Upcoming Events and News
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The Spring Musical is decided.
SHREK the Musical
April 12-15, 2018
Special A.C.T. Concert
our guest artists:
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Summer Theatre Intensive
June 6-29, 2018
Andrew Lloyd Webber's
Phantom of the Opera
Make your plans to join us now.
A $50 cash deposit will be required to hold a spot. At this time no scholarships will be available; save your money to be able to join us.
Please go to the summer program page for more information on the fee/tuition.
Brian Letchworth, guest director
Milette Oden, musical director
[email protected] for more information and to place a deposit.
Put these dates on your calendar now
(dates may be adjusted depending on schedules and show)
with Benton Whitley,
Casting Director from NYC
Feb. 24, 2018
Please contact [email protected] to register.
Space is limited on the individual coaching.
Registration is open until Jan. 30 for individuals.
If you are interested in attending and would like to actively have Mr. Whitley give you feed back about your audition then the cost will be $100. If you wish to attend to hear what he says about auditioning and watch the process then the cost is $35.
This will include a Q&A.
12-12:30 Lunch Break
Read Benton's Impressive Bio below.
Benton Whitley is a Casting Director/Partner at Stewart/Whitley. BROADWAY/NY: The Great Comet, A Clockwork Orange, As You Like It, Elf the Musical, On The Town, Pippin, Chicago The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Carnegie Hall West Side Story, The Band Wagon, Stuffed, Curvy Widow, Pageant; WEST END/UK: Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory; TV: Freaky Friday (Disney Channel); TOURS: Finding Neverland, The Bodyguard, Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music, Elf the Musical, Into The Woods, Once, Shrek, Flashdance, Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, The Duck Commander Musical, We Will Rock You; UPCOMING: Hadestown, Stephen Schwartz’ The Prince of Egypt, Other World, Maltby & Shire’s Waterfall, August Rush, Andrew Lippa’s The Man in the Ceiling, John Denver’s Back Home Again, Chasing Rainbows; REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater, The Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Hollywood Bowl, The Goodspeed, The Ahmanson, Seattle’s 5th Avenue, Asolo Rep, TheatreWorks, Philadelphia Theatre Company, For The Record productions, and the Broadway-branded shows on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Prior to forming Stewart/Whitley, Benton worked in the in-house casting department for National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) on various productions in development for Broadway and West End. Previous to this he assisted in the casting of 2009 Broadway revival of Ragtime, and regional world premieres by Randy Newman and Terrance McNally.
Benton has been a TV guest judge and panelist for ABC’s Emmy-winning, “Extreme Weight Loss” and was recently named by ARTINFO.com as one of the "Top 25 Under 35 Emerging Broadway Players”. He is often a guest lecturer and seminar/workshop leader at schools and universities around the country and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department. Mr. Whitley is an Artios Award winner and a proud member of the Casting Society of America (CSA). stewartwhitley.com
Junior Thespian Camp
Ages Rising 4th-8th
Directed by Sierra Roberts and Milette Oden
Details for summer of 2018 forthcoming.
New Beginner Camp
Be on the lookout for details for summer of 2018.
Opportunity in New York
February 17-18, 2018
Workshop is sold out if you are interested I can put you on a waiting list if someone drops out.
6 workshops with top professional in the business plus orchestra seat to the show.
$599 plus room, board and travel.
Final cost will depend on the number of people who go and rooming.
Go to http://www.broadwaystudentsummit.com/ for details
Please email Ms. Mason at h[email protected] for information
Charlotte Live! Opportunity for High School and Middle School Students
Friday December 15th
6:00-DInner and Workshop
8:00-Performance @ Ovens Auditorium
Talkback after the show possibly.
We are on the waiting list for this.
However, there will be student rush tickets available two hours before curtain for $25 and each student may purchase two tickets. You probably will not sit together.
If we get to go, we will meet at the parking lot by Publix to carpool and drive to show. Please have permission from your parents to ride with a senior.
Dress nicely-no jeans or t-shirts. We should return around 11:30pm.
December 15th @ 5:00PM
Based on the Novel by Victor Hugo
Must bring in $25 in cash by November 29th as tickets are limited and will go fast.
Check on the website below as sometimes they offer student rush tickets.
The Blumenthal Education Department has a program for students that allows the students to attend performances at a discounted rate, have dinner and participate in a workshop. Be on the lookout for this wonderful opportunity to enjoy professional theatre at a bargain price.
If interested please email: [email protected]
For More information visit
Attention Aspiring Theatre Artists
"If you can count to 8, you can dance!"
Sign up and let Kelly show you what you never knew your body could do.
Dance classes were cancelled but hopefully we will be able to have a dance intensive to help us get prepared for upcoming musicals. Be on the lookout.
Sign up with Ms. Mason [email protected]
Dance Instructor is Kelly Ray Shelton. She graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. She has 15 years of professional, regional, and community theater experience, as well as work in television, film, and voice-overs. She has directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and co-directed with her mother, Mary Massey, Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten at The Little Theater of Gastonia. She will be choreographing the Spring musical for Forestview High School. Also, Kelly offers personal coaching in acting since the summer of 2016.
To expose and work with young actors on movement used in musical theatre including basic dance in hopes of mastering these skills for future productions.
Do not miss this opportunity!!
Please email [email protected] for more information.
2017-2018 Theatre Guild
Become a member of the A.C.T. Theatre Guild!
Being a member of the Theatre Guild gives you the opportunity to have season tickets plus support the outstanding work in the theatre with a tax deductible gift.
To be included in fall production playbill need to submit membership by October 21st
Go to the Donations Page for more information