ACT Production Classes
Our summer and winter production classes offer students the opportunity to participate in a full length, fully supported production on the Little Theatre stage. Participation is by audition.
Summer: ROMEO AND JULIET and MUSTARDSEED
Date: August 2013
ACT is thrilled to announce its summer production: Romeo and Juliet (or The Old “You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You” Blues) and Mustardseed.
These modern one-act adaptations of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented together to form an evening of comedy (with a little tragedy thrown in), with plenty of roles for boys and girls alike.
Complete with swordfighting and gender-bending casting, these contemporary takes on Shakespeare’s classic stories will be a show you won’t want to miss!
Don't miss your chance to be part of these hilarious shows; schedule your audition TODAY!
Contact ACT for an audition appointment...
(805) 781-3889 x 14
-AUDITIONS: by appointment May 28th OR 30th, 4:00-7:00pm
-Bring memorized a short monologue (30sec-1min). Feel free to choose a contemporary monologue OR something from Shakespeare. It is recommended that the character in your monologue is speaking to another character. No monologues from Alice in Wonderland, or Puck’s last monologue from Midsummer please!
-Roles for boys and girls ages 9-18.
-All roles are open!
-Please wear comfortable clothes.
-Please bring a current photo of yourself to the audition.
-Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to fill out audition paperwork.
-Callbacks on June 1st .
-Don’t miss your chance to perform in this production! Schedule your audition TODAY!
-Looking for a Shakespearean monologue? Bottle Tree Productions has put together a great selection of monologues suitable for teens and young adults, with analysis and performance tips. Check it out HERE.
-Directed by Shelagh Garren
-Rehearsals: June 13th-July 25th (Sun, Tues, Thurs evenings); July 29th-August 9th (Mon-Fri, 1pm-4pm); August 11-15th (5pm-9pm; tech week).
-Production Dates: August 16-25th.
-Tuition: $325. Scholarships and payment plans available!
Romeo and Juliet or The Old “You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You” Blues
Based upon the play by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles
Teenagers. What are ya gonna do? They fall in love at the drop of a hat- always with the very person Mom and Dad can’t stand. And in the case of Romeo Montague and Juliette Capulet, their families have hated one another for as long as anyone can remember. Except…no one actually remembers why. Grownups act that way sometimes, huh? This fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare’s play tracks the star-crossed lovers and their cross-purposed families through the tumbling courtship to it’s tragic conclusion-storytellers firing off comments about premature marriages and the folly of old men at war. The conclusion? Violence is a stupid choice so mend your fences before you hit the parking lot.
A comedy by Doug Cooney
Thrilled to be cast in a current production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mustardseed buckles down to read the play and memorize her lines- all four of them! But she couldn’t prepare for the backstage comedy that unfolds with the other teenagers cast as fairies. There’s Moth, the seasoned ringleader; Cobweb, her wisecracking sidekick; and Peaseblossom, the boy-crazy one. Ignoring Mustardseed’s insistence that they should read the play, these fairies prefer to hang out in costume in the green room, playing cards, reading tabloids, and gossiping about Bottom, Puck, Titania and other grown-up actors. As the run of Midsummer progresses, the action jumps between their comical antics backstage to well-rehearsed Shakespeare in the “forest outside Athens.” Although they never buckle down to read the play, each character experiences a real-life coming-of-age moment in a young girl’s journey through high school that is underscored and illuminated by the themes in Shakespeare’s text. Wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant, Mustardseed is one you won’t want to miss!
Contact ACT for an audition appointment:
(805) 781-3889 x 14
Winter: HONK! Jr.
Date: Honk! completed its successful run on January 27th, 2013
Honk! is the story of the duckling, Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a wily Cat, Ugly must find his way home to his mother. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he makes many friends, including a comical troupe of geese, a jovial bullfrog, and a chorus of singing and dancing froglets. His journey home becomes an adventure in which he discovers his true beauty and finds love and acceptance in all its forms. This whimsical, witty retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling is an enchanting comic musical for all ages.