2017 - 2018 Season Information
To kick the season off, we will be performing the Christmas comedy, Happy Hollandaise.
All Claire Finley wants is the perfect Christmas. She’s hired the celebrated gourmet chef Vilma Hasenpfeffer to prepare her famous Hasenpfeffer Hollandaise Sauce for her dinner guests — the new vicar and his very pregnant wife, Mary. Unfortunately, however, the chef is late, the guests are early and there are burglars loose in the neighborhood. To top it all off, Claire’s father has been hit on the head (with the crèche, no less!) and thinks he’s the leading man in all of the West End theatre productions of the last 30 years! With the help of her quirky brother George, Claire tries to keep everything together as it continues to unravel in this sidesplitting British farce reminiscent of Arsenic and Old Lace. But once the mayhem dies down and the mixed-up identities unscramble, the true Christmas spirit shines bright in a surprise ending, which involves transformation, forgiveness, and a beautiful new beginning.
This play will be performed on December 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7:30 PM and December 3 at 2:30 PM at Giffey Hall.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
ACT will present the fun-filled musical, Beauty and the Beast.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
This "tale as old as time" offers a great opportunity to bring the entire community together for family theatre at its best.
ACT will bring you this show July 12,13 and 14 at 7:30 PM and July 15 at 2:30 PM at Archbold High School
The Ladies of Harmony
The laughter is nonstop in this hilarious comedy. Six church ladies arrive at Harmony Church’s fellowship hall to plan a small funeral dinner for a man they despised. While eating doughnuts, drinking coffee, and gossiping on a variety of topics including Pastor Bob’s go-go dancing fiancée, the church ladies engage in a game of “what-ifs” and “I-wish-I-hads,” and in doing so, reveal several secrets about themselves. However, the biggest shock comes the next day when an unexpectedly large crowd of mourners arrive at the funeral dinner and the ladies have to endure their most embarrassing moment yet!
This production will be held in the Fall of 2018 at Giffey Hall.
FINAL SHOW OF THE 2016/2017 SEASON
Disney's The Lion King Jr
We are going to try something new. We are going to have a children’s production that we are going to run in a workshop format. The show we have chosen is Disney's The Lion King Jr. There will be a fee charged to participate in this production. Children will be taught all aspects of a production.
Show dates are September 29 & 30 and October 6 & 7 at 7:30 PM and October 8 at 2:30 PM.
Auditions will be held on June 24 starting at 9:30 AM and June 26 and 27 starting at 6:30 PM. All you need to do is recite a monologue and sing one of the songs the directing team has chose - Circle of Life (if you are interested in a female lead role); I Just Can't Wait to be King (if you are interested in a male lead role) and Hakuna Matata (if you want a small role or chorus part).