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  • ACT presents "Bright Star"

    Summer Musical at the Capitol Theatre 415 S Main St. TICKET INFORMATION ACT Subscribers: reserve your seats starting from May 21 at 10am. Non-subscribers: the Box Office will open on May 25 at 10am. Don’t miss out! For more details about our 2024 subscription, please CLICK HERE. Subscribing is the most effective way to secure the best prices and ticket selection. Get your tickets online at AberdeenCommunityTheatre.com, in person at Riddle's Jewelry, or by calling (605) 225-2228. Early Bird (May 25-28): $22 Advance (May 29-June 16): $24 Door (June 11-16): $28 PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES Tuesday, June 11th 7:30pm Wednesday, June 12th 7:30pm Thursday, June 13th 7:30pm Friday, June 14th 7:30pm Saturday, June 15th 7:30pm Sunday, June 16th 2:30pm SYNOPSIS: 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. ALL CAST MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE FIRST REHEARSAL TONIGHT MAY 1ST AT 7PM.

  • Subscribe to ACT's 44th Season - 4 show subscription

    Aberdeen Community Theatre 44th season has FOUR remaining mainstage productions. Explore the best live theater experience with our three Subscriber packages designed to fit you. 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. VIP Subscription: Enjoy the same reserved seat(s) for each of the FOUR remaining mainstage productions. 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 the remaining mainstage productions. Individual Subscription: Provides one ticket credit for each of the FOUR remaining productions in 2024. 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 "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 "Bright Star"

    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. Auditions for “Bright Star” will be held at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S Main St., April 29th and 30th at 7pm. No experience needed. No need to prepare. Tentative show dates: June 11-16 or 18-23 (Depending on volunteer schedules) Directed by Brian T. Schultz. Scripts available for 48 hours from either the ACT’s office or the K.O. Lee Library. Please note that script are limited and 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 is looking for four female and six male featured roles. Opportunities for featured casting in the ensemble. Additional chorus roles to be determined Alice Murphy – plays both 16-17 and 36-37. Alice at age 36-37 is an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional – but with an air of melancholy. Young Alice at age 16-17 is rebellious, high-spirited, adventurous – looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. She must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles. Billy Cane – a young soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve. Daddy Cane – Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely. Margo Crawford – a small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect. Max – a customer at Margo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau. Florence – an employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo. Edna – an employee at Margo’s bookstore. Daryl Ames – An assistant at a literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor. Insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likeable. Lucy Grant – A junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940’s. Strong, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor. Mama Murphy – Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion. Daddy Murphy – Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer. Mayor Josiah Dobbs – the Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty. Jimmy Ray Dobbs – plays both age 18-20 and 38-40. Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks is Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 38-40. Stanford – Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs Dr. Norquist – The local family doctor in Zebulon Government Clerk – A clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh Well-Dressed Woman – A woman (38-40) living in Raleigh. BRIGHT STAR AUDITION SELECTIONS: MEN: Bright Star: mm. 22-52 Vocal Score Bright Star: full song Whoa, Mama: mm. 9-49 Vocal Score Whoa, Mama: full song A Man’s Gotta Do: mm. 3-34 Vocal Score A Man's Gotta Do: full song WOMEN: If You Knew My Story: mm. 36-74 Vocal Score If You Knew My Story: full song Asheville: mm. 14-46 Vocal Score Asheville: full song Another Round: mm. 7-54 Vocal Score Another Round: full song

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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. ACT presents "Bright Star" Summer Musical at the Capitol Theatre 415 S Main St. TICKET INFORMATION ACT Subscribers: reserve your seats starting from May 21 at 10am.... Subscribe to ACT's 44th Season - 4 show subscription Aberdeen Community Theatre 44th season has FOUR remaining mainstage productions. Explore the best live theater experience with our three... Auditions for "Bright Star" 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... "Noir Suspicions" Buy Tickets Now “NOIR SUSPICIONS” is a sequel to last year’s “MURDER AT CAFÉ NOIR,” but this new murder mystery stands alone; you will enjoy this... ACT's 2024 DINNER THEATRE CAST ANNOUNCEMENT: ~~NOIR SUSPICIONS~~ Aberdeen Community Theatre presents "NOIR SUSPICIONS." Performance dates: April 10 - 14 & April 17 - 21 Cast: Rick Archer…. Tim Moffett... Aberdeen Community Theatre presents the 44th season

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  • Noir Suspicions

    < Back April 10-14 & 17-21, 2024 Noir Suspicions ACT Season Show ACT returns to the "Café Noir” with this sequel 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.

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