Acting for Life! Support your ACT!
5220 Village Creek Dr, Plano, Texas 75093 ~ 214-810-3228      
Jamey Jamison, Executive Director       A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

 


 

Welcome to The Art Centre Theatre - the finest community of talented youth, teens and adults in the North Texas area. Conveniently located in Plano, we offer instruction in theatre arts, music, dance, voice and more, last year serving over 700 children and staging over 50 complete productions. We hope you'll enjoy our shows, and consider joining our rapidly growing family!

 



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Sponsorship

ACT has terrific sponsorship opportunities for you and/or your business. Click here for additional information, or please contact our Executive Director, Jamey Jamison at 214-810-3228 (or e-mail Jamey@artcentretheatre.com) for further information.

Discount Tickets:

Patrons and the employees of the fabulous Plano hotels and motels are entitled to a 10% discount off any tickets purchased at the door; show a receipt or current pay stub. (Receipts must be dated within 15 days of the show date.)

PISD Teachers, Plano Fire-fighters and Law-enforcement officers, City Of Plano employees, and members of the armed forces receive a 10% discount at the door with proper ID.

KERA members can receive a two-for-one discount at the door for non-special event shows! Look up the show date and time, note your desired seats from those available, and e-mail boxoffice@artcentretheatre.com with your request so we can hold your reservation; you may pay at the door when you show your KERA membership card.

Trying to Get a Break? The first Tuesday of every month ACT provides FREE SPACE for anyone wishing to have their works heard. Please book in advance by contacting the Executive Director, Jamey Jamison (jamey@artcentretheatre.com).

 

                  

 

 

 
 

Center Stage at ACT:

By Jo Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard
Presented through special arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.
235 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Sep 22- Oct 1:       Greater Tuna 

It started out as a simple skit, inspired by a political cartoon. Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard collaborated and delivered this critically-acclaimed show which has had audiences in hysterics for over 25 years. Greater Tuna has been parlayed into a franchise of shows, including A Tuna ChristmasTuna Does Vegas, and Red, White and Tuna, but this is the show that began it all.

Texas' third-smallest down, Greater Tuna, is the setting, populated by a crazy group of citizens. Patsy Cline never dies, the Lions' Club is thought of as much too liberal, and this incredibly funny satire of small-town life in America delivers on all levels. Mature content; recommended for adults only. 

$15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system.

ADULT CAST:

Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Presented by special arrangement with
R&H Theatricals
229 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
www.rnh.com

Sep 22- Oct 1:      [title of show]

Struggling writers Hunter and Jeff are trying to create a new musical for a new festival, but the deadline looms for them to have their submission considered. Trying to come up with a story, they realize that their conversation about what they should write about is what they should, well, write about! Helped by friends Larry, Susan, and Heidi, they make a pact to write up until the deadline. 

[title of show] (from the space on the festival application form), follows the group through an amazing exercise in expression, learning important lessons about friendship, themselves, and art along the way. This Tony Award nominated musical is considered a tremendous homage to that unique American art form, musical theatre. Mature content; recommended for adults only. 

$15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system.

ADULT CAST:

Adapted by Sherman L. Serge
Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois
 

Oct 6-15:      12 Angry Men

The 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose became the famous 1957 film (directed by Sidney Lume and starring Henry Fonda) which has long been recognized as one of the most significant courtroom dramas of all time, selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry.

An examination of personalities in conflict while they attempt to build a consensus, 12 Angry Men tells the tale of a life-and-death decision in the case of an 18 year old boy from the slums on trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death. After a quick preliminary vote, all the jurors except Juror 8 vote guilty. He doubts the veracity of the witness testimony and resists a conviction without due deliberation. From that point onward, this powerful story unfolds in unpredictable, emotionally explosive ways. Mature themes.

$15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system.

ADULT CAST:

Check out more of our upcoming shows on the On Stage page: CLICK HERE

 

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ACT's Monthly Hotel Spotlight!

Visitors to our great community can take advantage of significant discounts when you stay at one of the premiere hotels in Plano. Call the theatre for more information!


Do you like to shop?

Online shoppers using Amazon can return %.5 of your eligible purchase to ACT! Click on the logo below, then sign in to your Amazon account as normal. That's all there is to it!

Also, you can shop at these local merchants, tell 'em we sent you - and ACT gets 1% (.05% at Kroger)!! At Tom Thumb or Randalls, give them our code #12939 when you check out. At Albertson's, give them #49001026649 (or, better, use a barcode tag you can get at the ACT front desk). For Kroger, link your Kroger Plus card to the ACT organization using number 45989 - go to www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com to establish the link. Note that many of these programs require annual renewal of your community organization links.

Attention Plano Arts Groups! ACT is making available at no charge a room for use in the artistic pursuits, the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00-9:00 PM, for activities supporting 10-to-25 people. Contact jamey@artcentretheatre.com for details and scheduling!

 


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Art Centre Theatre        ACT is funded in part by:
City of Plano

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