmailer meets an untimely demise within the confines of his club. Now, it’s up to the audience to play detective, piecing together clues and convincing the magistrate of Rick’s innocence. With nods to the classic film, “Casablanca,” Noir Suspicions guarantees a delightful experience for audiences, whether or not they are familiar with the previous hit, “Murder at Café Noir.” Get ready for an evening filled with laughter, suspense, and a tribute to the golden era of cinema.

  • YPT Classes

    Aberdeen Community Theatre and Young People's Theatre are excited to announce upcoming musical theatre classes scheduled for February through April. Registration are closed. Classes held at the Capitol Theatre 417 S Main St. Level 1: Grades 2-3 Registration fee $35.00 This introductory class provides a chance for your child to explore the world of musical theatre performance. Students will learn a group musical theatre song and dance number, selected by the instructor, to showcase for friends and family on April 6th. The class meets once a week for an hour, focusing on combining physical and vocal elements to present a polished musical theatre performance. Level 2: Grades 4-7 Registration fee $40.00 Designed in a musical theatre style, this class challenges each student to learn a solo or duet from a selection of songs and participate in a group musical theatre number chosen by the instructor. The class meets twice a week for an hour and a half, leading up to a performance of individual and group pieces at the student showcase on April 6th. The first class each week focuses on exercises and explorations to enhance solo or duet performances, while the second class delves into physical explorations to elevate the group musical theatre number. Classes Schedule:

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  • Aberdeen Community Theatre | ACT

    Aberdeen Community Theatre's (ACT) mission is to promote quality theatrical experiences for and by the greater Aberdeen region. We aim to introduce everyone, from youth to senior citizens, to all aspects of quality theater arts - both onstage, backstage, and behind-the-scenes. Our goal is to enhance the lives of our community members and support economic development in the region. To achieve this mission, ACT locally produces and presents live theatrical productions, sponsors touring productions and special events, and offers theater classes and workshops for adults and children. By providing these opportunities, we strive to engage and enrich the lives of all members of our community. Thank you for your patience while we continue to update our website. Subscribe to ACT's 44th Season (5-Shows) Aberdeen Community Theatre is thrilled to announce its 44th season with FIVE remaining mainstage productions in 2024. Explore the best... Auditions for "Noir Suspicions" Auditions for “Noir Suspicions” will be held at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S Main St., March 4th and 5th at 7pm. ACT is looking for three... YPT Classes Aberdeen Community Theatre and Young People's Theatre are excited to announce upcoming musical theatre classes scheduled for February... ACT presents "The Friendly Hour" Aberdeen Community Theatre presents "The Friendly Hour." February 28th - March 2nd at 7:30pm and March 3rd at 2:30pm at the Capitol... 2023 Volunteer Party 42nd Volunteer party - 34th Annual ACTie awards 31st Anniversary in Capitol Theatre Aberdeen Community Theatre celebrated a successful... Aberdeen Community Theatre presents the 44th season latest news on facebook

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