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About Our Productions

ACT performs shows appropriate for all ages as well as those oriented toward more mature audiences. If you have any questions about the content of one of our productions please contact us.

Wheelchair-accessible seating is available. Be advised that in some of our shows strobe lighting, fog machines, and similar special effects may be used.

Our shows are original productions by ACT staff and students unless otherwise noted.

Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online or at the ACT box office. Tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges are allowed for a different performance of a production. Seats may not be exchanged from one production to another.. ACT reserves the right to cancel a performance if there are less than 25 tickets sold. Member discounts are valid only for online purchases and not at the door.

Armed Forces, PISD, City of Plano, and Hotel Discount Tickets at the Door:
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

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.

Online Ticketing

Through our online ticketing system you can reserve your seats, print your tickets and pay with a credit card. Tickets are not available online one hour before the performance.

Our community theatre relies on our cast members to spread the word and sell tickets to their shows - contact your favorite cast member before purchase as there may be a discount available, and also be sure to specify their name when you purchase the ticket.

Even if you leave your tickets at home, your name will be on the door list. We will be waiting for you!

Should you encounter difficulty completing your purchase online please send an e-mail to boxoffice@artcentretheatre.com. Be sure to include your name and phone number as well as the performance in which you're interested. You will be contacted via phone for your credit card information to complete the purchase. Do not include your credit card information in the e-mail.

Common Issues:

Discount code not accepted - shows are occasionally offered with a special cast discount code. If you have been provided a discount code you must purchase the tickets one week before the show opens (an incentive to purchase your tickets early!).

Could not print receipt - Check the e-mail that you used when registering with the ticketing system - a copy of the tickets are sent to that address. You can log back into the ticketing system and reprint your receipt and tickets. We will have your reservation at the door, so you can just bring ID and you will be good to go.

The system keeps erroring off - common errors are from the credit card expiration date format - it should be entered 'mmyy'. Some cards are now giving an exact day, please use only the month and year.

Current and Upcoming Shows on the ACT Main Stage

Policies:
  • Tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges are permitted for a different performance of a production for a $5 fee. Seats may not be exchanged from one production to another. CLICK HERE if you wish to make an exchange.
  • Seats that are not occupied or confirmed as checked in by the scheduled start time of a show are subject to release and resale.
  • If a performance is sold out, you may be placed on our stand-by list when you arrive at the theatre, approximately 1/2 hour prior to curtain. We do not place names on the stand-by list unless you are physically present at the theatre.
  • ACT Member discounts are valid only for online purchases and not at the door.
  • No outside food or beverages; concessions are available before and during intermissions of most performances. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE THEATRE, PLEASE.
  • Buying in advance through our online system is recommended; shows tend to sell out, so you are encouraged to buy early! ACT Members who buy online may also take advantage of automatic discounts; click the "Members/Sponsors" link above for more information on our membership program.



    Interested in performing in an ACT production? Experienced or not, young or old, you may be just who we're looking for! CLICK HERE to go to our Auditions page and find out more!

       
    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 Christmas, Tuna 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:
    by Gloria Gonzalez
    Oct 6-15:      Deliberation

    Too much crime. The law subject to wildly different interpretations, the guilty unpunished, the innocent imprisoned or in the grave. Trust in the legal system at an all-time low; is Lady Justice blind, but not color blind? What if you witnessed the offense? What if you knew the people involved?

    What if YOU had the power to make the choice?

    Be a part of this original dramatic concept where you decide. What happened? Who is the true offender? What does it really mean when tension in an inner-city neighborhood has people taking matters into their own hands? Mature themes.

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

    ADULT CAST:
    Presented through special arrangement with
    Theatrical Rights Worldwide
    1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640
    New York, NY   10036

    Oct 20-Nov 5:      The Addams Family

    The wicked and witty Addams family comes to life in this highly acclaimed musical comedy. When the grown-up Wednesday Addams falls head over heels for a normal boy, she invites his parents to the family mansion for a gothic meet-and-greet. Sit back and savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and everyone's favorite weirdo, Uncle Fester, as the special occasion brings out the best -- and worst -- in everyone involved. The award-winning team behind this fabulous, albeit macabre, show includes authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party).

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

    ADULT CAST:

    YOUTH CAST: 

    Book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien
    Presented through special arrangement with
    Samuel French, Inc.
    235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor
    New York, NY 10003

    Oct 20-Nov 4:      The Rocky Horror Show

    Antici-

    The time warp returns to ACT for our annual excursion into Richard O'Brien's universe of B-movie madness! Join Brad and Janet as they pay a visit to the castle of Frank N. Furter, alien transvestite, and his castle full of bizarre characters. You know the drill ... or do you? Virgins are welcome! Prop bags will be available for sale at the door.

    Mature content. Adults only, please.

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

     

    ADULT CAST:

     

    A Pikola Tesla Original Production

    Oct 26: Night of the Living 90's - Pickola Tesla

    The 90's is back from the DEAD! Pickola Telsa's comedy scientists   are excited about their latest creation! Night of the Living 90's is an explosion of sketch comedy and mucial parody HILARITY that combines Horror icons with 90's nostalgia! What happens when Alien meets Seinfeld, when Killers form boy bands, or when pogs can murder? Find out on Thursday, October 26th at the Art Centre Theatre in Plano! 

    by Robert Harling
    Presented by special arrangement with
    Dramatists Play Service
    440 Park Avenue South
    New York, NY 10016
    www.dramatists.com

    Nov 10-19:      Steel Magnolias

    Welcome to Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Anyone who's "anyone" come to Truvy's for their hair. With the help of her enthusiastic (but somewhat confused about her marital status) assistant, Anelle, Truvy offers free advice along with the shampoos and cuts. Her clientele include Ouiser ("I've been in a bad mood for 40 years), social maven M'Lynn and her daughter Shelby, an slightly crazy millionaire Miss Clairee. Witty repartee and some rather bitter verbal sparring bring up the issues of life, love, mortality, and how friends can be friends through good times and bad.

    Mature content.

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

    ADULT CAST:

    YOUTH CAST:

    A TAG Team Event DFW
    Original Production

    Nov 17:  Waiting to Exhale:  Ms Mary & Friends - 8:30 pm

    She’s been holding her breath, waiting for a chance to get some of her friends over for an evening of fun. When Ms. Mary and her friends get together, it’s all about the “Good Ol’ Days”! So, join us for an evening of comedy, song and dance centered around this octogenarian’s favorite memories. Mark your calendar, gather up the kids and invite your neighbors, because November 17th will be fun for everyone! Get your tickets NOW for this One-Night event. Family Friendly

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

     

    Nov 18:  Comedy Royale - 8:30pm

    Coming to the ArtCentre Theatre in Plano is a comedy extravaganza!

    Comedy Royale! Watch an incredible comedy show, featuring the best talent in the DFW area!

    Dexter C Givens Jr
    Jessica Roy
    Jason T. Powell

    Hosted and Presented by Tom Smith and Wes Corwin

    Come and be entertained at a degree man never thought possible!

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

    ADULT CAST:

     

    by Paul Boyd
    Presented by special arrangement with
    Paul Boyd Music
    pbmusicals.com

    Nov 24-Dec 3:      RED: The Red Riding Hood Musical

    Creator Paul Boyd's brilliant adaptation of the timeless story returns to ACT! The original score, which ranges from rock and Broadway-style ballads to gypsy rhythms soars with the story of a troupe of traveling gypsies gathered around a campfire in a dark forest. As they hear wolves howling in the woods, they begin to tell the tale of one of their ancestors, a mysterious girl in a crimson-colored cape. Considered one of Boyd's best early works (having premiered in Ireland in 2000), this favorite tale gets stellar treatment.

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

    All Ages Cast:

     

    Adapted by Joe Landry
    Presented by special arrangement with
    Playscripts Inc.
    7 Penn Plaza, Ste 904
    New York, NY 10001
    playscripts.com
    Dec 8-23:       It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play

    It's a Wonderful Life has become a holiday staple for many families, and there's no better way to kick off the season than to see the old favorite in a whole new way -- live on stage. This show-within-a-show takes place on December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WSTG Radio, where a cast of actors is preparing to present It's a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience. The ensemble re-enacts the beloved story of George Bailey, a young man who has given up on his dreams and stands on a bridge on Christmas Eve, ready to end it all. A guardian angel intervenes and shows him all the lives he's touched throughout the years without even realizing it.

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

     

     

     

     

     

    Presented through special arrangement with
    Samuel French, Inc.
    235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor
    New York, NY 10003

    Dec 8-24:      The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson, is a heartwarming and humorous tale of a town that has its annual Christmas nativity reenactment shaken up when the rowdy Herdman clan high-jacks the play. The narrator introduces the Herdmans as the worst kids in the history of the world and goes on to detail their crimes. They smoke, curse, bully kids at school, steal, and even set fire to an old abandoned toolhouse. The product of an absent father and a mother who would rather work two jobs than parent her children, the six Herdmans take care of themselves.

     

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

    All Ages Cast:

     

     

     

    by Michael Kelly
    A Kelz Productions Presentation

    Dec 28, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 :      What's the Rush?

    Michael Kelly keeps cranking out hit after hit. This post Christmas play takes us into the new year with some introspection. After coming off a bad breakup a millennial rebounds with another stunningly bad dating choice. After several more downward spirals, she decides therapy is the answer, but her ability to affect change is harder than she thought. Her inability to find herself may come from something or someone she thought she has little or no control over. Why does she always leap before she looks?   The answers are closer than she thinks.

    $15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system. $20 at the door.




     
    by Michael Kelly
    A Kelz Productions Presentation
    Feb 9-11, 2018:      It's NOT What It Seems!

    This is NOT a "Valentine's Day 'date play' for the faint of heart. Michael Kelly continues his explorations into love, race and how it relates to spirituality in today's society with this critical look at relationships and marriage. A perfect answer to the sometimes trivial attitude towards commitment in today's society, he continues to ask the tough questions with plays like;  "Love Me Through the Bad." "Who Has Your Attention?" and now "It's not what it seems."
    A married couple, like most others find themselves being pulled apart by divisive friends and relatives. In any marriage are the fights truly resolved? Can you trust the one you are with? How do you know if this is really the "right one" Trust has a lot to do with a marriage, but how can you give that trust to someone who might not be who you think they are. This play speaks to anyone who has had to take a risk and go all in ... or get out.
     
    $15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system. $20 at the door.


    Original Production

     By Award Winning Local Playright

    Everett Newton

    April 20 - 29, 2018:  Nun Puncher, A Rock Opera!

    As a recent graduate of the Happy Buddha's Online Course for Complete and Total Nunnery, Sister Sandi Spagnanowicz is excited to begin her new career as a nun. However, all is not as it seems at the Heavenly Sisters of Bovina Convent, the East Texas convent to which she's been assigned. Sandi soon learns that evil Mother Superior, the convent's leader and drummer extraordinaire, has, through the hypnotic beats of her drumming, brainwashed the convent's caretaker and two monks from a neighboring monastery to join her heavy metal band, Nun Puncher. Thus begins her quest to record an album and distribute it worldwide so that she can rule the world with her hypnotic drum beats.

    Will Sandi be able to stop Mother Superior's bid for world domination, or will Mother Superior ultimately control us all? The answer to this, and many other scintillating questions await in the world premiere of this melodic heavy metal rock opera, with original music performed live by local band, Nun Puncher!


     Original Production  

    By Lon Rogers

    September 21 - 30, 2018:  Halfmoon Rising

    Daniel, a middle-aged Episcopal priest, has lived a lie since his early years in seminary. Engaged to be married in his twenties, he impregnates a secret lover and then deserts both her and the unborn son to marry his fiancée—a more suitable wife for an Episcopal priest. Now in his forties, as the play opens, Daniel looks back on his years as a successful priest and a devoted husband and father; but the abandoned, illegitimate son, now in his twenties, learns of the desertion and the deception, and threatens to expose the ugly truth that would destroy Daniel's family, his ministry, and his image as a man of God.

     


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