Actors' Conservatory Theatre

Instilling a passion for theatre in the artists of tomorrow.

Upcoming Events and News 

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Summer Theatre Intensive 

June 6-29, 2018

Show dates June 27-29

Andrew Lloyd Webber's

Phantom of the Opera

Registration is open now and spots need to be reserved.

A $50 cash deposit will be required to hold a spot.  Please fill out the form found on the current season page on the right. 

Please go to the current season/summer program page for more information on the fee/tuition. 

Kate McMillan, Guest Director and Choreographer

Holly Mason, Co-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)

Audition Workshop

with Benton Whitley, 

Casting Director from NYC

Rescheduled for 


October 20, 2018

Please contact [email protected] to register. 

Space is limited on the individual coaching. 

Registration will begin in August.

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.

10am-12pm: Talk/Q&A

12-12:30 Lunch Break

12:30-3pm: Singing/Coaching

3-3:30-Wrap up/Q&A/Photos

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 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).

Junior Thespian Camp

Ages Rising 4th-9th

Directed by Leanna Daley and Milette Oden

July 23-August 3, 2018

Monday-Friday, 1-5 PM

Performance @7 PM, August 3

No Audition Required!

Beginner Thespian Camp

Ages Rising K-4th

Two Opportunities for our youngest actors!

June 11-15, 9-12 AM

July 23-27, 9-12 AM

Directed by Milette Oden and Kathryn Oden

Both sessions conclude with a performance at 

11:30 AM on the final day of camp.

Please see our Summer Program Page for Play titles for Beginner and Junior Camps!

Opportunity in New York

Look for upcoming dates and details for 2019

January 18-21, 2019


Broadway Summit

Deposit of $325 per person for the group is 

due May 18th 

6 workshops with top professional in the business plus orchestra seat to the show. 

$599  plus room, board and travel.  approx $1200+


Final cost will depend on the number of people who go and rooming. 

Go to for details

Please email Ms. Mason at h[email protected] for information

Charlotte Live! 
Opportunity for High School  and  Middle School Students

Upcoming Charlotte Live! 


The Carole King Story 

April 18 @ 5:30 Ovens Auditorium


8 tickets available

We will meet at the parking lot by Publix to carpool and drive to show. Please have permission from your parents to ride with another student. 

Dress nicely-no jeans or t-shirts. 

Must bring in $25 in cash 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

 Dance/Movement Class
Musical Theatre

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